Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

The key facts about the set piece of work Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 3rd Movement

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  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
    • Composed by Wollfgang Amadeus Mozart
      • Date of composition: 1787
    • Instrumentation: string quartet
      • Two violins, a viola, a cello and a bass
    • Tonality
      • Minuet: G major
      • Trio: D major
    • Tempo
      • Allegretto
      • In accented triple time 3/4
        • Typical of the Minuet dance style
    • Texture
      • Homophonic (Melody and accompaniment)
    • Harmony
      • Diatonic with some modulations
    • Ranges from piano to forte
    • Melody
      • Mainly conjunct
        • Moving in semitones
    • Rhythm
      • Simple rhythms with lots of quaver movement
    • Form
      • Minuet - Trio - Minuet
        • The minuet and trio are in binary form
      • Whole piece is in ternary form
    • Location of diminished 7ths
      • Bar 10 beat 1
      • Diminished 7ths are four minor thirds on top of each other
      • bar 11 beat 3
    • Other features
      • Cadences
      • Conjjunct and disjunct movement
        • also known as chromatic and oscillate
      • Anacrusises
      • Viola plays in alto clef
      • Pivot chords
      • The cello, bass and viola plays in octaves from bars 1 to 7 and later on in the piece
      • key changes
      • Modulation and inversions
      • sequences
      • Chromatic and melodic decoration
    • Melodic decoration
      • Appoggiatura
        • A note which takes half the value of the note after it
      • Trills
    • Articulation: Staccato

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