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Bach, Partita

Melody 

  • Sarabande - Conjunct.   Gigue - Triadic/Arpegiatted
  • Sarabande - Wide Tessitura - Bass E to A  above Treble
  • Sequence - Bar 19
  • Fortspinnung*
  • Diatonic
  • Passing notes
  • Chromatic notes
  • Auxiliary notes
  • Accented Passing Notes
  • Flat 7th - Gigue - bar 2
  • Ornementation - Mordents (Sarabande Bar 2, RH)

Forces

  • Harpsichord (domestic purposes)
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Melody

  • Use of Vocal hook.
  • Narrow tessitura-Lead vocals (at bar  moves up in 3rds to higher register)
  • Vocals - Major pentatonic scale (Db-Eb-Ab-Gb-Bb)
  • Some falsetto (Bars 25, 43 and 56)
  • Syllabic                                     @Conjunct

Harmony

  • Limited chords - Mainly Chord I (Db) and Chord IV (Gb) (some V7(Ab7) 
  • Close harmony backing vocals
  • Parallel chords - bar 40
  • Bass - 4 bar riff (follows harmony)
  • Unrelated Emaj chord bar 37 followed by whole tone scale in bar 39. repeats
  • Wind section harmoises scale in parallel 3rds 


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Texture

  • Melody-dominated homophony

Structure 

  • Verse-Chorus (intro, chorus, Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Instrumental, Chorus and Outro)

Forces

  • Lead Vocals (with Falsetto Notes), Backing vocals, Guitars and bass, Reeds, Brass (including Trumpets), Organ and Drums

Tonality

  • Db Throughout.
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Rhythm 

  • On beat bass
  • Backbeat
  • Upper part syncopations
  • triplets in vocal part
  • Drums fills

Metre

  • 4/4

Context

  • Rocksteady genre
  • Jamaican 
  • Latin amaerican influence (high trumpet parts) 
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Berio Sequenza

Melody

  • Only noticed passages where 5 line notation (exact intervals)
  • Reapeated notes (diffrent phonemes)
  • Occassinally large Angular leaps e.g. dim 13th Noble truth at 
  • Minor 2nd intervals prominent - shortly before end
  • Minor 3rd also common
  • Intonation contours

Harmony

  • None.
  • Suggested outline of B minor (just after 3 mins)

Texture

Monophonic

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Berio Sequenza

Structure

  • Through-composed (link to disrupted text) no large scale repeats
  • Small scale reapets occur (some sounds reapeted quickly)
  • Alternates between vocal styles
  • lower pitch at end (appears to fade away)

Forces

  • Unnaccompanied Virtuoso female perfomer
  • Improvised sound - precise directions but each interpreted by singer.

Tonality

  • No Tonality
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Berio Sequenza

Rhythm

  • No specified note lengths 
  • Timings dived by 10 second intervals
  • specific invented rhymic groupics are as fast as possible

Metre

  • No sense of metre

Context

  • Performed in a specialist concert for modern music.
  • composition completed 1965.
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Berio Sequenza

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