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Schoenberg ­ Peripetie (1909)
STRUCTURE INSTRUMENTATION HARMONY AND TONALITY
- Free rondo - Large orchestra - Atonal
ABACA - Instruments played at - Dissonant harmony
extremes of ranges - Chords and melodies often built
- Piccolo from hexachords
- Cor anglais
- Bass clarinet
- Contrabassoon
- Tam-tam
MELODY TEXTURE AND DYNAMICS METRE, RHYTHM AND TEMPO
- Short, fragmented - Largely contrapuntal
motifs - Occasionally homophonic /
- Angular/disjunctive monophonic
- Octave - Imitation builds up texture
displacement - Sudden changes of dynamics
- Extreme contrasts between
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Bernstein ­ Something's coming (1957)
STRUCTURE INSTRUMENTATION HARMONY AND TONALITY
- Intro - Solo tenor - D major
-A - Woodwind - Two sections in C major
-B - Brass - Tri-tones
- B1 - Percussion - Harmony is tonal
- B2 - Strings - Jazz influenced
- Outro - Frequent 7th chords
MELODY TEXTURE METRE, RHYTHM AND TEMPO
- Almost entirely - Homophonic
syllabic - Repeated riff in
- Based on accompaniment
alterations of three - Syncopated chords in bar 21
main themes - Fast um-cha accompaniment
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Steve Reich ­ Electric Counterpoint
(1987)
STRUCTURE INSTRUMENTATION HARMONY AND TONALITY
- Builds up in three - 1 live guitar - G major
layers - 7 pre recorded guitars - Entirely diatonic
1) syncopated quaver - 2 bass guitars - Hexatonic scales
motif in top 5 guitars - Live guitar is amplified - No cadence
2) syncopated quaver
motif in bass guitars
3) Sustained motif
DYNAMICS MELODY AND TEXTURE METRE, RHYTHM AND TEMPO
- Dynamics stay - Made up of a one bar motif
fairly constant which is repeated to form an
- Parts gradually ostinato
fade out in a - Canon
number of parts - Note addition
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