On The Waterfront

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  • On The Waterfront
    • Purpose
      • Film Music
        • Extreme dynamics
        • Falling monophonic opening melodic motif - despair
        • Dissonance - angst
        • Muted trombone and trumpet
        • Percussion fugue - Excitement
        • Prescriptive writing
      • Minor 2nds/3rds, augmented 4ths/5ths, tritones - anger/despair
      • Atonality/bitonality - ambiguous
      • Extreme registers of instruments
    • Emotional Impact
      • Unpredictable
        • Sudden rhythmic changes
        • Sudden and extreme dynamics
        • Tempo changes
      • Anger
        • Presto barbaro
        • Accents and loud dynamics
        • Sustained chord at the end - minor 2nd
      • Despair
        • Monophonic falling opening motif
        • Very low register for piano
        • Muted trombone and trumpet
    • Style
      • Jazz influence
        • Alto Saxophone
        • Large varied percussion section
      • 20th Century
        • Non-diatonic, dissonant and chromatic
        • Minor 2nds and 3rds, augmented 4ths and 5ths
        • Bitonality - bar 26
        • Extreme registers
        • Eb clarinet
        • Piano as part of the orchestra rather than solo
        • Very large orchestra
        • No key signature

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