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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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.

It’s a pleasant piano line, but I posit that this sample was pulled with a plan in mind. In that particular chapter, Concernign recou nts a real incident ” where several persons reported seeing a large triangular object with three lights flying at night “.

Now siggting 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 concernibg like. The fact that you tackled both the music and the lyrics is quite admirable.

Posted by Alexsaurus Rex at One question that might come to mind is, did Stevens purposefully plan out how long each chord was to be held?

Sufjan Stevens is one of the heavyweights out there right now, forging a middle ground between many different styles. Or did he just wing it on the fly? My two cents I would throw into the ring would be to suggest that the prevailing key is E minor.

Sufjan Stevens – “Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois”

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.


Sarah Chao September 30, at 8: Neither option really presents us with strong cadences, either. 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, and I am really grateful for your transcription. Is this a Piccardy third? Delivering signs and dusting from their eyes.

Thank you, beautiful analisys of an immortal piece that is never leaving me A skylark is a bird among other things but it turns out that the rest is redundant.

Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois – sheet music and tabs

What do you hear? Suddenly, I’m drawn again to what has kept me listening to this song all these years, the strangely stylized name.

Harmonic Analysis Special thanks to atownes at tabnabber. Again, you can find it here. My fondness runs deeper given that:: Special thanks to atownes at tabnabber. As an introduction to what is thus far one of his most significant works, he 1 uses odd instrumentation for rock, pop, and folk idioms, 2 sings about aliens, zombies and Jesus at the same time, 3 Defies normal progressions and avoids anything that sounds like a cadence through the entire piece, and 4 creates a confusing sense of rhythm that inspires both pop sensibilities and minimalistic drones, and leaves us guessing at his original intent.

Thank you for this beautiful analysis. Perhaps I was too enthralled with the instrumental, but I never gave a thought as to what the title meant. If found in violation of creative rights, please email me at jharms.


The only other interesting thing to mention is the closing.

Music can be bought on the Asthmatic Kitty site, here. There are arguments on both sides. When I open my media player, those colons in the name place it near the top of higyland list alphabetically, so it naturally gets more attention. At measure 7, we get a rather complicated Gmaj7 chord.

Sufjan Stevens chords & tabs

Then to Lebanon, Oh God. Posted by Jharms at 1: The upper note of the repeating chord cycle spells out a second inversion E minor chord. Perhaps I was not enthralled enough with the instrumental, because I shamefully missed which song it samples.

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. This post will be covering a song near and dear to my heart. This song is an old favorite of mine, partly because of the unique artist name. The flashing at night, the sirens grow and grow.

In a live concertStevens talks about finding quite a few police reports about UFO sightings around Highland when he was doing research for Illinois. 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.

However, I do still hear it as modal mixture—which argues away from my analysis using NRT.