Defying Gravity

  • Created by: Jenny1562
  • Created on: 19-03-18 20:27
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  • Defying Gravity
    • Performing
      • Instruments
        • Voice (Duet)
          • Spoken Dialogue
          • Has to be sung in a large range by both Elphaba and Glinda
          • Unison
        • Large Orchestra
          • Woodwind
            • Piccolo
            • Bass Clarinet
          • Brass and String
            • Harp
            • Three Keyboards
          • Percussion
            • Drum Kit
              • Cymbal Roll Throughout to Add Excitement as Key Changes
            • Tubular Bells
        • Electric Guitar
          • Overdrive (Distortion effect)
    • Tempo/ Rhythm Meter
      • Numerous Tempo Changes Throughout
        • 3/2 Triple time, 2/2 Duple Time, 4/4 Quadruple Time and then back to 2/2 Duple Time
      • Syncopation
      • Dotter Rhythms
      • Triplets
      • Rallentandos (slows down) especially at the end of sections
      • Bar 1 is Free Tempo as it is Spoken Dialogue
    • Structure
      • Verse Chorus Form
      • Intro (1-33)
      • Verse 1 (34-49)
      • Chorus 1 (50-62)
      • Verse 2 (63-78)
      • Chorus 2 (79-89)
      • Verse 3 (90-102)
      • Chorus 3 (103-134)
      • Verse 4 (135-151)
      • Chorus 4 (152-167)
      • Outro (168-177)
    • Texture
      • Mainly Homophonic
        • Polyphonic at the end
    • Melody
      • Syllabic
      • Ascending Sequence
      • Mostly Conjunct
        • Some exceptionally Large Leaps
    • Harmony and Tonality
      • Chords are in Root Position
      • Some use of Dissonance (lack of harmony among musical notes)
      • Pedal is used at the end
      • Opening has Chromatic movements
      • D Major
        • Bar 20 changes to B Major then to F Major then returns back to D Major before finally alternating from B Minor to D Major

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