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BACH'S CANTATA PAST PAPER
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What features of Bach's Cantata show that it was written in the
Baroque period?
Use of a Hemiola rhythm ­ Final 2 bars of Section 1 (Bar 42)
Use of the Trumpet ­ made without valves in the Baroque period, and
uses crooks, therefore can only play notes within the…

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Which elements of Bach's Cantata represents the meanings and
intentions of the text?
Follows natural speech rhythms ­ short phrases
Db over an Eb chord ­ Represents pain ­ Movement 2, bar 2

Diminished 7th
interval ­ Displays misery, creates a flattened 9th chord
Sustained chordal accompaniment highlights the text.…

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