- The melody is syllabic.
- Word painting is used, meaning the music reflects the words.
- There are accented off beats on ‘could be’ and ‘who knows’ to create a sense of anticipation.
- It ends on a flattened 7th to leave a sense of suspense.
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Harmony and Tonality
- The piece is written in D major although there are two contrasting sections in C major.
- There is the also the use of a tritone.
- The last note is a flattened 7th. The harmony is jazz influenced.
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- Solo tenor voice accompanied by a chamber orchestra.
- It is made up of woodwind, percussion, brass and strings.
- The trumpets are muted, and pizzicato is used.
- Music illustrates the music on ‘the air is humming’ strings play a high note.
- Instruments often imitate each other at different octaves.
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Rhythm and Metre
- The metre changes between 2/4 and 3/4.
- These changes, along with the use of syncopation and the fast tempo creates a feeling of excitement.
- There are cross-rhythms throughout.
- Also push rhythms.
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- The texture of the piece is homophonic, and there are lots of layers.
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- Intro - A - B - B1 - A1 - Outro
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