B-flat minor

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B minor
D-flat Major key signature.png
Relative key D major
Parallel key B major
Dominant key
Notes in this scale
B, C, D, E, F, G, A, B

B minor or B-flat minor is a minor scale based on B-flat. Its key signature has five flats. [1]

Its relative major is D-flat major, and its parallel major is B-flat major. Its enharmonic equivalent is A-sharp minor.[2]

B-flat minor is often seen as a "dark" key."[3] Tchaikovsky said that the oboe solo in B-flat minor in the second movement of his Symphony No. 4 was "the feeling that you get when you are all alone".

The old valveless horn could not play easily in B-flat minor. In fact, the only example found in 18th century music is a modulation in the first minuet of Franz Krommer's Concertino in D major, Opus 80.[4]

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  3. Wilfred Mellers, "Round and About in Górecki's Symphony No. 3" Tempo 168 3 (1989): 23
  4. J. Murray Barbour, Trumpets, Horns, and Music (1964), p. 163
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