Examples from worksEdit
Prominent examples include:
- Claude Debussy's Beau soir (1880), Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894), Nocturnes (1899), La Mer (1905), La cathédrale engloutie, "Voiles", "Feuilles mortes"
- Maurice Ravel's Daphnis and Chloë Suite No. 2 (1913), "Menuet" from Le Tombeau de Couperin
- Erik Satie's Le Fils des étoiles (1892)
- Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring (1913)
- Olivier Messiaen's music features abundant planing
- Richard Strauss's Elektra (1909)
- Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire, "Columbine" (1914)
- William Schuman's Three Score Set for Piano (1944)
- John Williams's "Rebel Fanfare" from Star Wars
In the example to the right,[clarification needed] we see a series of quartal chords in parallel motion, in which the intervallic relationship between each consecutive chord member, in this case a minor second, is consistent. Each note in the chord falls by one semitone in each step, from F, B♭, and E♭ in the first chord to D, G, and C in the last.