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A facsimile edition of Brahms's handwritten compilation of parallel (consecutive) octaves, fifths, and related progressions, in music from the 16th to the 19th century, with commentary on some of the examples by Schenker, published by Universal Edition of Vienna. Brahms's manuscript is preserved in the library of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna.


  • Johannes Brahms, Oktaven und Quinten u. A. (Vienna: Universal Edition, 1933)
  • "Brahms's Study, Octaven u. Quinten u. A., with Schenker’s Commentary," annotated translation by Paul Mast, The Music Forum, V (1980), pp. 1‒196


  • William Drabkin

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