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adj. Music
Of, relating to, or involving tones that are identical in pitch but are written differently according to the key in which they occur, as C sharp and D flat, for example.

[Late Latin enharmonicus, from Greek enarmonios : en-, in; see en-2 + harmoniā, harmony; see harmony.]

en′har·mon′i·cal·ly adv.
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45 (Ger+6 in F minor), 48 (Ger+6 in B minor), 50 (Ger+6 in E[flat] minor), 56 (also a Ger+6 in E[flat] minor--although the passage is ultimately in D[flat] major), and 63 (Ger+6 in F major--here, the B[natural] has been enharmonically respelled as C[flat]).
It is a third down (enharmonically G flat) from the B flat of the previous movements.
Of course, these triads are often spelled enharmonically or displaced by an octave, which makes it difficult to recognize these diatonic references.
(When I say 'the same notes' I speak enharmonically and always according to our tempered system, C-sharp being equal to D-flat.) There are three modes of this type.
(7) This emphasis, while present throughout the movement, is made explicit by measures 947-53, which contain only the single pitch E[MUSICAL NOTES NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]5/D[MUSICAL NOTES NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]5, alternating back and forth between enharmonically equivalent notations.
(A1705.1), a table of cadences and chord progressions in all possible keys (1,008 examples in all) to which the poet ascribes his understanding of harmonic relations and his ability to `Change enharmonically (Hudl to thank)', (`With Charles Avison', 1.
Furthermore, as several writers--myself included--have pointed out, certain passages are much enriched by the use of such a temperament, most notably the chromatic succession of alternating major thirds and diminished fourths near the end of the seventh toccata, since the difference between the consonances and the enharmonically equivalent dissonances becomes almost painfully audible.
Allowing for incomplete notational transliterations (for that is what they are), the objective was to define the physical position of a note on a keyboard, allowing the organist to find simultaneously sounding keys with his fingers; they could even be spelled enharmonically, as in the Buxheim Organ Book, where Eb is usually spelled D# (illus.9, no.110, bar 3).
30 is enharmonically reinterpreted to pave the way for the "polka postlude" (mm.
1922: this piece was copied out twice before being enharmonically shifted into another copy in G major, and further finding a place as the third movement of his Sonata no.
[4] Example 1 shows how this, the last and longest ladder in the piece, climbs sixteen rungs from F[MUSICAL NOTES NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]-A[MUSICAL NOTES NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (enharmonic members of the E[MUSICAL NOTES NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] minor of Kashchey's demise) to reach G[MUSICAL NOTES NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]-B, providing a common-tone link to the B major music of the final scene and enharmonically recalling the key (A[MUSICAL NOTES NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] minor) in which the ballet begins.
11-13) outlines B harmony--the enharmonically spelled relative major of A[flat] minor.