Rebel Blockade Runner

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  • Rebel Blockade Runner
    • Context
      • From Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
        • A space opera
        • The Jedi (good) are in conflict with the Sith (evil)
          • Luke Skywalker is the main Jedi- Fanfare represents him
      • 1977
    • Melody
      • Theme B
        • strings take over
        • anacrusis
        • mover conjunct
      • Theme A- leitmotif
        • major key
        • brass
        • conjunct + disjunct
        • repetition of b2 in b3
        • 4 bars (repeated to make 8)
    • Tonality
      • Bb major
        • b1-29
      • Atonal
        • link-> b30-50
        • C major suggested (b36)
      • Bitonal (b51)- Db major + Ab minor
        • b51-57
      • Ambiguous
        • b58-60
    • Rhythm, metre & tempo
      • a tempo    (b4) (b21)
      • 4/4 tempo
        • military feel
      • sequence (b32)
      • homorhythmic (b44)
      • fast notes
    • Texture
      • Homophonic- melody + accomp
        • A and B are accompanies by strong block chords, arppeggios etc.
      • Pedal texture
        • Dominant pedal (b12)
    • Structure
      • Structure intended to fit visuals on screen
        • Intro(b1) ThemeA(b4) ThemeA(b8) ThemeB(b11) ThemeA(b21)
      • 'Star wars' shows on screen
        • Text setting the scene scrolls on screen
          • Space ship appears
            • Bigger ship persues and attacks
    • Harmony
      • Mainly tonal
      • Major + minor chords
        • root + first inversion
      • quartal harmony (b30)
        • struggle to find tonality
      • imperfect cadence (b7)
      • dominant pedal (b12)
      • mix of chords (b33,34,35)
        • descending arpeggios
        • creates instability
      • dissonance (b38)(b44)
      • strings + brass at different keys (b39)
      • Augmented 4th- devils interval (b44)
    • Instruments
      • orchestra
        • 60 players
      • trumpets plays fanfare
      • flute plays B section
      • glock picks out key notes (b14)
      • piccolo solo (b36)
        • calming
    • Fanfare
      • loud
      • repetition
      • immitation
      • brass/ percussion
      • triplets
      • disjunct
      • use of dominant + tonic
      • dotted rhythms

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Moniculous

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insanely helpful, but maybe you could add a branch for the dynamics? thank you!

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