- Created by: Alice58
- Created on: 27-02-18 20:02
Born: March 21st 1685
Died July 28th 1750
About the set work
Part of a set of pieces (6 Brandenburg Concertos)
It's a fugue
It's a gigue
1st big important keybord concerto
- Use of Harpsichord
- Scalic patterns
- Not many dynamics - terraced
- No valved brass
- Concerto grosso (concertino and ripieno)
3 soloists playing call and response.
Repentitive rhythms with accompaniment underneath.
Starts with subject then goes onto countersubject and answer.
ABA - Ternery
- A - Bar 1
- B - Bar 79
- A - Bar 233
(anacrususis at start)
Simple Time - Triplets make it sund like compound time
- Dotted rhythms
- Up-beat (anacrusis)
- Triplets (Gigue)
Solo Instruments: (concertino)
- Solo Violin
Accompanimet instruments: (ripieno)
- Double bass
Use of Harpsichord
Instead of harpsichord being an accompaniment instrument like in 'music for a while' it's a soloist so it has its own part nut it still does some filling in of the gaps - obbligato.
No dynamic markings
Figured bass - system of numbers to notate chords
Bars 14-18 are in A Major (dominant)
Bar 79 - B Minor (relative minor)
Regular, expected key changes
A 2 bar melody/rhythm in the tonic key (then moves to dominant).
The 2 bar melody/rhythm repeated in the dominant key.
Bar 79 tonic pedal in B minor
Anaccusis = Upbeat
Gigue = lively duple dance
Obbligato = essential and interesting part of the accompaniment
Pedal = Long held note or repeated bass note