Prelude to a Kiss Quotes by Craig Lucas
Prelude to a Kiss [Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
This composition is in the key of D-flat major but makes extensive use of the secondary dominant chords, secondary ii—V—I progressions , diatonic circle of fifths, and evaded cadences. By the late s, swing was at the height of its popularity. Using his fame and artistic freedom, Ellington became more ambitious and experimental, writing "Prelude to a Kiss", which abandoned the Tin Pan Alley style hooks and dance tempo for melodic lines and harmonies found more often in classical music. Outside of jazz musicians and historians, "Prelude to a Kiss" remains one of the lesser known Ellington songs. Gunther Schuller , described "Prelude to a Kiss" as "One of Ellington's finest ballads, although too sophisticated in its weaving melody and chromatic harmonies to gain wide public acceptance. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Duke Ellington composition.
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