Haydn 'The Joke' Notes 2015 Edexcel Music

Notes that I've made from my analysis on Haydn's 'The Joke' for this years A2 Edexcel Music Exam.. hope this helps!

HideShow resource information
Preview of Haydn 'The Joke' Notes 2015 Edexcel Music

First 261 words of the document:

Haydn ­ String Quartet in E flat, Op. 33 No2: movement IV (The Joke)
Haydn = classical
Opus 33 = series of 6 string quartets
String quartets (4 instruments) (2 violins, viola & cello)
Lots of staccato
Arco technique on violins
Dynamics use crescendos & diminuendos
Melody:
Monothematic = theme is broken into 3 motifs
First 3 notes = x; next 3 = y; next descending 4 = z
Bar 3 = x 1 tone lower, y1 is inverted with unaccented passing
note. Chromatic lower auxiliary in z1
X, y & z repeated. X1, y3 and z then x2 (chromatic note), x3, x4
Diatonic appoggiatura at bar 15
A flat = SHOCK NOTE bars 17, 18 & 21
Further development of x motifs = bar 25 with augmentation in
x7
Short term descending, long term ascending motifs at bar 58
All about development of motifs
Structure:
Overall structure = rondo (ABACA)
A section = rounded binary (ABA). Within A = B section at
anacrusis to bar 9. Back to A within A at bar 29. End of first A at
36
B section at 37
Second A at bar 71
C at anacrusis to 108
A1 = substantially altered at anacrusis to 141
Rhythm:
Compound duple time (6/8)
Rhythmic diminution?
Pedal notes in cello at bar 16
Two bar phrase repeated beginning of section B
Deliberately overlapping end of last phrase with new one using sf
(sforzando) to add to rhythmic instability
Elision effect = bar 44
Endless breathless quavers starting @ bar 54
Simple time (2/4) @ bar 148
Adagio = slow. Scotch snap rhythm during slow section

Other pages in this set

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Music resources:

See all Music resources »See all resources »