A2 Music (Edexcel) - ET Flying theme

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  • Created on: 22-06-11 11:12

Context
This piece was originally written by Williams, and orchestrated by Herbert Spencer. Williams is well known for writing memorable melodies, and using familiar harmonies, and traditional orchestration.

Forces
This piece uses full orchestra. The melody is usually played by the violins or the horns, and the countermelodies played by the flutes.

Rhythm

It begins with continuous quaver movement, and this goes on throughout most of the piece, apart from b.74 to the end where the note values are greater.

Structure

It is a type of rondo form.

B.1 – intro – C major
B.9 – theme A – C major
B.17 – varied repeat of A – C major
B.25 – transition (B) – more fluid tonality
B.34 – theme A – G major
B.42 – transition (B) –

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