Tippett; Concerto for Double String Orchestra Movement I

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  • Tippett
    • Harmony
      • Frequent dissonance avoided
      • Root or first inversion traids
      • Counterpoint
      • some functional harmony
    • Melody
      • ABAB + Imitation and inversion
      • ABE
      • GED
      • GEGAGE
      • DDDC#BD
      • Melodic sequence
      • Periodic phrasing at start
    • Performing Forces
      • Performance directions are many and detailed
        • Double stopping
        • Pizzicato
        • Sul Tasto
      • Orchestras are of equal importance
    • Texture
      • Contrapuntal
      • Some chordal homophony
      • Antiphonal
      • Doubling in octaves
      • Imitation
    • Tonality
      • Tonal centre of A
      • Modal and Pentatonic
      • C and C# both played at beginning
      • G Lydian
      • A major in Recap. and Coda
      • C#m and Fm
    • Rhythm and Metre
      • One passage with no additive rhythms (bar 99)
      • Time signature as 2/2 not 8/8
      • Time signature changes
      • Rhythmic augmentation
    • Structure
      • Basically Sonata form
      • Strong thematic contrast
      • Combination of themes
      • Could be Ritonello

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mvine

Helpful. Helps to separate the key points

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