Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major Op. 21 Movement 2

Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major Op. 21 Movement 2 revision cards! Hope you find them useful!

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  • Created on: 10-01-13 12:49

Structure

EXPOSITION (bars 1 - 64)

1st Subject (bars 1 - 26)

2nd Subject (bars 26 - 53)

Codetta (bars 53 - 64)

DEVELOPMENT (bars 64 - 100)

RECAPITULATION (bars 100 - 195)

1st Subject (bars 100 - 126)

2nd Subject (bars126 - 153)

Coda (bars 153 - 195)

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Tempo

Andante cantabile con moto (at a walking pace, singingly with movement)

quaver = 120

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Timbre

1 flute

2 oboe

2 clarinet in C

2 bassoon

2 horn in F

2 trumpet in C

timpani in C and G

violin 1 section

violin 2 section

viola section

cello and bass section

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Melody (1)

Exposition

1st Subject

(1 - 7) melodic idea

(19 - 26) melodic idea

2nd subject

(26 - 34) antecedent (strings)

(34 - 42) consequent (woodwind and 2nd violins)

Codetta

(53) melody (1st violins and flute)

(61 - 64) reference to opening notes of the 1st subject

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Melody (2)

Development

(64) reference to opening notes of the 1st subject

(81) melodic fragment from 1st subject

Recapitulation

(101) countermelody (cellos)

Coda

(162 - 169) material from the 1st subject (12 - 19)

(71 - 80) opening of 1st subject (1st oboe)

(184 - 186) decending scale (1st violins)

(188 - 190) contrary motion (1st violins and flute)

(190 - 193) two note motif (horns) and acciaccaturas (violins and flute)

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Harmony (1)

Exposition

1st subject

(1) F major

(1 - 26) tonic dominant relationship

(15 - 23) dominant C pedal (horns)

(16 and 19) inverted dominant pedal (flutes)

(25) C chord

2nd subject

(26 - 29) C major to D minor

(30) C major

(34) imperfect cadence

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Harmony (2)

(41 - 42) perfect cadence in C major

(43 - 44) C major, A minor

(44 - 45) D minor

(45 - 46) cadential 6/4 cadence in C major

(49 - 52) sequential modulation before following the pattern in 45 - 46

(52 - 53) cadential 6/4 cadence Codetta

(53) G pedal note (timpani) supported by dominant pedal notes (cellos, basses, 2nd violins, brass and 2nd bassoon)

(53) harmony centred around the tonic (C) and dominant

(61 - 64) C major Development

(64) C minor

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Harmony (3)

(71) modulaion to Db major

(81) dominant C pedal (timpani) as the melody explores F minor

(93) dominant Recapitulation 1st subject

(100) F major

(125) C major chord 2nd subject

(126) F major

(134) imperfect cadence

(142) perfect cadence in F major

(142 - 153) cadence in F major Coda

(153) F major

(153) brass notes now C (dominant of F major)

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Harmony (4)

(167 - 170) G minor (emphasis on donminant D), Bb major

(181 - 182)perfect cadence in F major

(184 - 186) dominant tonic harmonies

(193 - 195) perfect cadence in F major

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Texture (1)

Exposition

1st Subject

(1) texture increases

(1 -26) tonal imitation (viola, cello, bass and bassoon)

2nd Subject

(26 - 42) antecedent and consequent (strings, woodwind and 2nd violins)

(42 - 49) question and answer (string section)

Development

(64) texture increases

(71) imitation (flutes, 1st oboe and 1st bassoon)

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Texture (2)

Recapitulation

(100) imitation

(101) imitation

(125) antecedant and consequent

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Rhythm (1)

Exposition

1st Subject

(19 - 26) dotted semiquaver demisemiquaver rhythm developed

(26) quaver rest

2nd Subject

(34 - 42) semiquavers (1st violins)

(42) dotted semiquaver demisemiquaver rhythm

(43 - 46) rhythm from bar 3

(46) rhythm taken up by bassoons and oboes

(49 - 52) syncopated

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Rhythm (2)

Codetta

(53) dotted semiquaver demisemiquaver rhythm (timpani)

(53) triplets (1st violins and flute) Development

(71) dotted semiquaver demisemiquaver rhythm (strings)

(89) dotted semiquaver demisemiquaver rhythm (1st violins) Recapitulation

(142 - 153) rhythmic and syncopated motifs Coda

(181 - 182) semiquaver rhythm (violins)

(182) dotted semiquaver demisemiquaver rhythm (2nd violins and violas)

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Pitch

(153 -162) pitches changed according to timpani rhythm

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Dynamics

Development

(71) crescendo

(89) crescendo to forte

(190 - 193) pianissimo (violins and flute)

(191 -195) pianissimo - forte - piano

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Articulation

Coda

(184 - 186) pizzicato bass

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Comments

Cara-Jade

This is really great, I found this really useful for my a level. Have you got one like this on his 1st movement?

Hannah

Thanks! In the process of making one for movement 1! Might take a while though!

Matthew

Thanks a bunch Han - what a life saver! :D

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