Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faun by Debussy - Complete AS Music Summary

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Piece:
Prelude
L'apres...
Composer:
Claude
Debussy
Melody
Point
Bar
number
Use
of
whole-tone
scale
Bar
32
Opening
2
bars
are
chromatic
combination
of
tones
+
semitones
à
covering
the
range
of
a
triton
Melody
expands
to
cover
an
octave
Bar
3
First
not
is
elongated
Bar
1
Opening
bar
is
not
repeated
2nd
bar
is
varied
a
varied
and
Bar
2
rhythmically
diminished
version
of
bar
3
leading
into...
Transposed
version
of
opening
theme
(major
3rd
lower)
­
spanning
a
P4
instead
of
a
triton
Persistent
C#s
in
melody
give
that
note
a
feeling
of
importance
Added
6th
extension
in
melody
Bar
21
Rich
and
robust
instrumentation
Full
complement
of
strings
with
woodwind,
horns,
harps,
antique
cymbals
Strings
mutes
All
strings
except
double
bass
are
frequently
divided
Tremolo
Bar
95
(clarinets)
Sur
la
touché
Bar
85
Pizzicato
and
arco
­
sometimes
in
rapid
Bars
25-26
successions
Harp
glissandi
Harp
harmonics
Bars
108-109
Woodwind
given
independent
solo
lines
to
focus
on
individuals
timbres
Clarinet
part
requires
both
Clarinet
in
A
and
Bb
Horn
1
plays
bouche
(stopped)
Bar
93
Sourdines
(muted
horns)
Harmony
Point
Bar
number
Non-function
way
of
using
chords
but
e.g.
bar
19-21
(unusual
shift
of

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C#7
to
E6
chord)
Use
of
7th
chords
9th,
11th,
13th
chord
extension
notes
Non-resolving
Dominant
7th
chords
Bar
5
Pedals
Bars
94-99
Chromatic
harmony
Half-diminished
chords
Bar
4
Perfect
cadences
Bars
105-106
Added
6th
extension
Bar
21
Tonality
Point
Bar
number
Hazy
tonality,
keys
are
present
but
not
defined
Moments
are
tonal
clarity
are
important
to
structure
Most
obviously
defined
are
final
bars
­
E
Bars
105-106
major
w/
perf
cadence
Db
major
in
Bar
55
w/
V-I
Bass
outline
Opening
piece
has
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Syncopation
Bar
55
(in
accompanying
strings)
Texture
Point
Bar
number
Various
types
of
MDH
Opening
flute
is
monophonic
Opening
from
bar
1
Instrument
doubling
e.g.…read more

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Horn
1
plays
bouche
(stopped)
Bar
93
Sourdines
(muted
horns)…read more

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