AS Music set works revision cards-Bach Gigue

Revision aid for the Gigue.

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Structure: What's the structure of the piece? How do we know?
Rounded Binary form. Material from section A returns in the tonic key (slightly differently).
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Structure: Where does section A start and end?
Bars 1-48.
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Structure: Where does section B start and end? How do we know it's started?
Bars 49-96, although material from A is heard in a slightly different way in bar 86 from 3 (A1). B opens with new material.
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Structure: Where is the original motif from A heard?
Bar 86 slightly differently and bar 89 in the LH.
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Structure: How do the two sections end?
Section A ascends to the dominant whereas B descends to the tonic.
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Texture: Main type of texture?
First 21 bars are strict fugal.This is followed with a passage of free counterpoint. Section B begins with a new fugal subject.
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Texture and Context: How can we identify the texture as being fugal?
We should hear a question and answer.
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Melody: Where do we hear the Q+A in both sections?
In section A Q=bars 1-6 where it is answered by the LH from bars 7, a 4th lower than D. In section B Q=50, A=55.
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Melody: Describe the key melodic features?
Desc. sequences (B4-5, 9-10, (38-40 in both hands)), Triadic melodies, Arpegiated sequences (Bars 1+2), scalic movement throughout, lots of FS in RH.
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Melody: New material where?
Bars 8-11 sees new the counter-subject in the RH. Very scalic unlike the first subject.
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Tonality: Overall tonic key?
D major.
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Tonality: Modulations where?
At the end of section A and into B the key changes to A major. Section B ends in D major again.
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Harmony: How do the 2 sections end?
With a perfect cadence
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Harmony: What's so cool about bars 79-80?
Circle of 5ths.
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Forces: Relationship between hands in Bar 14?
Example of dialogue between the two hands.
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Rhythm: Characteristics of the Gigue?
Rhythmically complex, very fast, cadenza runs, compound triple (9/16). Complex and contrapuntal. The two hands are very different, affecting the rhythm.
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Rhythm: Rhythmic feature of the Gigue throughout?
Motor rhythms driving the piece forward energetically.
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Card 2

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Structure: Where does section A start and end?

Back

Bars 1-48.

Card 3

Front

Structure: Where does section B start and end? How do we know it's started?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Structure: Where is the original motif from A heard?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Structure: How do the two sections end?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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