Dorian mode


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Related to Dorian mode: Aeolian mode, Phrygian mode, Æolian mode
(Mus.) the first of the authentic church modes or tones, from D to D, resembling our D minor scale, but with the B natural.
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Pieces of Eight," in Dorian mode, is a definite nod to the world of pirates.
He felt an affinity with the modal music of the Tudor period and it can be heard in the largest work on this disc, his Mass in the Dorian Mode.
The first morning in the forest is accompanied by pastoral music in the Dorian mode (a scale often used in English folk music and based on the pattern whole step--half step--whole step--whole step--whole step--half step whole step) scored for flute and horn, reminiscent of traditional European art-music markers of the rural life, in which pipe, horn, and drum signify the fields and the forest, the hunt and the rustic life.
On the significance of the Dorian mode see West (1992), 174-5 and 179-81.
These modes had tonal centers that correlated to the ancient Greek modes: The Dorian mode was used with inspirational texts, the Phrygian mode for texts with sentiment and the Lydian mode for confessional, lamenting texts.
To take one example, Sullivan suggests that a C[sharp] in "Eleanor Rigby" suggests the Dorian mode on E, recalling the "old" modes of Europe before the advent of diatonic tonality.
In literature he has written sixteen memoirs or biographies, notably In the Dorian Mode, the life of the 1890s poet John Gray, and essays on Montague Summers and Olive Custance, the wife of Lord Alfred Douglas.
11am Sung Eucharist, Lent Prose- Plainsong, Howells in the Dorian mode, Jesu, grant me this, I pray - Whitlock.
But once the simile was chosen, sure enough, the ancients found their Dorian mode there, and Kepler found all eight modes of his time, though he had to stretch the definition of "mode" to the limit.