Holborne: Pavane&Galliard DR SMITH

This is a DR SMITH (Dynamics, Rhythm/meter, Structure, Melody, Instrumentation, Texture, Tonality, Harmony) analysis of the edexcel A2 Music set work (2013) - Pavane & Galliard (Holborne).

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  • Created on: 12-06-13 19:46
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  • Holborne
    • Dynamics
      • There are no dynamics or performance directions included on the score.
    • Rhythm/meter
      • Pavane
        • Includes syncopation e.g second half of bar 18-19 in the top part.
        • Mainly crotchets and minims. Also includes: dotted minims(1st note), quavers(end bar1), semibreve's (middle part 1st note)
        • In duple time throughout(2/2)
      • Galliard
        • In (3/2) throughout.
        • Includes syncopation e.g. off beat entry 4th part down bar 1.
        • Hemiola e.g.  bar 3 feels triple time instead of duple.
        • Mainly minims and crotchets. Includes dotted rhythms e.g. bar1 top part
    • Structure
      • Galliard
        • Through-composed i.e. 3 contrasting sections (strains)
        • Each section is 8 bars long therfore it is more dance-like.
      • Pavane
        • Through-composed i.e 3 contrasting sections (strains)
        • Sections vary in length making it undesirable to dance to.
    • Melody
      • Pavane
        • 1st for note of top part create a falling 4th (D-A).
          • Motif developed throughout piece e.g. bar 17-19 it is extended (D-F#).
          • Motif developed e.g. bar 5-7(1) the note s are augmented( longer)
        • mainly conjunct melodies (for singing).
      • Galliard
        • Sequence e.g. bar 21-22
        • mainly conjunct melodies (for singers).
    • Instrumentation
      • Not written for specific instruments.
      • Narrow ranges so can be played by maximum instruments /ensembles.
    • Texture
      • Pavane
        • Contrapuntal through-out
        • Imitative e.g. bar 1 top part is imitated by 4th part down a minim later.
      • Galliard
        • Outer sections are contrapuntal.
        • Central section homophonic.
        • Imitative e.g. bar 1 top part is imitated by middle part a minim later.
    • Tonality
      • Pavane
        • D major but very modal
        • False relations e.g. bar 13 (G# top part - Gnatural bottom part).
      • Galliard
        • Dorian Mode
    • Harmony
      • Pedal points e.g. tonic pedal bars 34-39 of Pavane.
      • Suspensions e.g. bars 18(2)-19 top part in Pavane.
      • Circle of 5ths e.g bars 43-47 in bass line of Pavane.
      • Strains 1*3 of Galliard end with a Tierce de Piccardi.
      • Central section of Galliard ends with a Phrygian cadence (IVb-V in minr key).
      • Mainly root position and first inversion chords.




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