Something's Coming

A VERY detailed analysis of Something's Coming by Bernstein covering all areas you will need to learn for the exam and more!

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  • Something's Coming
    • Context
      • Bernstein
      • 1957
      • Musical
      • From 'West Side Story'
    • Texture
      • Homophonic
      • Layered Independent Parts
      • Compliments and doesn't overpower the vocals
    • Melody
      • Made up of riffs
      • Opening Melody is synocpated
      • Short and long sustained notes
      • Syllabic
      • Main melody is sang by the voals
    • Rhythm and Metre
      • 3/4
      • Push Rhythms
      • Cross Rhythms
      • Lots of Syncopation
      • Accents OFF beat
      • Ostinatis
    • Structure
      • 6 main sections
      • Intro - Bars 1-3
      • Section A - Bars 4-39
      • Section B - Bars 40-105
      • Section C - Bars 106-140
      • Section D - Bars 140-157
      • Outro -Bars 158-Fade Out
    • Instrumentation
      • Male Tenor
      • 5 Woodwind Players
      • 2 Horns
      • 3 Trumpets
      • 2 Trombones
      • 7 Violins
      • 4 Cellos
      • 2 Double Bass'
      • Percussion
      • Piano
      • Guitars
      • Sax
    • Wordsetting
      • Word Painting
    • Harmony and Tonality
      • Blues Notes
      • Falsetto Vocals
      • Melismatic Notes
      • Use of tritone
      • Augmented 4th
      • D Major

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