Stylistic features of: Berlioz - Harold in Italy: movement III (Edexcel AS Music)

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Essay Question 1: Stylistic features (10marks)

Instrumentation

  • Full Romantic Orchestra with piccolo, harp, English horn, viola solo, horns in C, F and E.
  • Viola split into 2 parts. 
  • Oboe 1 doubles on English horn.
  • Idiomatic writing within middle range of instruments.

Form and Structure

  • Ternary form (ABA) - Development of previously used 
  • 3rd movement of Symphony 

Tonality

  • Functional
  • Each section in same key
  • Passing modulations in B section to related and unrelated

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