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Something's Coming

West side Story

Bernstein

Written: 1958

Structure:

The structure of this piece is: Intro, Section A, Section B, Section B(repeated
shorter), Section A(repeated shorter), outro.

Instrumentation:

West side story uses a 31 piece band in the whole show, however in
Something's Coming violins, clarinets, trumpets, horns, saxophones, drum…

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Rhythm, metre and tempo:

The metre alternates between 3/4 and 2/4. The three beats in a bar is
emphasised and confirmed by the bass riff. There are cross rhythms between
the melodic riff and the harmonic riffs. The bass mainly follows the metre,
whereas the accompaniment is off the beat.

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