Berceuse #3 in Db Major Opus 57

I’ve continued work on the lullaby by Frédéric Chopin, his Berceuse opus 57 published in 1843, when he was 33. This version includes the entire movement, 70 measures long.

The scale I used is mostly diatonic, with a few extra notes to achieve what I think Chopin might have done, had me been as twisted as me. The notes are all derived from the Otonality on C#. My names for the 16 Otonality degrees in 31-limit are, starting at the 1st overtone, 1 through 9, then A, B, C, D, E, F, G. In this piece I did not use the 6th degree, 13:8 or the Gth degree, 31:32. The 14 I did use are shown below.

Degree Name Ratio
1 Db 1:1
9 D 17:16
2 Eb 9:8
A E 19:16
3 F 5:4
B Gb 21:16
4 G+ 11:8
5 Ab 3:2
D A 25:16
E Bb 27:16
F B 29:16
7 Cb 7:4
8 C 16:15
1 Db 1:1


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Berceuse #3

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Prent Rodgers

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