Mendelssohn Movement 2

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  • Mendelssohn Movement 2
    • Harmony
      • Use of dominant pedals
      • Use of chords 1 and 5
        • Emphasises the key that Mendelssohn is using, in this situation D minor
      • Use of perfect candences
      • Use of pivot chords
    • Instrumentation
      • Absence of trumpets
      • Horns tuned to A
      • Horns and clarinets found on Section B
        • Sonority change
    • Melody
      • Countermelodies are used by flutes
      • Violins tend to have the melody most of the time
      • Use of fragmentation of subject A between the wind instruments by the end of the movement
      • Clarinets sometimes take the melody
        • Untitled
    • Structure
      • Section A: bars 1-34
      • Transition: bars 35-44
      • Section B: bars 45-56
      • Section A1: bars 57-74
      • Section B1: 75-85
      • Coda  - 87-103
    • Tonality
      • Start in D minor
        • Subdominant minor of the home key
        • Not traditional
          • Would tend to be in the home key at the start of the minor
      • 23 - A major
      • 48/49 - E major
      • 49/50 - D major
      • 60 - Brief modulation to B minor
      • 57 - A minor
      • 69 - D minor
      • 75 - D major
      • 77 - B minor
      • 78 - A major
      • 82 - D major
    • Texture
      • Mainly homophonic
      • The end is extremely sparse - only the cellos and double bassplay at the end
        • Gradually becomes more and more sparse

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