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Arnold Schoenberg ­ Peripetie

Instruments

These are the instruments used in this piece:

Huge orchestra
Woodwind ­ written for quadruple woodwind ­ this is 3 flutes, a piccolo, 3
oboes, a cor anglais, 3 clarinets, a bass clarinet, 3 bassoons and a contrabassoon
Brass ­ 6 horns, 3 trumpets, 4…

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Section A'
Use of hexachord played by horns
Section C
Thin texture
Solos from cello and double bass
Loud notes
Calm
Quiet






Section A"
Finishes with a variation of Section A
Instrumentation builds up from just clarinets and strings to the whole orchestra
Finishes with a pp chord (pianissimo ­…

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There is a lot of imitation - copying between instruments
There is diminution ­ where the note values are made smaller or halved
Lots of different note lengths
Melodic inversion ­ where the melody is turned upside down
Complicated rhythm

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