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  • Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 8
    • Rhythm and metre
      • Slow (largo) simple quadruple time throughout
      • No values shorter than a quaver
      • Some dotted rhythms - bar 17-20
    • Harmony
      • Perfect cadence - bar 26
      • Drone - bar 28
      • Tonic pedal on C - bar 50
      • Dominant pedal - bar 67
    • Tonality
      • Starts in C minor with hints of F major at bar 7
      • Shift to A minor at bar 87 - F# minor at bar 93 - C major at bar 95 - back to c minor at bar 105
  • Low tessitura throughout
    • Melody
      • Chromaticism - bar 29
      • DSCH motif appears in bars 1-3
      • Appoggiaturas - bar 30
      • Conjunct movement - bar 55
      • Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 8
        • Rhythm and metre
          • Slow (largo) simple quadruple time throughout
          • No values shorter than a quaver
          • Some dotted rhythms - bar 17-20
        • Harmony
          • Perfect cadence - bar 26
          • Drone - bar 28
          • Tonic pedal on C - bar 50
          • Dominant pedal - bar 67
        • Tonality
          • Starts in C minor with hints of F major at bar 7
          • Shift to A minor at bar 87 - F# minor at bar 93 - C major at bar 95 - back to c minor at bar 105
      • Narrow range - bars 59-60 in violin II
      • Repetition - bars 50-56 in violins
      • Sequence - bars 19-23 in viola
  • Section A - 1-27
    • Structure
      • Section B - 28-45
      • Section C - 50-78
        • Link to second movement - 125-126
      • Developed recapitulation of A and B - 79-104

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