Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey

A 2013 set work

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  • Created by: Charlie
  • Created on: 31-03-13 12:31
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  • Van Morrison
    • Background
      • Composed : 1971
      • Genre: Ballad
      • First Performance:at the recording studio
    • Rhythm & Metre
      • Metre: Simple quadruple time
      • straight quavers - backbeat style on the drums
      • Cross rhythms
      • A ll vocal phrases start on weak beat
    • Resources
      • Solo Voice, Flute, Saxophone, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Organ, Vibraphone & Drum Kit
    • Texture
      • Often melody accom. in vocal section
      • Layered in intro & coda
      • Upto 4 part independent  counterpoint - 1st half of instrumental verse
    • Structure
      • Strophic
        • Verse-chorus with middle 8 & intrumental verse
      • 4 bar  intro & fade out in coda
    • Tonality
      • Bb Major
        • Much of vocal & instrumental writing pentatonic
      • No change of key
    • Melody
      • Based on pentatonic scale on Bb major
      • Solos in flute, saxophone & accoustic guitar
      • Improvisation
      • Based on No. of melodic fragments
    • Harmony
      • Follows repeating ostinato 8 bar sequence throughout
        • Called Passacagila
      • Many chords have added note harmony (e.g. 7th, 9th)

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