Haydn: Melody

Summary of Edexcel notes on MELODY in Haydn's string quartet in Eb, Op. 33 No. 2 'The Joke': movement IV.

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  • Haydn String Quartet: Melody
    • Passing notes
      • Accented chromatic
        • B natural in bar 13
        • Lower chromatic auxiliary note
          • With lots of A naturals in bar 4
      • Unaccented diatonic
        • D in bar 3
      • Eschappee
        • G in bar 3
      • Acciacatura
        • Bar 31
    • Haydn's monothematic approach
      • Opening phrase
        • X
          • Many of Haydn's melodic units are related to one of these
            • Chromatic sequence of theme x in bars 24-28
        • Z
          • Many of Haydn's melodic units are related to one of these
            • Chromatic sequence of theme x in bars 24-28
        • Inversions
          • Y- 3
          • X- 10
          • Z- 18
    • Phrasing
      • Periodic: classical structure
        • Mainly diatonic with some chromaticism (bar 9-12)
    • Use of scalic and arpeggiated movement
      • Bars 17-21
      • Alternation
    • Articulation
      • Short slurs with lots of stacatto
    • Persistent repetition
      • Short  descending sequences in long term ascending sequences
      • Bar 50-65

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