Bach - Brandenburg Concerto

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  • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.5, 3rd Movement
    • Texture
      • Polyphonic
        • Counterpoint
        • Polyphony
        • Contrapuntal
      • Baroque Concertos
        • One or two solo violins
        • A string orchestra
        • Continuo
        • Rules Broken by Bach
          • Solos in violin, Flute and Harpsichord
          • One violin part instead of two in the ripieno
          • Virtuoso in harpsichord part.
      • Use of a tonic pedal on B in the middle section
      • Violin and flute occasionally play in thirds or in unison
      • Fugal
    • Structure
      • Ternary Form
        • 1st A
          • Bar 1 - 78
          • D major
          • Brief sections of A major
        • Section B
          • Bar 79 - 232
          • B minor (Relative minor)
          • New Theme
          • Ideas of A
        • 2nd A
          • Bar 233 - End
          • Opening of A
          • Extra D major chord in continuo part
    • Dynamics
      • Terraced dynamics used
        • No crescendo or diminuendo
      • Few dynamics used
        • A feature of baroque music
    • Melody
      • Mostly conjuct
        • Occasional leaps (disjunct)
        • The conjusct melody often develops into scalic runs in the harpsichord
      • Rising sequences
      • Use of trills
    • Rhythm / Tempo / Metre
      • The metre is 2/4, but could be written in 6/8, making it compound time
        • This makes it essentially a baroque gigue
      • Use of triplets and dotted rhythms  throughout
      • Semiquaver runs, particularly in the harpsichord
    • Harmony / Tonality
      • Root position and first inversion chords
      • Perfect cadences at the end of sections
      • Occasional use of suspentions
      • D Major
      • Diatonic
      • B section modulates to the dominant (A Major) and relative minor (B Minor)
    • Instrumentation
      • Ripieno
        • Violin
        • Viola
        • Cello
      • Solo
        • Violin
        • Flute
      • Harpsichord

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mooserider

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useful, however no mention of the fact it is a "concerto grosso" and what that means.  Mabey could be put under structure...

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