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 alien thing that took its form. 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. Below is a chart of how long in eighth notes each chord is sustained through the piece. My fondness runs deeper given that:: 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.

If you find yourself over your head, try out a few helpful sites: The cocerning I’m dredging it up now is that I’ve just recently learned some interesting facts relating to “Skylark Interabang?! Trying to analyze this piece using Roman Numeral Analysis presents some interesting issues.

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

In addition, it fits all the criteria I have for sharing: The only hitch is that it’s several uvo old in fact, it was released the day before I started this blog. And why does the piece end on the fifth scale degree of A major?

Imagery of the trinity, cries to God, miraculous signs and a reference to the Middle East all point to the Incarnation of Christ. Is this a Piccardy third? My two cents I would throw into the ring would be to suggest that the prevailing key is E minor. Perhaps I was not enthralled enough with the instrumental, because I shamefully missed which song it samples. Music can be bought on the Asthmatic Kitty site, here.


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Posted by Jharms at 1: This song is an old favorite of mine, partly because of the unique artist name. 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 conncerning. 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.

On the surface, it has something to do with UFO sightings. The musi at night, the sirens grow and grow.

Special thanks to atownes at tabnabber. In the spirit of three stars. There are arguments on both sides. In a live concertStevens talks about finding quite a few police reports about UFO sightings around Highland when he was doing research for Illinois. 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.

At measure 7, we get a rather complicated Gmaj7 chord.

Sufjan Stevens chords & tabs

The odd lengths illlinois bars throws off the ear, creating a feeling of uneasiness. He also tells a fun story about aliens visiting his father. Again, you can find it here. 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.


Sufjan Stevens is one of the heavyweights concerninv there right now, forging a middle ground between many different styles. Thank you, beautiful analisys of an immortal piece that is never leaving me What do you hear? However, I do still hear it as modal mixture—which argues away from my analysis using NRT.

After finishing seven complete cycles, Stevens does a little flourish and fades out on an A major. 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.

Allow ugo 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.

Anonymous September 20, at 2: The only other interesting thing to mention is the closing. This post will be covering a song near and dear to my heart. Sheeet you for this beautiful analysis. You can probably argue the piece is in A Dorian, with some modal mixture to top off the end, but the argument is weaker.

Send me an email at jharms. In the end, I used a combination of accented bass notes and textual accents to determine the bar lengths. The fact that you tackled both the music and the lyrics is quite admirable.

Anonymous September 24, at 8: Pros for Team-G include: