Bernstein-'Something's coming'

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  • Created by: Corinnaxo
  • Created on: 18-04-13 19:48

KEY FACTS:

  • composed in 1957
  • based on the play ROMEO AND JULIET
  • come from the musical WESTSIDE STORY
  • this work is a MUSICAL

INSTRUMENTATION:

  • for solo TENOR singer
  • accompanied by BRASS, WOODWIND, PERCUSSION and STRINGS
  • to make sure the band doesnt overpower the solo singer, soft TIMBRES, quiet DYNAMICS and a HOMOPHONIC TEXTURE is used
  • on the words, "the air is humming", HARMONICS are used and a TREMELO is used

STRUCTURE AND MELODY:

  • entirely SYLLABIC and based on 3 main sections, a QUIET SYNCOPATED opening theme, then a LOUD STRIDENT THEME and a LYRICAL SLOW MOVING theme.
  • these

Comments

Samuel Richardson

A very nice, simple, well presented set of notes on 'Something's Coming'. The key features of the tonality, harmony, texture, instrumentation, rhythm, structure, melody are included. Some short explanations of certain features are included to help us understand why they have been used in the music. This resource helps us to remember that these compositional techniques had specific purposes. I would however combine this resource with a more detailed set of notes in order to understand the context and importance of certain of these compositional features. 

Corinnaxo

Thank you for the comment! I am currently taking music A level.

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