Sing we at pleasure (Weelkes) 1598

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  • Sing we at pleasure (Weelkes) 1598
    • Structure
      • Binary form with repeated sections.
      • A - Bars 1-22
      • B - bars 22-53 with written out repeat.
      • Each section ends with a fa-la refrain
    • Tonality
      • G major with modal reflections
      • Touches on D major (bars 9-11) and C major (bars 15-17)
      • Flattened 7th results in Mixolydian mode
    • Harmony
      • Chords in root or first position
      • Use of suspensions - Alto bar 52
      • Diminished 5th - bars 10, 13 & 16
      • Cadences define the end of sections
      • Tonic pedal in alto part - bars 46-52
    • Texture
      • Five unaccompanied voices (SSATB)
      • Various textures
      • Imitation used at different distances
      • Homophony - Bars 22-25; 30-35
      • Canon between top two parts - Bars 46-51
    • Vocal writing
      • Declamatory; mainly syllabic
      • Vocal ranges of the lower voices are wider than the higher voices
    • Rhythm
      • Compound duple time (6/8) featuring;
        • Triplets
        • Pauses
        • Use of rests to aid word painting
      • Syncopation - alto bars 7 & 12
      • Hemiola - Bars 20-21
      • Word setting mainly syllabic
    • Other
      • This is an example of an English madrigal or Ballett
      • It is a secular song for unaccompanied voices
      • It wasd intended to domestic music making which became popular during the renaissance thanks to the advent of printing
    • Melody
      • Ascending stepwise line at the start
      • More leaps later such as octaves and fourths
      • Use of textless fa-la refrains
      • Range of a 7th
      • Each phrase of the text is given its own melody
      • Use of sequence

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