Symphony No. 26 - 'Lamentatione'

HideShow resource information
View mindmap
  • Symphony No 26. in D minor
    • Melody
      • Principal melody played by V.1
      • Plainsong played by V.2 and O.1
      • 2nd subject mainly stepwise - few small leaps
        • Largest perfect 5th (Bar 21-22)
      • 1st subject more varied
        • Repeated notes in syncopated rhythm
        • Upward leap - major 6th (bar 4)
          • Led to stepwise descent - creates suspension with bass
      • Contrsting idea (9-12)
        • Semitone descents (F-E)
        • Alternating low/high octaves
          • High octave decorated
            • Appoggiatura (Bar 16)
      • Periodic phrasing (Bars 1-16)
      • Less regular phrasing (2nd subject)
    • Rhythm
      • Syncopation at opening and related passages
        • Lower part on the beat
        • Upper part has mainly of-beat crotchets
        • Brings syncopation to end by using non-syncopated bar (bar 8)
      • 2nd subject has more quaver movement
      • 'Sighing' passage has genuine rhythmic contrast
        • Unadorned minim chord (Bars 9-11)
      • Simple quadruple
      • Rests used for articulation
      • Opening passage separated from next idea (Bar 8.3)
    • Texture
      • No. of parts
        • 2 parts (Bars 1-8)
        • 1 part in 8ves (Bar 43) -RARE
        • 3 part and 4 part writing (bars 40-42, 26-31)
      • Types
        • MDH (53-56)
        • Chordal (bars 9-12, 132-133)
        • Counterpoint (bars 1-8) - definite melodic character
    • Structure
      • Sonata form
      • EXPOSITION (1-44)
        • 1st subject (1-16)
          • Syncopated idea (1-8)
          • Contrasting idea (9-12)
          • No transition - goes straight to F major
          • D minor
        • 2nd subject (17-44)
          • F major
          • Plainsong (17-38)
          • Endof section cadencing (39-44)
      • DEVELOPMENT (45-79)
        • 45-79: Based on 1st subjects which also refers to 2nd subject
          • D minor
        • 45-52: variant of syncopated idea 1st subject (sequence)
          • F major
        • 57-64: Circle of 5ths - carries music to A minor
        • 74-79: Re-transition
          • Am-F-Dm
      • RECAPITULATION (80-133)
        • Repeated 1st subject without horns (80-93)
          • D minor
        • 2nd subject (100-121)
          • D major - allows horns to play plainsong
          • 122-133 extended version of 39-44 - could be coda
    • Harmony
      • Functional
      • IIb and VI (Bar 8)
      • Dim 7th (69-70)
      • Accented dissonance (1-8) - creates harmonic tension
      • 9-8 suspension and 4-3 suspension (bar 25)
      • Suspension (bar 9)
    • Instruments
      • Oboes and bassoon usually double strings
      • Double-stopping violins (last 7 bars)
      • Violin 1 more active (26-31)
      • Basson plays when oboes play
      • Natural horns used - D major
      • Cembalo used to fill out harmonies
  • Rests used for articulation

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Music resources:

See all Music resources »See all Further Musical Understanding resources »