defying gravity edexcel GCSE

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  • Defying Gravity - Stephen Schwarz
    • Technology
      • synths used in bar 88
        • overdrive and distortion
    • Dynamaics
      • verses usually return to piano after build
      • Dynamics vary, many crescendo's and diminuendo's
        • chorus builds
        • mainly forte and fortissimo
    • Rhythm/tempo/metre
      • many tempo changes (bar 49: allergro, bar 111 andante)
        • many ralls and rits at end of sections
          • each phrase starts on an off beat
      • metre changes
        • 3/2 2/2 4/4
      • syncopated
        • dotted notes, triplets
        • pauses and rests
    • Structure
      • Verse-chorus form
        • Intro- bar 1 repeated at bar 115
          • interlude bar 23/90
            • verse- bar 34/63/135
              • chorus- bar 50/79/103/ 151
                • coda bar 162
    • Melody
      • syllabic
      • vocalisation
      • starts conjunct but is mostly disjunct
        • ascending sequences bar 6-7
        • perfect 5th leaps (bar 34)
    • Instrumentation
      • large orchestra
        • woodwind
        • brass
        • strings
        • large percussion
        • 3 keyboards
        • electric guitars
        • synths
    • Texture
      • sparse at beginning (bar 3)
      • verses are melody dominated homophony
      • some unison bar 101
      • homophonic chordal moments
      • contrapuntal at end (168)
    • Harmony
      • many key changes
      • chromatic movement and ambiguous in opening
      • D Major
      • chords in root, no progression
      • dissonance bar 30
      • pedal point bar 168

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