2015 Set work Melody

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  • Melody
    • Corelli
      • Anacrusis b.32
      • Extended falling sequence b.15-17
      • Inversion b.5
      • Rising sequence with added notes 2nd half of bar 1
      • Movement is mono-thematic
    • Haydn
      • Balanced 2 bar phrasing (typical of Classical era)
        • Sometimes 4 bar phrasing b.44-47
      • Movement is mono- thematic
      • Simple folk like melody
      • Passing notes- chromatic accented b.13
      • Use of scale and arpeggio patterns b.17-21
    • Beethoven
      • Mainly diatonic e.g. 1st tune of 2nd subject
      • Chromatic scales b.69
      • Melodies often repeated e.g. 10 bar 1st sequence immediately repeated (fuller instrumentation)
      • Staccato theme from b.86 onwards= descending sequence
      • Ornamentation e.g. turn end of 1st subject
      • 1st sequence = rising sequence based on 4 note motif
    • Armstrong
      • Leaps of Octave or more
      • Emphasis on 'blue' notes Gb/G? b.18-21 & Db/D?b.26-28
      • Rapid mordent figure b.14-16
      • Chromatic figuration b.46 possibly echo of b.5
      • Right hand tremolo b.50 add colour
    • Tippett
      • Augmentation of intervals b.13 double bass
      • b.1-4 of 1st orchestra = pentatonic
      • Ostinato b.21
      • Ornamentation b.22 trill
      • Sequence b.18-20 violin   I, orchestra II
    • Cage
      • III, Repetition b.2-6 RH is varied repeat of 9-10 LH
      • I, arch shaped melody b.15-16
      • II, b.14 RH inversion of b.13
      • II & III is atonal
      • III, Sequence b.15 of RH


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