Brandenburg Concerto: Tempo, Rhythm and Meter

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  • Brandenburg Concerto: Tempo, Rhythm and Meter
    • UnThe metre is 2/4, duple time – two beats to the bar – but the music could also be notated in 6/8 compound time. It is essentially a Baroque gigue (a dance in compound duple time).titled
    • It uses triplets and dotted rhythm throughout.
    • The dotted quaver-semiquaver grouping (as in the first bar) would have been performed in triplet rhythm – so the dotted quaver would be two-thirds of a beat, and the semiquaver would be one-third of a beat.
    • The harpsichord part in particular has many semiquaver runs.


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