Leonard Bernstein - Something's Coming

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  • Leonard Bernstein - Something's Coming
    • 1957
    • Melody
      • Blues scale
      • Syllabic
      • Ostinati
      • Melodic riffs
        • Short 2 bar phrases
      • Word painting
      • Tritone
      • Longer 8 bar phrases
    • Time Signature
      • 3/4 sometimes feels like 2/4 and 6/8
    • Structure
      • 2 Main sections
        • A B B1 A1
      • Intro
      • Verse/chorus
      • Unresolved at end
    • Tempo
      • Fast, crotchet = 176
    • Texture
      • Melody and accomp.
      • Imitation
    • Rhythm
      • Syncopation
      • Push rhythms
      • Cross rhythms
    • Resources
      • Piccolo, Flute, Oboe , Cor Anglai, Clarinet, Bass clarinet, Tenor sax, Horns, Trombones, Trumpets, Violins, Guitars, Cellos, D. Basses, Drum-kit, Piano, Celeste, Timps, Castanets, Maracas
    • Dynamics
      • Soft at opening
      • Cresc. & dim.
    • Tonality
      • C Major
    • Harmony
      • Jazz harmonies
      • Tritone (augmented 4th)
      • Blues notes
      • Extended jazz chords
      • Sometimes chromatic
    • Solo song
    • From 'West Side Story'
      • Based on the story of 'Romeo & Juliet'

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