Bernstein

  • Written for a big orchestra - saxophones, a piano, electric guitar, mandolin, and celeste, as well as large wind, brass and string sections. Uses a lot of percussion - timpani, glockenspiel, a police whistle etc.
  • Jazz elements - blues notes and syncopation.
  • Solo song - sung by Tony (tenor).
  • Has lots of cross rhythms
  • Written in 3/4, but sometimes feels like 6/8
  • Accented off-beats give a sense of anticipation which matches Tony's mood
  • Fast song, 176 bpm. Reflects Tony's excitement
  • Tony starts off by singing in PP with quaver rests between words. Gives the piece a breathless and agitated feel
  • Tonality is D major, major used to reflect happy emotions - Tony's excited and looking forward to the future
  • Lots of repeated patterns and imitation
  • Uses tritones to create an edgy, unpredictable feeling
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Bernstein - Something's Coming

  • Written for a big orchestra - saxophones, a piano, electric guitar, mandolin, and celeste, as well as large wind, brass and string sections. Uses a lot of percussion - timpani, glockenspiel, a police whistle etc.
  • Jazz elements - blues notes and syncopation
  • Solo song - sung by Tony (tenor)
  • Has lots of cross rhythms
  • Written in 3/4, but sometimes feels like 6/8
  • Accented off-beats give a sense of anticipation which matches Tony's mood
  • Fast song, 176 bpm. Reflects Tony's excitement
  • Tony starts off by singing in PP with quaver rests between words. Gives the piece a breathless and agitated feel
  • Tonality is D major, major used to reflect happy emotions - Tony's excited and looking forward to the future
  • Lots of repeated patterns and imitation
  • Uses tritones to create an edgy, unpredictable feeling
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