Musicals Key features
Lighter versions of opera often with jazz influences. Singable...
Incidental music= background music.
Diatonic= major or minor
Simple structure: Intro, Chorus, Verse x2, Middle 8, Chorus x2, Outro
32- bar song form (see above)
Hook= Catchy line which is repeated
Something's Coming from Westside story- Leonard Be
Leonard Bernsein was American. Written in 1957.
Set in 1950s New York. Similar to Romeo + Juliet. Jazz influenced.
For a big orchestra with sax's, piano, electric guitar, mandolin + celeste
Tony's voice is tenor-solo. He is excited about the future- shown by tempo + syncopation
In 3/4 but changes to 2/4 a few times. Cross-rhythms + Appoggiaturas used
Accented off- beats. Immitation used. Ostinati used.
In D major- happy. Contrasting sections in C major. Melody is almost entirely syllabic.
Tritones (devil in music) + last note is flattened 7th (unresolved) show that something bad will happen later in story
Crotchet= 176. Homophonic texture.
Soft timbres- muted trumpets + pizzicato strings.