.. ive throughout the song, but again I would never be able to repeat it back correctly. It doesn’t seem as if there a motive but there is theme. 7/22 Listening Assignment #5 Major Minor Neither Organ Fugue in G Minor, J.S. Bach Rite of Spring, I.
Stravinsky Loengrin, Wagner Take the A train, Stray horn Britten, guide to the Orchestra Ritual Melodies, Harvey Major Minor Neither Mara-Bihag Song from Angola Hallelujah,G.F. Handel Alleluia: Vidimus stellam La Primavera, A Vivaldi Symphony #40, W. A. Mozart Nocturne, F. Chopin Five Pieces for Orchestra 7/26 Listening Assignment #6 Alleluia: Vidimus stellam Monophonic male voices.
Music flows out of a regular meter from beginning to end. This is from the ancient middle ages where all music was monophonic. Organ Fugue in G Minor, J.S. Bach An example of Polyphonic texture, Starts with a monophonic, but continues polyphonic. Nocturne, F.
Chopin Beginning to end has a homophonic texture. The end is monophonic for just a short while, and continues homophonic because you have harmony there. La Primavera, A Vivaldi Homophonic because there are three layers. Song from Angola Monophonic when he sings by himself and the drums. Then when the group goes in the same rhythm but different pitches leads to homophonic. Ritual Melodies, Harvey This is more timbre texture, there is no clear harmony or melody.
Take the A train, Stray horn Can be both Homophonic and polyphonic texture. It is motion filled and has a melodic movement. 7/27 Listening assignment#7 Bach, Gavotte from French Suite The musical form is Repletion. The form can be written as AABB because each part is repeated. The two parts differ in length and key, but are not related in melody.
Tchaikovsky, Dance the Reed Pipes The musical form is contrast. This form is a three-part example of ABA’. The first section has flutes playing which is a staccato melody and has a light airy feeling, and is repeated several times. The B section contrast in tone color, melody, and keys. A’ is just a shorter version of A.
Concerto for Orchestra, Bartok The musical form is in a duple meter of ABA’ form. In A a pair of Bassoons. Oboes, Clarinets, flutes, and muted trumpets play a chain of five melodies. The contrast in the middle section is B, which is a hymn like melody played softly by brass instruments. The A’ has a more active accompaniment.
A Little night Music, Mozart The musical form is the three-part ABA form of the pull and push feeling of repetition and contrast. The A section is stately , mostly loud staccato, with a clearly marked beat. The contrast in B is a soft intimate and legato. La Primavera , Vivaldi I found this Musical form to be Repetition of AABAA. The repetition helps recognize and remember the melody. When the musical idea returns, the effect is not duplicated but balance and symmetry. I wasn’t in class to review and I’m not so sure about this one.
String Quartet, Beethoven The musical form in this piece was a little confusing, ABACABA. It had the triple meter and between each was a contrast. The main theme is in minor, contrast with other themes, which are major. The B is a legato melody, while the C is a playful, with quick upward rushes. 8/3 Listening Assignment #8 Ave Maria, Desprez Motet, Religious and it’s in Latin As Vesta was descending, Weelkes Madrigal- English, Polyphonic, religious running, fast rhythm.
Tempo, pitch -descending , All- thick texture. Tenor horale from Cantata Instruments, religious text, voices with orchestra. More on a theme, played in church based on bible being religious wars. Hallelujah Chorus from the Massiah, Handel Oratorio, because a religious story is told. The Earl King, Schubert Solo piano with singer-there’s only one genre that fits this family which is art song.
Galloping rhythm of the horses- creates tension. Earl King -image of death and comes to take a boy that’s sick-night gallery- image . He tries to entice the boy to come with him. Change in dynamics to a smooth one more like a dance like accompaniment. A Survivor from Warsaw, Schoenberg Cantata- composition in several movements, usually written for a chorus, one or more vocal soloists, and orchestra written for the 6 million Jews that died in the camps.
Twelve tone composition. The music gets faster and louder to prepare us for the chorus. A solo male is speaking here. It paints running when the rhythm gets faster and pain when his tone of voice changes. 8/4 Listening Assignment # 9 Don Giovanni, Mozart Leporelo is on a lookout to make sure nobody bothers DonGiovanni. Leporelo thinks he’s a Don Juan having a nice romantic affair.
However, his master was doing something bad because he was really rapping her. But the servant claimed he didn’t know anything. In the beginning there is a pace. The servant is pacing and wasting time and waiting. Then he actually starts to sing.
He wants to be a gentleman, and he says it in Laggato style, while the rest was in Staccato. There is change when Donna Anna and Don Giovanni come down. The dynamics gets louder and the rhythm gets faster. There is a chase in the music between the two. There is a polyphonic texture. The chases is because she wants to know his identity.
When her father comes there is a dissonance in the harmony. There’s a lot of stopping and starting. When Commadant gets stabbed there is a minor harmony and a slow pitch, while he is dying. La Boheme, Puccini Mimi and Rudolfo fall in love. He helps her once her candle blows out, when she loses her key, they both look for it. There are many mood changes and the tempo helps us distinguish between them.
There is an alternation between speech like and melodic phrases within there dialogue. When Mimi enters we hear a lite orchestra and that shows her fragility and tenderness. When Mimi faints I notice there is a solo by the oboe. When Mimi comes back to get her keys there is a new melody in a faster tempo. Roddolfo’s aria has repeated tones and the melody becomes warmer and higher.
Okalahoma! , Rodgers and Hammerstein This song celebrates The beauty and richness of the land that would soon become the 46th state. It can be outlined in AA’BA. There is a very high tone on the first word Oklahoma. There is also a dance like rhythm- bouncy syncopation’s. It starts off with a male voice and a orchestral background. Then a group of people join in.
It is a major key and a happy song. Hallelujah Chorus from the Massiah, Handel There is word painting on the word Halleluya. The words are played on high pitches to make things sound cheerful. Painted musical element of timbre with the use of full orchestra, full choir and by the element of high pitch that gave a striking quality. For ever and ever was stretched in the element of duration.
Musical element was a polyphonic texture. Repetition of the theme and melody. Lord God Omnipotent has a monophonic texture. More staccato like a statement and Halleluya is accented. The kingdom of his word was a large, fast feeling in a homophonic texture. The kingdom of the lord has no timbre and when The Christ comes back the trumpets and drums return. Every time the name Lord or He is mentioned there is a monophonic texture.