Sky Waulking Song

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Melody

  • The piece is pentatonic, and mainly syllabic.
  • The melody alternates between 1 bar phrases
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Harmony and Tonality

  • In the key of G major.
  • There are diatonic harmonies.
  • The 3 main chords are: G, Em, C
  • It has a modal feel.
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Instrumentation

  • Combines both folk and rock instruments.
  • Rock - synthesiser, piano, bass guitar and drum kit.
  • Folk- Fiddle, accordion, pipes and bouzouki
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Structure

  • Phrase 1 - Call (in Gaelic)
  • Refrain 1 - Response (vocables)
  • Phrase 2 - Call (In Gaelic)
  • Refrain 2 - Response (Vocables) 
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Texture

  • The texture is contrapuntal and heterophonic.
  • It builds up in layers.
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Rhythm, Metre and Tempo

  • The metre is 12/8.
  • There is a frequent use of syncopation, and cross-rhythms are used.
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