Brandenburg concerto

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  • Brandenburg concerto No.5 - movement 3
    • melody
      • Rising sequence at B137
      • Lots of scalic runs
      • Some ornaments (e.g. trill in harpsichords at B19)
      • Some small leaps (B1
      • Use of appogiaturas (e.g B148)
      • Lots of conjunct movement (B2)
    • rhythm
      • Harpsichord has lots of continuous semiquaver runs
      • Lots of triplets and dotted rhythms throughout
      • Metre is 2/4 (duple time), but also sounds like 6/8 because of so many triplets
    • Texture
      • Mostly polyphonic
      • Monophonic opening (and some other passages)
      • Some use of imitation and question and answer
    • Instrumentation
      • Flute, solo violin, violin,viola, cello,bass, harpsichord
      • Concertino: flute, violin, harpsichord
      • Ripieno: violin, viola, cello, bass, harpsichord
    • Genre
      • Concerto grosso
      • Baroque
      • There are 3 movements (fast, slow, fast) .This is LAST movement.
      • It is based on a gigue dance, with a fast tempo, strong pulse and a 6/8 feel
      • Based on a gigue dance. Fast tempo, strong pulse and a 6/8 feel
    • Harmony
      • The harmony uses mainly root postion and first inversion chords
      • The harmony is always functional
      • Perfect cadences are at the end of each section
      • Use of chords I, IV, + V
        • Some use of ii and V
    • Tonality
      • The key is in D major
      • The music is diatonic throughout
      • The music modulates to  The dominant: ( A major), The relative minor (B minor)
    • Structure
      • Overall ternary form (A-B-A)
        • B:( B79-232)
        • A:( B1-78)
        • A (233 - End)
      • Can also be describe as ritornello form
        • B1-78 Ritornello A
        • B232 - end: ritornello (repeat of first section (A)


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