Ravel's String Quartet in F major - Scherzo

A break down of Movement two of Ravel's String quartet in F major for AQA A2 Level Music.

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  • Ravel's String Quartet in F major - Scherzo
    • Harmony
      • Bars 1-12 = A minor
      • Bars 13-20 = C# minor
      • Bars 40-51 = A minor
      • Bars 52-59 = Lydian
      • Bars 150-161 = A minor
      • Bars 162-169 = C# minor
      • Modally Influenced Harmonies
      • Sections are linked by the note E (Bars 9-13
    • Themes
      • Bars 1-12 = Theme A
      • Bars 13-20 = Theme Bi
      • Bars 21-39 = Theme Bii
      • Bars 40-51 = Theme A
      • Bars 52-59 = Theme Bi
      • Bars 89-129 = Theme C
      • Bars 129-149 = Link Passage
      • Bars 150-161 = Theme A
      • Bars 162-169 = Theme Bi
      • Bars 170-186 = Theme Bii Modified
      • Bars 187-198 = Theme A shortened
    • Instruments and Texture
      • Pizzicato like the Javanese Gamelan
      • Outer parts play 3/4 and inner parts play 6/8
      • The cello plays alone
      • Arpeggio in viola against pizzicato and multistop chords from bar 115
      • The instruments are working in pairs throughout much of the piece

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