Leonard Bernstein - Something's Coming - Music GCSE

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Leonard Bernstein - Something's Coming (From West Side Story)

Keywords

Tritones - Known as the devil's chord. This chord was banned from use in church. It gives the sense of unease and as if something bad is going to happen.

Background

Written for West Side Story in 1957
.This piece is based on the Shakespearean play Romeo & Juliet

Structure

. Solo (Sung by character Tony)
. Use of ostinati ( repeated patterns)
. Imitation is used between instruments

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