A Perpetie Schoenburg Q
1) What is expressionism? When was the movement relevant?
2) What is a Haupstimme/Nebenstimme?
3) Explain the name for a 'tone coloured melody'?
4) What is a hexachord?
5) Who was the composer?
6) When was it composed?
7) What is the tonality?
8) What is the tempo?
9) Explain the length of peice
10) What instruments are used?
A Perpetie Schoenburg A
1) Expressionism was were composers found their own way of using classical forms or abandoned them completely - after the first world war.
2) Hauptstimme - is principal voice, it means the main melodic line
Nebenstimme - secondary voice, the next most important line after principal
3) 'Klagfarbenmelodie' meas to describe how timbre contributes to melody.
4) A hexachord is a group of six notes from the 12 used as a musical motif
8) 'Sehr Rasch' very quick - 100-108bpm
9) Short because you cannot have long atonal peices
10) There are three flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons (instead of the normal pairs) plus piccolo, cor anglais, clarinet in D, bass clarinet and contrabassoon. There are extra horns, trumpets and trombones plus a tuba. The percussion section includes xylophone, cymbals, tam tam (a large gong) and bass drum.
B Perpetie Schoenburg Q
11) Describe structure
12) Describe dynamics
13) Explain the importance of the timbre in this peice
B Perpetie Schoenburg A
11) The movement falls into five sections A B A C A which could be described as a free rondo form.
12) EXTREME dynamics (such as fff, then pianissamo)
13) This peice was developed to relu on the combinations of timbre - tone colour