Purcell Music for a while

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  • Created on: 27-04-18 22:55
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  • Purcell: 'Music For a While'
    • Performing
      • Soprano
        • Syllabic
        • Word Painting
      • Basso Continuo
        • Bass Viol
        • Harpsichord
          • Left Hand plays Ground Bass
    • Tempo/ Rhythm Meter
      • 4/4 Quadruple Time
      • Slow Tempo
      • Occasional Syncopation
    • Structure
      • Ground Bass Structure
      • Features of Ground Bass
        • Three Bars Long
        • Mainly Quaver Rhythms
        • Rising and Falling Phrases
    • Texture
      • Melody Dominated Homophonic
      • Ground Bass is Left Hand of the harpsichord and Bass Viol
      • The Right Hand of the Harpsichord is an elaborate realisation and provides counterpoint with vocal line
    • Melody
      • Mostly Conjunct
        • Leaps are small
      • Passing notes
      • Descending Sequences
      • Ornaments
        • Trills
        • Grace Notes
        • Upper and Lower Mordents
    • Harmony and Tonality
      • A minor
        • Modulation to E Minor, G Major, C Major, A Major and back to E Minor
      • Tonality is sometimes unclear due to Chromatic and Non-Diatonic Nature of the Ground bass
      • Diatonic
      • Perfect Cadences
      • Suspensions
      • Dissonance

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