BERNSTEIN - Something's Coming from West Side Story

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  • BERNSTEIN - Something's Coming from West Side Story
    • Melody
      • little ideas/ short riffs
      • combination of short phrases and long sustained notes
    • Rhythm
      • off-beats
      • cross-rhythms
      • push-rhythms
      • syncopation
      • rhythmic ostinati
    • Harmony
      • tritone - devil's interval (augmented 4th)
      • blues notes
      • jazz harmony
    • Instrumentation
      • orchestra
      • latin american
      • solo male tenor
    • Tonality
      • D major
      • happy mood
    • Tempo / Dynamics
      • fast - 176bpm / pp, excited
    • Time signature
      • 3/4, sounds like 6/8
      • cross-rhythms
    • Texture
      • different layers
      • arranged instruments
    • Form and Structure
      • 1. Intro
        • jazz harmonies
        • tritone
        • syncopated rhythm
        • 3 - beat ostinato
      • 2. Section A
        • push-rhythms
        • quiet voice "who knows"
        • fast, loud voice "cannonballing"
      • 3. Section B
        • strength to lyrics
        • change 2/4 - drive
      • 4. Section B1
        • shortened version of B
      • 5. Section A1
        • 3/4
        • base on tritone
        • riff fades
      • 6. Outro
        • fades out
    • Facts
      • Musicals

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