He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.”
Table 18.2 breaks down melodic conjunctions between Ein feste Burg and Variation IX by note type. There are 7 types of shared melody notes with frequencies ranging from 2 to 9.
Table 18.3 identifies 150 shared notes between Ein feste Burg and Nimrod present in 36 of 43 measures or about 84% of the movement. 27 are melodic conjunctions, and 123 are harmonic conjunctions. 68 of 79 melody notes from Ein feste Burg are embedded sequentially within Nimrod, amounting to just 86% of the covert Theme. Ein feste Burg was found to be dormant over 37 quarter note beats dispersed over 13 bars (i.e., measures 341, 349-350, 356, 361-364, and 368-372). There are 9 types of shared notes with frequencies ranging from 2 to 61. Among these note conjunctions, 7 are shared by both melodies (i.e., A flat, A, B-flat, C, D, E-flat, and G).