Bernstein: Something's coming - revision flashcards

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What type of voice is used in the song?
Male tenor
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What style is this piece from?
Musicals
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When was it composed?
1957
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What size orchestra was needed to play this piece?
A large one, musicians often had to be able to play 2 instruments
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What is the key of this piece?
D major
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What key does it change to twice?
C major
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What influence affects the harmony?
Jazz influence
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What are the two metres of the piece?
2/4 and 3/4
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What creates the feeling of anticipation?
Fast tempo, syncopation, push rhythms
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Give an example of where syncopation occurs?
The opening theme
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What is the structure of the piece?
The piece has 3 melodic themes that play at different times
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Describe theme number 1 : "could be... who knows"
Quiet, syncopated, has push rhythms that drive forward the melody
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Describe theme number 2: "there's something due any day"
short staccato notes, emphasis on "due" and "day"
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Describe theme number 3: "it may come cannon balling down from the sky"
Loud, strident, fast, 2/4 metre
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Describe theme number 4: "around the corner.. or whistling down the river"
lyrical, slow moving
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What does the jazz influence add to the piece?
Blues notes and syncopation
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What does the Latin American influence add to the piece?
Rhythms (cross rhythms) and instruments that reflect the background of the Puerto Rican gang
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What instruments are used in the orchestra?
Brass section, wind section, string section, lots of percussion (eg.timpani), piano, electric guitar, mandolin
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What is the main texture?
Homphony
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When do the strings play a tremolo and what is this an example of?
On the words "the air is humming", it is an example of word painting
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Is the piece mainly syllabic or melismatic?
Syllabic
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The piece ends on what interval when Tony sings "tonight"?
An interval of fifth (perfect fifth)
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Give an example of where imitation is used:
The strings mirroring Tony's melody
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What is the tempo?
Fast
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Describe: "could be" and "who knows"
They are accented off-beats that give a sense of anticipation
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