Debussy - Pour le Piano: Sarabande

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  • Debussy - Pour le Piano: Sarabande
    • Rhythm
      • Second beat is emphasised in many bars (long note)
      • - Triplet quavers (b.1 + 3 and modified repeat at 42 + 44)
      • Hemiola (b.67) creates broadening of music in prep. for final cadence
      • Cross-phrasing (metrical emphasis moved to weak beat) at bars 38 - 40
    • Structure
      • A) (Non-standard) rounded binary form:  Section A = b. 1 - 22, Section B = 23 - 72,
      • B) Ternary form:  Section A = b. 1-22, Section B = 23-41, Section Av = b. 42-72
      • - C) Rondo form:
    • Melody
      • Moves narrowly in most phrases
      • Simple melodies, mostly in 2 bar phrases
    • Texture
      • Monophonic (b.5 - 6, 20 - 22, 66 - Octave passages sssproviding contrast)
      • Parallel chords with pronounced parallel 5ths recreate the sound of medieval organum
  • Second beat is emphasised in many bars (long note)
  • Traditional sarabande dance rhythm b.50 - 54
    • Rhythm
      • - Triplet quavers (b.1 + 3 and modified repeat at 42 + 44)
      • Hemiola (b.67) creates broadening of music in prep. for final cadence
      • Cross-phrasing (metrical emphasis moved to weak beat) at bars 38 - 40
  • Continuous quaver chords (39 - 40)
    • A 2 semiquaver - quaver figure (b.5) or the reverse (first time in b.23)
      • A) (Non-standard) rounded binary form:  Section A = b. 1 - 22, Section B = 23 - 72,
      • B) Ternary form:  Section A = b. 1-22, Section B = 23-41, Section Av = b. 42-72
      • - C) Rondo form:
      • Melody
        • Moves narrowly in most phrases
        • Simple melodies, mostly in 2 bar phrases
      • Much Conjunct (stepwise) movement and small leaps of 3rds or 4ths
        • Texture
          • Monophonic (b.5 - 6, 20 - 22, 66 - Octave passages sssproviding contrast)
          • Parallel chords with pronounced parallel 5ths recreate the sound of medieval organum
        • Homophonic (block chords) b. 1 - 4
          • Homophonic (tune and accompaniment) b. 10 - 12
            • Many examples of streams of parallel chords and close-  harmony textures (b. 35 - 41)
              • Gamelan effects: bare open triads (b.63 - 64) and open chords based upon quartal harmony
                • Octave passages provide contrast (b.5 - 6, 20 - 22, 66)

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