- First two motifs introduced and imitated in A major.
- Modulates to E major for a homophonic section.
- Short orchestral link based on motif two, similar to the introduction.
- Continues to introduce and imitate motifs.
- (The instruments are doubling and occasionally working independently).
- The music moves through E major to B major and back to A major for the end.
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- A major.
- Two short sections in E major.
- Modulates to B major and ends in A major.
- The music goes to sharper, major keys which reflects the joyful mood.
- Keys are confirmed by cadences and pedals.
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- Overall a mixture of homophony and imitative counterpoint.
- Some monophony.
- Often counterpoint of two different motifs.
- Different combination of vocal parts used.
- Instrumental doubling of voices.
- Silence before the end.
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Rhythm, Metre and Tempo.
- Triple simple metre (3/4) - dance like.
- Hemiolas used extensiely.
- Dotted rhythms and crotchet syncopation.
- Longer note values in fourth motif for emphasis.
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Dynamics and Melody
- Terraced dynamics of loud and soft.
- Four melodic motifs.
- First - begins triadically and moves scalically, surrounds tonic.
- Second - desceding sequences.
- Third - repeated idea.
- Fourth - only two notes and longer note values for emphasis.
- Sometimes syllabic, sometimes melismatic.
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- Diatonic, functional harmony.
- Perfect, imperfect and plagal cadences.
- Primary triads in root and first inversion.
- Chord V7 is used.
- Dominant and inverted pedals.
- Suspensions used.
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- There is a small orchestra of violins, violas, cello, double bass and harpsichord.
- Oboes and clarinets were added later.
- The harpsichord, cello and double bass form the basso continuo.
- Strings double voices.
- All instruments have a modest range.
- Orchestra intro and links occur.
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