- Created by: zachary hyams
- Created on: 28-12-19 09:02
- 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.