I'm trying to make a list of the short motifs e.g. in Baroque, which are the elements in the music by Bach, Vivaldi, Händel et all.
I have found some lists of figures, ornaments, decorations in the common practice period (which also may fit in 12 tone music).
Now I am trying to find names for these short motifs like c,d,e,c and their variation (all kind of inversions) as: c,b,a,c (horizontally mirroring or c,e,d,c (crab) and c,a,b,c. (But I don't search for this terms of transforming! What I'm looking for are just a names of e.g. this figure: passing tone 1-3 and back.
I'm sure I have found once a list of such motifs (and their labeling. (Similar to the names of the Neumes in Greorian chant notation because I consider them as a development of those neumen motifs.)
What I could name is: triads (e.g. Alberti bass) and "Läufer" (scale), I've once also read the name "Ruggiero" for the Bass motif solatiso doremido, that is also used in the 5th sequences progressions - but I'm not sure about this and I can't find the source again.
I hope your answers can help me
- with links or already existing lists
- with graphic (de)signs to recognize or systematize them,
- e.g. typical songs like we use to learn the intervals - e.g: "There's a place for us" -> minor 7th, "Maria" -> augmented 4th (West Side Story) This can be folk songs, baby songs, pop songs, classical motifs.
as an example the sequenced motif above mi,fa,so,mi - re,mi,fa,re - do-re-mi-do I'd name "the piggies motif"