Corelli Trio Sonata in D

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Texture

  • Contrapuntal
  • 3 part violine joins in at counterpoint
  • Opening is fugal style
  • Stretto entries bar 11-13
  • Homophonic at cadence points bar 26-27
  • Imitation between violins bar 32-34
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Structure

  • Binary form
  • A: Bars 1-19
  • B: Bars 19-43
  • Codetta: Bars 41-43
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Tonality

  • D major
  • A major
  • B minor bar 23-28
  • E minor bar 28-32
  • A, D, G bar 32-41
  • D major to end
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Harmony

  • Diatonic
  • Root/1st inversion chords
  • 4-3 suspension bar 29-30
  • Double suspension bar 29-30
  • Perfect cadences bar 4, 10, 11
  • Circle of 5ths bar 32-35
  • Pedal points bar 15-16, bar 39-40
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Melody

  • Monothematic
  • 3 note motif based on rising 3rd developed
  • Passing note bar 1
  • Inversion bar 5
  • Falling 1 bar sequence bar 8-10
  • Anacrusis bar 32
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Rhythm and Metre

  • Syncopation bar 26-27
  • Hemiolas bar 27/31
  • Style of a gigue - lively dance in compound time
  • 2 main beats per bar
  • Rhythmical character is enhanced by dotted crotchet beats in opening subject
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