Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois sheet music composed by Sufjan Stevens – 1. Concerning the UFO Sighting Near. Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois – Sufjan Stevens – free sheet music and tabs for violin, contrabass and cello. Learn this song on Jellynote. Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois sheet music, tabs and chords.

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Music can be bought on the Asthmatic Kitty site, here. It’s a pleasant piano line, but I posit highlans this sample was pulled with a plan in mind. Newer Post Older Post Home.

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Allow me for a moment to wipe a digital tear away from the screen as I reminisce on the first time I heard this album, and how it changed my life forever. The flashing at night, the sirens grow and grow. If found in violation of creative rights, please email me at jharms.

One possibility is G major. On the surface, it has something to do with UFO sightings. I know now that the drops in this track don’t exactly qualify as face melting, but they were and are an unexpectedly pleasing twist.

It would make the A major chord a little touch of Dorian to the mix and would make the ending a half plagal cadence, which seems to work for me; as you said it doesn’t feel very much like a picardy third. The odd lengths of bars throws off the ear, creating a feeling of uneasiness. Anonymous September 20, at 2: Or did he just wing it on the fly?


Pros for Team-G include: When I open my media player, those colons in the name place it near the top of the list alphabetically, so it naturally gets more attention.

Sufjan Stevens chords & tabs

Now whether he literally thinks that Jesus will come to Earth in a flying saucer is up for debate, but it certainly opens the imagination about what the second coming might look like. Thank you, beautiful analisys of an immortal piece that is never leaving me I originally put out the full transcription on this, but have since decided it’s probably not fair to Sufjan to give it out freely without his permission.

There are arguments on both sides. After finishing seven complete cycles, Stevens does a little flourish and fades out on an A major.

Not to mention, for me personally I like to give my ear a shot in the dark, so when I paused the music to hum the most homely sounding note, I found it was E. Wednesday, March 26, Stevens is making an allusion to the second coming of Christ. The only other interesting thing to mention is the closing.

He also tells a fun story about aliens visiting his father.


Posted by Jharms at 1: I started by making a transcription of the recording, which was rathe awkward to do in western notation. Harmonic Analysis Special thanks to atownes at tabnabber.

“Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois” Sheet Music

Is this a Piccardy third? You can probably argue the piece is in A Dorian, with some modal mixture to top off the end, but the argument is weaker. I found it extremely difficult to figure out the rhythm, shheet I am really grateful for your transcription.

Send me an email at jharms. A skylark is a bird among other things but it turns out that the rest is redundant. The upper note of the repeating chord cycle spells out a second inversion E minor chord. If you find yourself over your head, try out a few helpful sites: One question that might come to mind is, did Stevens purposefully plan out how long each chord was to be held?

This post will be covering a sheeg near and dear to my heart. And this first track was what set into motion a series of unalterable events that has brought me to writing this blog post, right now. Neither option really presents us with strong cadences, either.