Perpetie (Basic Analysis)

A useful table full of general information on Arnold's Schoenberg's Peripetie.


(M= melody A= Accompaniment D= Dynamics T= Texture S= Structure H= Harmony                    I= Instruments R= Rhythm T= Tonality S= Speed)

Useful for anyone doing the GCSE Edexcel Music course... enjoy! :)

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Melody There is no main melody instead there are:
Melodic fragments
Fragments based on a hexachord
Some repeated melodic ideas
The symbol (the Hauptstimme) signifies what instrument is
carrying the main melody.

Accompaniment Other instruments play along the instrument carrying the
Dynamics Extreme dynamics that vary…

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Composed by Arnold Schoenberg in 1909 as an expressionist piece. Expressionist
pieces tend to be intense and emotional, with lots of dissonance and contrasting
dynamics. The pieces are also usually atonal.


Samuel Richardson


This basic analysis of 'Peripetie' by Arnold Shoenburg is presented well in a small table and covers some main points. Try covering up some of the sections of the table to see if you can remember the notes. 

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