"Something's Coming" Leonard Bermstein MAD T-SHIRT

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LYRICAL - Long phrase lengths/ melody becomes echoed
M CONTRASTING - Short and snappy melody is followed by longer romantic sounding
Sort riffs
Long notes
phrases
- add anticipation
- create a hopeful effect for something to happen
A Word pronunciation in p is defined adding to the anticipation
START- Pianissimo to symbolize something is hiding waiting to happen
D Piano ­ Starts off every new section to create suspense/ anticipation
'CANNONBALING'- Forte literally using lyrical dynamics to present word
VOCALS ­ Stand out from accompaniment as it's the more predominant cross rhythm,
T HOMOPHONIC
ACCOMPANIMENT ­ Cross rhythms create a thicker texture contradicting the melodic
line
TERNERY FORM - Section A SHORT INTRO
S Section B
Section B1
Section A1
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SHORT OUTRO
JAZZ - Influences the piece by having notes of the blues scale within chords reflects
H happy upbeat feel with the 'swing'addition
BITONAL in places ­ section A in D major, section be modulates to C major
SOLO SONG
I Large orchestra including: 5 woodwind, 2 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, 7 violins, 4
cellos, 2 double basses, electric guitar, 2 percussionists, piano, drum kit
Mainly 2/4 but 3/4 could represent the LATIN AMERICAN
R SYNCOPATION ­ used frequently off beat accompaniment
TRIPLETS ­ Give the piece a lazy feel
CROSS RHYTHMS ­ Intro bass sounds like 3/4 but piano melody sounds like 6/8

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T molto allegro- very fast
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