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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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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. Neither option really presents us with strong cadences, either. A skylark is a bird among other things but it turns out that the rest is redundant. Delivering signs and dusting from their eyes. The upper note of the repeating chord cycle spells out a second inversion E minor chord.

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Thank you, beautiful analisys of an immortal piece that is never leaving me It’s a pleasant piano line, but I posit that this sample was pulled with a plan in mind. In that particular chapter, Sufjan recou nts a real incident ” where several persons reported seeing a large triangular object with three lights flying at night “.

Oh what it was. I started by making a transcription of the recording, which was rathe awkward to do in western notation. Music can be bought on the Asthmatic Kitty site, here. The song holds some meaning for me because that was a time when I was still fresh to the world of music blogs, and I was still trying to figure out what ‘dubstep’ was.

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. Again, you can find it here. I found it extremely difficult to figure out the rhythm, and I am really grateful for your transcription. Perhaps I was too enthralled with the instrumental, but I never gave a thought as to what the title meant. Pros for Team-G include: The fact that you tackled both the music and the lyrics is quite admirable.


Mysterious shape that took its form. In the end, I used a combination of accented bass notes and textual accents to determine the bar lengths. One possibility is G major. Special thanks to atownes at tabnabber.

The flashing at night, the sirens grow and grow. In addition, it fits all the criteria I have for sharing: Thank you for this beautiful analysis. 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. Riccardo March 25, at 2: When the revenant came down. Trying to analyze this piece using Roman Numeral Analysis presents some interesting issues.

He also tells a fun story about aliens visiting his father. The song’s artwork seems to perfectly portray a reference to the sample’s lyrical content and the group that so cleverly used it. Anonymous September 20, at 2: The odd lengths of bars throws off the ear, creating a feeling of uneasiness. At measure 7, we get a rather complicated Gmaj7 chord.

Sufjan Stevens chords & tabs

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. Is this a Piccardy third? Below is a chart of how long in eighth notes each chord is sustained through the piece. My two cents I would throw into the ring would be to suggest that the prevailing key is E minor. However, I do still hear it as modal mixture—which argues away from my analysis using NRT.

If found in violation of creative rights, please email me at jharms. Suddenly, I’m drawn again to what has kept me listening to this song all these years, the strangely stylized name.


The word literally means “?! Posted by Jharms at 1: 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 cojcerning 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. This post will be covering a song near and dear to my heart.

Harmonic Analysis Special thanks to atownes at tabnabber. If you find yourself over your head, try out a few helpful sites: The only hitch is that it’s several years old in fact, it was released the day before I started this blog.

Anonymous September 24, at 8: You can probably argue the piece is in A Dorian, with some modal mixture to top off the end, but the argument is weaker. After finishing seven complete cycles, Stevens does a little flourish and fades out on an A major. While this blog does it’s best to lay things out in layman’s terms, it still requires a small amount of prior music theory knowledge.

Your ear is constantly battling between two styles—a strong backbeat, being strengthened at the beginning of each chord, and a feeling of unmetered, lengthy chord enforcements.

Imagery of the trinity, cries to God, miraculous signs and a reference to the Middle East all point to the Incarnation of Christ.