FLow my tears, John Dowland (renaissance)
FLow my tears, John Dowland
- lute, harpsichord and counter tennor (instrumentation)
- lack of dynamics written
- phrygian cadences typical of renaissance music
- word painting was often used in renaissance for example happie being the highest note in the piece
- melancholly important in the elizabethan england, which is a huge feature of flow my tears
- vocal range has fairly narrow range of a 9th modality is end of bar 1-beginning of bar 2 E suspension,bar 2 G#-G natural false relation ,bars 12-14 the vocal solo is imitated by the lute
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Saraband and gigue(boroque)
- no percformance marks: expected to know
- the partita, popular dance suits in boroque period
- ornaments some but not many, as the musicians add their own on repeat
- as most boroque pieces the dances are in the same key
- gigue has fugal texture like many boroque gigues
- regular four bar phrases
- rounded binary and binary from are typical of the boroque period
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The joke (classical)
- periodic phrasing (equal length phrasing sounding like questions and answers.
- clear harmonic progressions centered on 1 and V7 with regular cadences to define keys. 11-V7-1 in bars 35-36.
- appogiaturas (fully written not as grace notes) chromatic and diatonic.
- melody-dominated homophony although with plenty of interest in the accompanying parts.
- instrumentation: clear string ensemble two violins one viola and one cello - homogonous sound
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- twelve tone row retrorade,
- inversion, retrograde inversion, forwards. angular intervals atonal
- contrupuntal but very little does more than one instrument play at one time, except the climax
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You can get it if you really want (rock steady)
- strong back beat, with drum using cross stick technique
- strong bass guitar regular and steady playing on the first beat, unlike reggae.
- all root chords simple chord progressions stays in Db major throughout
- hook, with chords 3-2-1
- pentatonic scale (melody) and backing vocals with a range of a 6th
- trumpets add a south american feel from naibouring contries to home jamaica.
- verse-chorus structure hypnotic alternations between chords 1-1V
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Don't look back in anger (brit pop)
- four simple chord progressions, one from pacabelles cannon slightly altered towards the end regular
- four bar phrases
- lyrical flowing melody especially in chorus to make it easy to sing along
- clear influences in the introduction (imagin) from other british bands, like beatles
- instrumentation: drums guitar bass and vioce. (voice doubled over to add strength common in brit pop)
- mancunion band members
- simple root position chords
- verse chorus structure
- lyrics with nostalgic tale of a relationship that has faded away.
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Locus iste (romantic)
- strong dynamic contrast
- chromatic ascent in section B
- false relations,
- prepared and unprepared suspensions,
- notes of anticipations
- SATB a capella
- two imperfect cadences one perfect cadence.
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