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Piece:
Tupelo
Honey


Composer:
Van
Morisson



Melody

Point
Bar
number

Ornate
and
rhythmically
complex


Improvised
variants
of
melodic


shapes

Pentatonic
shape
in
Bb
dominate


Bb,C,D,F
and
G

Bibs
Can
Duck
Flapping
Geese

3
note
motifs
using
note
D-F-G
e.g.
opening
flute
solo
+
vocal
lines

Duck
Flapping
Geese

Melody
uses…

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Syncopated
vocal
like
w/


anticipations
and
retardations

Many
phrases
start
on
2nd
semiquaver


of
a
beat
(weak
beat)

Rhythmic
complexity
of
solos
section

Bars
21-36

With
cross
rhythmic
layering

Bars
34-35

Bass
uses
repeated
rhythmic
ideas
Bars
2
and
4
of
the
phrase
(especially)

Drum
plays
straight
rock
beat


throughout…

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Instrumentation

Point
Bar
number

Vocal
line
influenced
by
soul/gospel


celtic
singing
styles

Mostly
syllabic



Range
of
an
11th
with
high
Bb
in
Coda
1
Coda
1

and
towards
end

Few
melisma
Bar
11
`to'

Higher
notes
sung
in
falsetto


Backing
vocals
used
in
dialogue
w/
lead


vocals
in
Verses
2,3,4…

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Bass
plays
repetitive
line
with
Bars
1-3

improvised
variations

Flute
plays
simple
2
bar
idea
at
the


beginning
and
end
of
track
(celtic
music

+
stylistic
feature)

Use
of
basic
chords













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