For Bruckner's 7th Symphony, the Timpani notes appear as:
- 1st movement (E major):
- 2nd movement (C# minor):
- 3rd movement (A minor):
- 4th movement (E major):
The thing is, Bruckner uses only the tonic note of E for the first movement. In the second movement, he uses C and G for the C major part instead of the tonic-dominant of C# and G#. The third uses A and E which is awesome. The fourth uses E as tonic, but uses C instead of B for the second note. Why did Bruckner break the rules for the normal tonic-dominant tuning?