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Schoenberg `Peripetie'

Metre, rhythm and tempo
Texture
Melody
Harmony and Tonality
Instrumentation
Structure
Peripetie is a serialistic piece written as part of Schoenberg's `Five Orchestral Pieces'. The
tonality of the piece is atonal, a common feature of expressionism and serialism. Chopin
works with the idea of using…

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Bernstein `Something's Coming'

Metre, rhythm and tempo
Texture
Melody
Harmony and Tonality
Instrumentation
Structure
`Something's Coming' is a solo sung by Tony, a tenor singer, in the musical `West Side
Story'. Tony is accompanied by a full-scale theatre orchestra, including saxophone, piano,
electric guitar, mandolin, plus castanets…

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The metre alternates between 3/4 and 2/4. The 3 beats in a bar is emphasised by the bass.
There are cross-rhythms between the melodic riffs and the harmonic riffs. The bass follows
the metre, whereas the vocal is normally off-beat.

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Reich `Electric Counterpoint'

Metre, rhythm and tempo
Texture
Melody
Harmony and Tonality
Instrumentation
Structure
Electric Counterpoint is a fast-paced minimalist piece. The rhythm is heavily syncopated,
creating an ambiguous time signature. The metre is mainly in 3/2, although at parts it
changes to 12/8.It is very difficult…

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