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  • West Side Story 'Something's Coming'
    • Synocpation
    • Andrew Lloyd Webber
    • Crescendos & diminuendos
    • Based on Romeo & Juliet
    • Cross rhythms
    • Woodwind, Brass, Percussion & strings
    • Tenor Voice
    • Tritone
    • D major
    • Double up of parts: 1 person plays 2+ instruments
    • 3/4
    • Mainly syllabic
    • allegro
    • So that the band does not overpower the singer:
      • Quiet dynamics
      • Soft timbres (muted trumpets & pizzicato strings)
      • Homophonic texture
    • Sharpened forths & flattened seventh
    • Structure: 3 main themes
      • Quiet syncopated opening
      • loud, strident theme in 2/4 (first heard in bar 21.
      • Lyrical, slow moving theme (first heard in bar 73)
    • D major = happy key
    • D major & contrasting section = C major
    • 5 woodwind, 2 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, 7 violins, 4 cellos & 2 double basses
    • Tritone = motif
    • The last note is the flattened seventh.
    • Imperfect cadence
    • Harmony
      • Tonal
      • Jazz influenced
      • extended chords
      • Blues scale
    • riffs
    • syncopated chords
    • Metre: 3/4 & 2/4
    • word painting
    • Push rhythms
    • Structure
      • introduction
      • section A
      • section B
      • section B1
      • section A1
      • outro
  • word painting

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