Hi - love this Ted Greene original and many thanks to Paul V and David Bishop for the work on this sheet, and for the analysis from David Bishop. David in your analysis - you wrote:
"In classical harmony this is an “augmented sixth” chord, which was more often used in the
classical era and beyond as an approach chord to the dominant. It does appear in Baroque
works but to a lesser extent. This chord would normally be voiced so that it approaches the V
from a half-step above (if this were the case here, G would be in the bass, with the F-natural
[spelled as E#) placed somewhere above), rather than a half-step below, as here. I know of
only one Baroque piece—a very famous one—that does contain this chord in such an unusual
inversion, as an approach to the V from a half-step below: Bach’s Mass in B minor. (For those
with access to the score, it appears as the last chord in m. 51 [the third bar from the end].) It is
even itself approached by a half-step below, just as in Ted’s piece."
I am trying to "hear" the chord change / inversion you are referring to in Bach Mass in B Minor..are you referring to m.51 of the very last 3 bars of the whole work? ie the Dona nobis pacem? or some other intermediate section? Appreciate any further guidance as Im keen on hearing Bach's chord move that you are referring to.
Thanks in advance.