Music Listening - All Pieces - Key Facts in Table

All the pieces listed in a table with key facts about Background, Structure, Texture, Pitch/Melody, Harmony/Tonality, Rhythm/Tempo and Dynamics.

Also a column for Keywords related to each piece.

I spent a long time condensing the information I hope this is a valuable resource to everyone doing the listening exam.

*Words starred are on the third page with definition (saves any googling right!)

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Name Of Keywords Background Structure Texture Pitch/ Melody Harmony/ Tonality Instrumentation Rhythm/ Tempo Dynamics
Frederic .Oratorio . German . Three Parts . Different lyric . Syllabic* . A Major ­ Modulates . Full Baroque .3/4 . Terraced Dynamics ­
Handel ­ .Plagal Composer .1st ­ Prophecies layers . Sometimes twice to E major once to B Orchestra .Hemiola ­ makes it feel as if Quick changes from loud to
`And the Cadence ­ . Wrote about Jesus' . 4-part choir & Melismatic* Major . 4 Vocal Parts ­ it's in 2/4 quiet or quiet to loud
Glory of the `Amen' `Messiah' in Birth strings . Major ­ Uplifting, Joyful SATB* . Allegro ­ Fast, waltz without gradual
Lord 1741 .2nd ­ accompaniment crescendo/dimuendo.
Persecution of .Mainly
Jesus Homophonic*
. 3rd ­ . Sometimes
Resurrection Polyphonic*
. Oratorio*
. 4 motifs ­
musical ideas
based around
Chopin .Cantabile . Polish . Ternary Form .Homophonic .Lyrical . Db Major ­ Modulates to . Solo Piano .4/4 . Piano
Prelude - Legato ­ Composer ­(ABA) . Decoration/ enharmonic tonic CMinor . Rubato ­ Used to pull back or . Crescendo to Fortissimo
Raindrop Singing . Composed Ornamentation- .Diatonic* Harmonies speed up (flexible tempo) bars 36-39
style. 1839 Septuplet- A .Occasional Chromaticism* . Repeated quavers _
group of seven . Piece ends in Perfect . Cantabile Legato
notes to be Cadence . Dotted Rhythm in Section A
performed in the
time of 4 or 6 (4 in
this case)
. Acciaccatura*
Mozart .Sonata
Symphony Form*
40. in G
nt ­ Steve
Arnold .Expressioni .Born .Short .Counterpoint ­ .Wide range .Atonal ­ No key .3 bassoons same .Use of sextuplets ­ [6 Articulation
Schoenberg st Vienna, . `Haupstimmer' Independent . Hexachord ­ 6 note semi-quavers fit in beat- .Extremes
- Peripetie .Klangfarbe Austria ­ Principle Part layers pitches .Start of strings usually 4] .Contrasts
n melodie .Composed - .Tremolo ­ bars .Octave divided in groups .Pizzicato*
.Inner 1908 `Nebenstimmer' 62-63 Displacement (Divisi)
fears/obses .Performed ­ secondary (Jumps octaves .Bell up trumpets for
sion 1912 part . louder, brassier
.Bar 37 ­ Klangfarbenme sound
Hexachord (also lodie ­ .1 solo
last 2 bars) tone-colour-melo .Cello bow on cymbal
dy .Ends with clarinet
against hexachord
Bernstein ­
s Coming
Miles Davis
­ All Blues

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Jeff Buckley - .Falsetto* .Became .Verse- Chorus . Mostly Syllabic .E minor .Guitars .12/8 .Drop D tuning
Grace popular in Form .Melismatic on . Chromatic ­ Parallel .Bass Guitar . Compound ­ Four dotted .Falsetto
1990's some words Motion* .Synthesiser crotchets Use of Technology
. Vocal phrases Dissonant* Harmonies in .Strings . Cross Rythms .Modulation on Synth at
fall ­ feels Chorus .Drum Kit start
melancholy . Distortion + Flanging on
. Vocals ­ Guitars
`improvised .…read more


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