Classical Style

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  • Created on: 18-04-11 15:31

Features of the Classical Style (1750 – 1830):

- It has regular, balanced bars

- Melody is simple and regularly phrased

- Use of clear keys and cadences

- The structure is symmetrical and balanced

- The melody was very important (homophonic)

- Contrasts between keys, melodies and varied dynamics

- The harpsichord fell out of use so the wind instrument provided chordal support

 

Orchestra:

Strings

Woodwind

Brass

Percussion

Violins (I, II)

Viola

Cello

Double basse

Flutes

Oboes

Clarinets

Bassoons

Trumpets

French Horns

Timpani

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symphony Structure:

First Movement

Second Movement

Third Movement

Fourth Movement

Fast tempo.

Written in sonata form

Slow tempo.

Ternary, theme and variation used

Minuet and Trio

Fast tempo.

Written in rondo or sonata form

 

 

 

 

Comments

Nicole Chelmis

GREAT JOB DANI :)

THIS WILL REALLY HELP MY REVISION FOR MUSIC !

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