- Created by: strawberry cake
- Created on: 20-03-17 20:31
Henry Purcell 'music for a while'- A minor composed in 1692
Written in the Baroque era
This piece 'music for a while' was written for a play Oedipus. There is a lady which taunts and persecutes Oedipus for killing her father (she has snakes in her hair).
Ground bass: music is wrriten above a reapeting pattern of bass notes.
Features of ground bass:
Simple rhythm such as quaver and crotchets
Ends with a perfect cadence
Lament: a passionate expression of grief ( this piece is in a song form)
- falling phrases , minor key , slow tempo
This piece is scorred for soprano voice
Vocals - play the melody
Harpsichord - plays as the accompaniment