Edexcel Music AOS1, 2, 3 and 4

Brief notes on area of studies 1, 2, 3 and 4.

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AOS1 And the Glory of the Lord

Composer: Handel

Date: 1741

Period: Baroque 1600 - 1750        Tempo: Allegro -> fin, Adagio

Rhythm: Allegro (last four bars, Adagio)

Melody: Decending sequence (shall be...)           Metre: 3/4

               Imitation (all flesh...)                     

Harmony: Diatonic.                                     Tonality: A Major -> E Major

                 Plagal cadence                                          Tonal

Texture: Mixture of Homophonic and Contrapuntal (polyphonic)

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AOS1 Symphony No. 40: movement 1

Composer: Mozart

Date: 1788

Period: Classical 1750 - 1810         

Structure: Sonata - Exposition 

Development 

Recapitulation 

Coda



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EXPOSITION

Exposes the material.

Subject 1:                                          Subject 2:

  • Tonic key: G minor Relative major: Bb Major
  • Molto allegro, 4/4 Longer note values
  • p, piano
  • violins, violas, cellos, double basses strings, clarinets, bassoons
  • anacrusis, starts on beat 4                    starts on beat 1
  • question+answer, 4 bars+4bars strings + woodwind share melody
  • 2 quavers+1 crotchet
  • Dark and Intense Lyrical and Relaxed




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