Star Wars: Rebel Blockade Runner - Edexcel GCSE Music

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  • Star Wars: Rebel Blockade
    • Melody
      • Rebel Blockade
        • augmented chord
        • harp
        • tremolo
        • quieter
        • piccolo on melody line
      • Imperial Theme
        • bitonal
        • triads in the melody line
        • moving bass line
        • octaves
        • 3/4 time signature (march)
      • Luke Skywalker
        • 5ths and 4ths
        • triplets
        • brass heavy
        • fanfare
        • arch melody
        • forte
    • Harmony
      • Bb major to Eb major in bar 30 (rebel blockade)
      • Bars 43-60 based on the note C
      • Quartal harmony
      • Dissonance: Db against C, F against G
      • Augmented chord in rebel blockade 
      • Perfect cadence
      • triads
      • Chromatic and Diatonic in different sections
    • Structure
      • main theme played twice
      • codetta
    • Texture
      • ostinatos
      • use of pedal notes
      • homophonic
    • Sonority
      • pizzicato
      • staccato
      • tremolo
      • glissando
      • bowing of strings
    • Tonality
      • Bb major
      • rising perfect 5ths creates'heroic'atmosphere
      • dissonance
    • Instrumentation
      • Emphasis on brass: trumpets, trombones, horns, tubas
      • Also: harps, drums, timpani, violins, flutes, piccolos, cellos
      • Tremolos, glissandos, trills
      • Layered over time
    • Rhythm/Metre
      • Time signature (4/4) changes to 3/4 in the march
      • Triplets
      • Drums beat evenly
      • Anacrusis
      • Syncopation

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