Schoenberg- Peripitie from Five Orchestral Pieces

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  • Peripitie
    • Tempo
      • Sehr Rasch
        • Very quick
    • Rhythm
      • Complex and varied
      • Different rhythmic patterns juxtaposed on each other
        • Polyrhythmic
    • Dynamics
      • Frequent changes in dynamics
      • Extreme contrasts between ppp and fff
    • Context
      • The Expressionist movement was during the early 20th Century
      • Composed in 1909
    • Metre
      • Changes between 3/4,2/4 and 4/4
    • Structure
      • Free rondo form with 5 sections ( ABACA)
    • Melody
      • Angular
      • Short,fragmented motifs
    • Instrumentation
      • A huge orchestra
      • Extreme ranges
    • Texture
      • Mostly polyphonic
      • Occasional homophonic and monophonic moments
      • Complex textures built through imitation and inversion
    • Harmony and Tonality
      • Atonal
      • Dissonant harmonies
      • Chords and melodies made up of hexachords

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