J.S. Bach- Brandenburg Concerto No.5

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  • J.S. Bach- Brandenburg Concerto No.5
    • Melody
      • Conjunct movement with a few leaps
      • Scalic runs
      • Rising sequences
      • Ornaments
        • trills (b. 19)
        • Appoggiatura (134)
    • Dynamics
      • Few dynamic markings
        • Balance reasons
      • No dynamic markings for harpsichord
        • Volume could not be changed
    • Tonality
      • Section A: D major
      • Section B: B minor (relative)
      • Modulates to dominant (A major) and dominant of dominant (E major)
        • Indicated with accidentals
      • Diatonic
    • Structure
      • Ternary (ABA)
      • Fugal style
        • Subject on solo instrument then imitated
          • melodic line following subject is counter-subject.
    • Harmony
      • Standard chords of time
        • Mostly root or first inversion
      • Diatonic
      • Functional harmony
        • Perfect cadences indicate ends of sections
      • Occasional suspended chords
    • Texture
      • Polyphonic
      • Imitation
        • Fugal techniques
        • Two-part imitation
      • Flute and violin sometimes in unison
      • Harspichord in two-part counterpoint
      • Tonic Pedal on B for B section
    • Rhythm, Tempo, and Metre
      • 2/4
        • Could be notated as 6/8 compound time
          • Style of gigue
          • Triplets and dotted rhythms
            • 'swung' feel.
      • Triplets and dotted rhythms
        • 'swung' feel.
      • Harpsichord has many semiquaver runs
      • First idea starts with anacrusis
    • Sonority & Instruments
      • Violin, flute and harpsichord
        • Cocertino
        • Virtuosic harpsichord solo
      • String orchestra
        • ripieno
        • Basso continuo (harpsichord, bass and cello)
          • Violin, flute and harpsichord
            • Cocertino
            • Virtuosic harpsichord solo
      • Basso continuo (harpsichord, bass and cello)

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