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1: 'And the Glory of the Lord' by Handel
Performing Forces: Choir is made up of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses

They are accompanied by stings and continuo (for cello and harpsichord or

The orchestra often doubles the vocal lines.

Structure: Starts with an orchestral introduction - ritornello. Shortened…

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2: Symphony No. 40 by Mozart
Structure and Tonality: The structure is in sonata form, in the key of G minor.

Exposition - 1st Subject- A melody that is characterised by a falling motif played by stings at
first in G minor.

2nd Subject- A melody with descending chromatic patterns,…

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have more sustained notes. Horns are in different keys (one in G and one in
Bb) maximising the number of notes they can play. They sustain harmonies.

3: Prelude No. 15 by Chopin
Structure: Ternary form (ABA).

A - Db major - A lyrical melody accompanied by quavers in the…

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4. 'Peripetie' from Five Orchestral Pieces
Instrumentation: Requires a large orchestra of at least 90 players. Instrumentation changes
rapidly throughout creating many contrasts in timbre. Performers are
frequently required to play at the extremes of their range. Unusual effects
are used - cymbals played with a mallet and cello bow.…

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5. 'Something's Coming' by Bernstein
Instrumentation: For a solo tenor accompanied by a band made up of woodwind, brass,
percussion and strings. To make sure the band doesn't over power the
soloist, they use quiet dynamics, soft timbres (such as muted
trumpets and pizzicato strings) and a homophonic texture. To…

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6. Reich: Electric Counterpoint (Third Movement)
Instrumentation: For live guitar, accompanied by parts for seven guitars and two bass
guitars that have been pre recorded. (Although they can be played live if
preferred.) The live guitar is amplified to blend in well with the backing tape.

Structure: Builds up in…

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7. Miles Davis: All Blues
Structure: Based on 12 bar blues progression. One statement of the progression is known as a
chorus. Main melody is called the head and played by muted trumpet - can be heard
at start and end of piece. There is a simple 4 bar riff…

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Once the solo begins, the pianist begins comping (accompanying
with chords and short melodic ideas).

Jeff Buckley: Grace

To be done

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Moby: Why does my heart feel so bad

Samples: Song is based on 2 samples taken from a recording (1953) of gospel choir singing King
Jesus Will Roll All Burdens Away. Sample A sung by male used for verses. Sample B sung by
female singer used for choruses. Both have…

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Capercaillie: Skye Waulking Song

Instrumentation and Texture:Layered texture created through a rhythmic pattern on drum kit, a
bass line played by bass guitar, chords on synthesiser and accordion,
the main melody sung by voice, and countermelodies on the melody
instruments (violin, Wurlitzer piano, uilleann pipes and bouzouki).

`N.C' means no…


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