Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

In this example, a short excerpt from the famous chorus of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 is modeled. The soprano score part is shown below:

This can concisely be expressed in terms of the following context tree model. Note that the rhythmic context defining a dotted quarter note (4.) is reused throught the first six measures. The first two notes are a result of an automatic expansion: one pitch is defined (namely the zero-based scale degree 2) and two syllables (namely “Freu” and “de). This results in two syllables with the same pitch.

The equivalent syntactical representation is:

composition
{
    instrument vocals, time 6/8, key D
    {
        rhythm 4.
        {
            pitches(startOctave 5) 2
            {
                lyrics "Freu-de"
            }
            pitches(startOctave 5) 3 4 4 3 2 1 0 0 1 2
            {
                lyrics "schö-ner Göt-ter-fun-ken, Toch-ter aus E-"
            }
        }
        rhythm 5/8 8 4 _8 _4.
        {
            pitches(startOctave 5) 2 1 1
            {
                lyrics "ly-si-um"
            }
        }
    }
}