New York Counterpoint

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  • Created by: Megan
  • Created on: 12-05-13 15:37
  • Staggered repetition of the melodic motif (bars 1-2)
  • Bar 13 the clarinets divide into 3 undoubled homorhythmic pairings, which gives a 3-part canonic texture at a 1 quaver distance of entries
  • Live clarinet begins solo passagework at bar 25, allowing it to break away from the other parts and giving it textual independence
  • Bar 27 clarinets 7-10 enter with repetitive semiquavers, creating a feeling of pulsating chordal homophony
  • With no definite structural label, but rather an evolving structure, a sense of minimilism is created
  • Reich bases the


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