Neapolitan, Phrygian II, bII

The following pieces that are on this website contain Neapolitan, Phrygian II, or bII chords.

Definition: The bII, Neapolitan, or Phrygian II chord is a major triad built on the lowered 2nd (b2) scale degree. It is called Phrygian II since it is occurs naturally in the Phrygian mode.

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

RomanticLe Beau, Luise AdolphaFemalePiano Quartet, Op. 28, Mvt. 1: Adagio, Allegro con fuocoRondo, Aug 6, Neapolitan, Enharmonic modulation
RomanticSchubert, FranzAustrian, MaleMoments Musicaux in Ab Major, Op. 94 No. 6 D780Ternary – compound, rounded binary, Aug 6, cto7, Neapolitan, enharmonic respelling
RomanticChopin, FredericPolishPrelude No. 20 in C minor, Op. 28Binary, secondary dominants, Aug 6, Neapolitan
ClassicalBeethoven, Ludwig VanmalePiano Sonata No. 23, Op. 57 (Appassionata), I: Allegro assaiSonata form, Neapolitan, Secondary Dominants
RomanticBrahms, Johannes Cello Sonata No. 1, Op. 38, Mvt. 1Sonata Form, Neapolitan, secondary dominants, mixture
RomanticSchubert, FranzAustrian, Male“Erlkonig”Neapolitan, secondary dominants
RomanticSchubert, FranzAustrian, MaleSchwanengesang, D. 957, No 13: “Der Doppelganger” (1828)Aug 6, secondary dominants, Neapolitan
ClassicalBeethoven, Ludwig VanmalePiano Sonata No. 21 in C Major (Waldstein), Op. 53, I: Allegro con brioSonata form, circle of 5ths progression, third relationship (key), Aug 6, Neapolitan,cto7
ClassicalBeethoven, Ludwig VanmalePiano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14 No. 1, I: AllegroSonata form, Neapolitan, Aug 6
RomanticFarrenc, LouiseFemaleTrio for Piano, Flute, and Cello, Op. 45, Mvt. 1Sonata form, Aug 6, Neapoiltan
RomanticChaminade, CecileFemaleSonata in Ut Minor for Piano, Op. 21, Mvt 1Sonata form, Fugue, Neapolitan
RomanticBrahms, Johannes “Wie Melodien zieht es mir.” No 1 of 5 Lieder, Op 105Strophic form, Neapolitan, Aug 6
RomanticChopin, FredericPolishMazurka in A minor, Op. 7, No. 2Compound ternary, Rounded binary, Neapolitan, Aug 6
RomanticBeach, AmyFemale3 Browning Songs, Op. 44 No. 2: “Ah, Love, but a day”Neapolitan, augmented 6
20th CenturyBonis, Mel(anie)Female, FrenchSonata pour piano and violincello, Op. 67, Mvt 1Aug 6, Neapolitan
RomanticHensel, FannyFemaleSix Lieder, Op. 9 No. 6: Die MainachtAug 6, Neapolitan
Jazz, Pop, and Film MusicJobim, Antonio Carlos and Moreas, ViniciusBrazil“The Girl from Ipanema” (1963) – NON-PDTritone sub, neapolitan
Jazz, Pop, and Film MusicLennon, John and McCartneyBritish“Do you want to know a secret?” (1963) – NON-PDNeapolitan
ClassicalParadis, Maria Theresia vonFemaleSicilienne in Eb majorNeapolitan, Mixture
Jazz, Pop, and Film MusicWilliams, JohnAmerican“Raiders March” (1981) from Raiders of the Lost Ark – NON-PDNeapolitan