Schubert - Der Doppelganger

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  • Created on: 06-04-13 21:34
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  • Schubert - Der Doppelganger
    • Background
      • Lied (German language art song)
      • Composed in 1828
      • Setting of poem by Heine
    • Rhythm and Metre
      • Slow triple metre
      • Steady dotted minim chords in piano almost throughout
      • Dotted rhythm in vocal part
    • Melody and Word-setting
      • Melisma  occurs
      • Generally syllabic
      • Overall vocal range of a 13th (B-G)
      • Melody line  revolves around F sharp initially
      • And features  a descending tonic triad
      • Turn is used in bar 21
      • First high point at bar 31
      • Second high point occurs at bar 41
    • Harmony
      • Inner pedal
      • Open 5ths chords
      • Tritone chord
      • False relation
      • Chromatic chords at the climaxes - French augmented 6th, German agmented 6th
      • Plagal cadence
      • Tierce der Picardie
    • Tonality
      • B minor
      • One modlation - D sharp minor
    • Structure
      • Through composed - divided into three verses
      • With piano introduction and short linking passages
      • Some repetition in the vocal line
      • Repetition of 4 bar ostinato like figure in piano
    • Resources and Texture
      • Tenor with piano
      • Melody dominated homophony
        • Piano  taking over the melody line only when the voice is silent
  • Melody and Word-setting
    • Melisma  occurs
    • Generally syllabic
    • Overall vocal range of a 13th (B-G)
    • Melody line  revolves around F sharp initially
    • And features  a descending tonic triad
    • Turn is used in bar 21
    • First high point at bar 31
    • Second high point occurs at bar 41

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