Mozart- Symphony No. 40 in G minor

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  • Mozart- Symphony No. 40 in G minor
    • Dynamics
      • Starts off p but lots of dynamics contrast including use of sfz and accents.
    • Melody
      • Exposition- First subject, Bridge, Second subject, Codetta
      • Development- Based on 1st subject; explores new keys. Themes pasted between instruments.
      • Recapuitulation- Starts off G minor, bridge, second G minor (sequences), codetta.
    • Tonality and Harmony
      • G minor- associated with sadness.
      • 1st subject- G minor
      • 2nd- Bb major (relative major)
      • A variety of keys are explored in the development section
    • Tempo and rhythm
      • Molto Allegro
      • Scale passages and rising sequences
      • 1st subject- crotchet and quaver rhythm
      • 2nd subject- slower, legato rhythm
    • Form and structure
      • Exposition
        • 1st subject
        • bridge
        • 2nd subject
        • Codetta
      • Development
      • Recapitulation
        • 1st subject
        • Bridge
        • 2nd subject
        • Coda
    • Instrumentation
      • Scored for traditional orchestra
      • 1st and 2nd violins, violas, cellos and double bass
      • 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons and 2 horns
      • No percussion
      • No trumpets
    • Texture
      • Mainly "Melody and Accompaniment" texture- HOMOPHONIC
      • Polyphonic in development
    • Facts about set work
      • CLASSICAL PERIOD
      • Balanced elegant melodies
      • Less complicated texture compared to baroque

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