Defying gravity mindmap

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  • Created on: 24-04-18 17:52
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  • Stephen Schwartz's Defying Gravity
    • Instrumentation/resources/ sonority
      • Soprano
      • Mezzo soprano
      • Brass
      • Wind
      • Keyboard
      • Drum kit
      • Guitar with overdrive
      • Snare drum
    • Rhythm
      • Colla voce (free tempo)
      • 3/2
      • 2/2
      • No clear sense of regular pulse
      • Andante
      • a tempo
      • Syncopation (off beat) in the vocal line
      • Closed hi hat gives regular pulse
      • Ostinato
      • Triplets
      • Moderato
      • Maestoso
    • Harmony
      • Sus chord - dissonance
      • Harmony in the vocals are in 3rds/4ths
      • 3rds to show classic harmony
      • At the end: interrupted cadence (not expect - chord VI
    • Tonality
      • The piece modulates continuously (changes key ambiguously)
      • Starts in D major
      • Shifts by tones and semi tones
      • Descends chromatically from bar 1-6
      • D maj > B maj > F maj > D maj> G maj > D maj >A flat maj
      • Bitonal
    • Melody
      • Spoken : sprechstimme
      • Conjunct
      • Syllabic - syllable each note
      • Unlimited motif - comes from some where over the rainbow
      • Compound leap of a 4th (one octave + 4 notes)
      • High pitched vocalisation
      • Octatonic (tone-semitone)
    • Texture
      • Some brief monophonic passages
      • Mostly homophonic
      • Some polyphonic passages at the end
    • Structure
      • Intro
      • Verse 1
      • Chorus
      • Verse 2
      • Chorus
      • Bridge
      • Chorus
      • Varied response of intro
      • Verse 3
      • Chorus
      • Coda (finale)

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