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  • Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor
  • Key is G Minor modulates to Bb major.
  • Lots of imitation between the clarinets and bassoons.
  • Time signature is 4/4,
  • Large orchestra- introduction of clarinet.
  • Sonata form- exposition, development, recapitulation.
  • Ornaments and trills used.
  • Has two subjects
  • Subject 1 has q and a. 4 bar then 4 bars.
  • Subject 2 is more lyrical and relaxed.
  • Tempo marking- molto allegro- very fast.

Handel 'And the glory of the Lord

  • Time signature is 3/4.
  • Key signature is A major with modulations to E major and B major.
  • hemiola rhythms in violins bars 9&10.
  • The piece is based around 4 main ideas.
  • Written for soprano, alto, tenor and bass.
  • Small orchestra mostly strings, some woodwind, no brass
  • Terraced dynamics- no crescendos or diminuendos.
  • There is a basso continuo.
  • Highest note is an A sung by the sopranos.
  • Piece ends on a Plagal Cadence- chord VI to chord I.

Chopin Prelude in Db major

  • Key signature is Db major/C# minor.
  • There is a constant Ab to represent the raindrops.
  • The time signature is 4/4.
  • Acciaccatura- very short note
  • Septuplet- seven notes in the space of a crotcher beat
  • Structure is ABA
  • There is an added codetta.
  • Section A is a 'light rainfall' as the cords are broken up , also p marking.
  • Section B is 'stormy' as there are block chords and f is the marking.
  • Sostenuto- sustained notes
  • Piece ends on Ritenuto- hold back the tempo

Peripetie by Arnold Shoenberg

  • Loosely Rondo form
  • Shoenberg stretches instruments to their extreme ranges.
  • Note lengths differ from semibreves to demi semiquavers.
  • Klangfarbenmelodie- seperates parts into different instruments.
  • Hauptismme and Nebentismme voices.
  • Hexachords are any six pitches in a scale
  • The remaining six are called the Complement.
  • Extreme dynamics from pp to fff.
  • Based around 3 motifs.
  • At the beginning, the three motifs are played followed by a…


prasadini fernando

this was really helpfull, thanks alot, its hard to pin point the facts we need to know in the textbooks we are given, anyway, GOOD LUCK! 17 days to go...


oh god i know! 17 days till all the AOS!! Im trying to stay calm!! GOOD LUCK TOO!!



Nia Davidson

This is really helpful  thank you, but watch out for the typo on the Handel piece: the cadence is the plagal IV-I not VI-I. 


This is so helpful for the essay questions
Thank you!!!

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