Altered Dominants

The following pieces on this website contain examples of altered dominants (V+7 or Vb5).

Pieces that are not in the Public Domain are marked as NON-PD and may not have a score.

Jazz, Pop, and Film MusicEllington, Duke, and Bigard, Albany, and Mills, IrvingAlbanyAmerican, male, black“Mood Indigo” (1930) – NON-PDTritone sub, altered dominants
Jazz, Pop, and Film MusicYoung, Victor and Heyman, EdwardAmerican“When I Fall In Love” (1952) – NON-PDAltered dominants, Aug 6, Tritone sub, secondary dominants
RomanticWolf, HugoAustrian, Male“Das Verlassene Magdlein” from Morike LiederTernary, augmented triads, Aug 6, chromatic mediants
Jazz, Pop, and Film MusicKern, Joseph and Oscar Hammerstein IIAmerican“All the Things You Are” from the musical Very Warm for May (1939) – NON-PDCircle of 5ths progression, altered dominant, ii-V-I progression, descending passing diminished 7th
Jazz, Pop, and Film MusicKern, JeromeAmerican“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” from the musical Roberta (1933) – NON-PD32-bar song form, Altered dominants, ii-V-I progression
Jazz, Pop, and Film MusicPorter, ColeAmerican“Anything Goes” from the musical Anything Goes (1934) – NON-PD32-bar song form, altered dominant
Jazz, Pop, and Film MusicNoble, RayBritish, jazz“Cherokee (Indian Love Song)” (1938) – NON-PDAltered dominants (V+), Major-Minor movement of the same chord, sequence of ii-V-I progressions.
Jazz, Pop, and Film MusicHarline, Leigh and Washington, NedAmerican“When You Wish Upon a Star” from the Disney movie Pinocchio (1939) – NON-PD32-bar song form, Mixture, altered dominants, passing diminished 7th