Schubert Symphony No. 8 in Bm

General points and a breakdown of the piece. I've also put up revision cards for all the other set works for ocr :)

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  • Created by: Helen66
  • Created on: 23-05-11 08:17

General Notes

  • 1797-1828
  • 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones (in D), timpani, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 contrabasso
  • Sonata form (Exposition, Development, Recapitulation.)
  • Development has dominant preparation through dominant pedal to get back to the tonic
  • development also makes use of rhythmic diminution
  • Exposition is repeated
  • Subject 2 - used antiphonally at bar 74
  • Transition moment from Subject 1 to Subject 2 achieved through pivot note in horns
  • Bar 170 - whole orchestra joins in for repetition of the introductory theme - BIG MOMENT.
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Breakdown of the Piece

  • Exposition:
    • First subject: A1 - intro theme - Bars 1-8 - B minor;  A2 - principal theme - Bars 9-38 - B minor        
    • Modulating Link: Bars 38-42
    • Second Subject: Bars 42-104 - G major (submediant)
    • Modulating Link: Bars 104-110
  • Development: - Modulating Link: Bars 111-114
    • Development of A1 (mostly): Bars 114-218 - E minor+modulations
  • Recapitulation:
    • A2: Bars 218-252 - B minor (extended to end on V)
    • Modulating Link: Bars 252-256 - sim. to bars 38-42 in exposition
    • Second Subject: Bars 256-322 - Dmajor, 311-Bminor.
    • Link to Coda: Bars 322-328 - B minor
  • Coda: - A1: Bars 328-368 - B minor
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