Monteverdi - Ohime, se tanto amate

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  • Monteverdi - Ohime, se tanto amate
    • Background
      • Secular work for solo voices - unaccompanied
      • Setting of a text by the poet  Guarini
      • Published in Venice - 1603
      • Monteverdi style - representational instead of older reneissance
      • Word regarded as the master of the music
      • Absence of performance directions
    • Rhythm and metre
      • attempt to produce the inflections of Italian speech
      • variety in rhythmic patterns
      • note especiaaly the recurring pattern for "Ohime"
    • Melody and Word-setting
      • Mainly syllabic for clarity
      • Use of intervals shows new style - tritione, diminshed 5th & 7ths
      • Use of chromaticism and sequence
      • Sigh like falling 3rd used for "Ohime"
    • Harmony
      • Unprepared dissonace
      • False relation
      • Tierce der Picardie
      • Tonicd and dominant pedals
      • IIIb - I final cadence
    • Tonality
      • Based on G minor, sections in D minor and B flat major
    • Structure
      • Each section of text treated seperately
      • Falling "Ohime" recurs frequently providing a unifying element
    • Resources and Texture
      • Writteb for 5 accompanied voices
      • Various textures to convey sense of the poem
      • paired alto and tenor in dialogue - paired canto and quinto over sustained bass
      • Homophony for three voices in various groupings
      • Homophony for 5 voices
      • Some limited imitation and  and free counterpoint


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