Berlioz Notes

berlioz notes

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Tonality

The piece is overall in c

Modal inflections

Modulates to D minor

Returns to tonic key of C

1 of 6

Harmony

Diatonic

Opening built on a tonic pedal of c

Serenade harmonic vocabulary expands

2 of 6

Structure

ABA CODA

a- allegro assai

drone

salterello

B- idee fixe

serneade

serenade in DM then C Major

A- Exact repetition of first A section

Coda

Salterello rhythm maintained by violas

Solo violas play serenade

idee fixe played by flute

3 of 6

Melody

Salterello- allegro Assai

repeated notes

conjunct

centered around E

no interval greater than a 3rd

Serenade

cor anglais plays

chromaticism 

idee fixe

4 of 6

Rhythm

compound duple

serenade uses 3/4 and 6/8

triplets

rhythmic augmentation

5 of 6

Texture

mainly melody dominanted homophony

monophony

drone

piccolo and oboe in octaves

6 of 6

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