Holborne

Pavane and Galliard

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  • Created by: charlotte
  • Created on: 22-06-11 14:00

Instrumentation

  • consort of viols
  • unidiomatic instrumental parts
  • instrumentation can be variable
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Form

PAVANE -

  • Tripartite - AABBCC
  • Three sections which are not thematically related
  • Each strain is a different length
  • Each strain lasts for a different number of bars

GALLIARD -

  • Tripartite - AABBCC
  • Music in strains 1 & 2 falls into four bar phrases
  • Punctuated as expected in a dance
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Texture

PAVANE -

  • polyphonic all instruments playing continuously
  • constanrt interweaving with rests
  • frequent points of imitation
  • sustained chords at the end of sections
  • part writing is very smooth

GALLIARD -

  •  all five instruments play continuously
  • strain 1 - five part imitation
  • strain 2 - homophonic (laregely block chords)
  • strain 3 - continuous imitation in all 5 parts
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Tonality

PAVANE -

  • D major
  • Emerging tonality
  • indicated by false relatiions

GALLIARD -

  • starts in A minor and ends in D
  • Galliard much more modal than pavane
  • stream of root position chords
  • last section quite modal - commences in F major and ends in D major
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harmony

PAVANE -

  • majority of chords are root position or first inversion
  • all cadences at end of sections are perfect diatonic
  • clashes are created by false relations and suspensions
  • open triads to start each section
  • some passing sevenths

GALLIARD -

  • perfect cadences at ends of A and C sections
  • phrygian cadence at end of b section
  • majority of chords are root or first inversion
  • open triad at opening of piece
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Melody

PAVANE -

  • Diationic
  • short melodic ideas are treated contrapuntally
  • use of inversion, augmentation and diminution
  • clear periodic structure

GALLIARD -

  • diatonic
  • mostly scalic
  • clear four bar phrases
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rhythm

PAVANE -

  • simple rhythmic ideas
  • some longer sustained noted
  • frequent suspensions

GALLIARD -

  • sprightly dotted rhythms in pasrt A
  • consits mainly of ditted rhythms and chrotchet patterns
  • hemiolas leadinf to cadences in bar 10-11
  • syncopations
  • cross rhythms
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metre

PAVANE -

  • Duple Time
  • 2/2
  • also known as cut time

GALLIARD -

  • 3/2
  • alternating in some bars with an implied 6/4
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