John Williams Star Wars

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  • Created on: 05-06-18 23:21
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  • John Williams 'Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner' From Star Wars: Episode IV
    • Performance
      • Full Symphony Orchestra
        • Strings
        • Woodwind
        • Brass
        • Percussion
      • No use of Electronic Effects which was Unusual in the 1970s Especially for a Futuristic Movie
    • Tempo/ Rhythm and Meter
      • 4/4 Meter creating a March Style (War Effect)
        • Meter Change at bar 44 to Triple time
      • Fanfare Like Theme
      • Fast tempo in the Opening Matching the Mood of the Exciting Action Movie
      • Syncopated Block Chords
    • Structure
      • Ternary Form
      • Intro (1-3)
      • Main Theme A (4-7)
      • Main Theme Repeated A (8-11^3)
      • Contrasting Section B (11^4-20)
      • Main Theme A Played Twice (21-29)
    • Melody
      • Rapid Repeated Notes
      • A Balance of Stepwise Motion and Leaps
      • Section B Stars on an Anacrusis
      • Rising Perfect Fifths creating a Herioc Feel
    • Harmony and Tonality
      • Bb Major
        • Bar 36 Modulation to C Major
      • Atonal At Times
      • Quartal Harmony (4 Note Chords)
    • Texture
      • Homophonic
      • Use of Pedal
      • Ostinato

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