Capapapapapa

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When was Skye Waulking Song released?
2000
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Describe Instrumentation and Texture
A layered texture is created through a rhythmic pattern on drums, a bass line, chords on synth and accordion, main melody sung by voice, countermelodies on the other melody instruments (violin, wurlitzer piano, uilleann pipes and bouzouki).
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Describe the structure of the piece
Vocal line alternates between 4 different phrases in a call-and-response pattern. Phrase 1: call (Gaelic starts on high D), Refrain 1: response (vocables, starts on a mid B), Phrase 2: call (in Gaelic, starts on a low D)
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Refrain 2: response (vocables starts on high E.
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Describe the structure of the piece (2)
The overall structure is: Intro, instrumental section, after which the voice enters. Verse 1: voice and accompaniment. Verse 2: the same, however includes an instrumental break. Then finally a Coda: short vocal phrases echo the end of refrain 1.
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Describe the melody of the piece
The vocal melody is pentatonic (based on a 5-note scale), uses a low register of the voice (vocal tenor clef), mainly syllabic, alternates between one-bar phrases in Gaelic and phrases that use vocables.
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Instruments play short motifs and countermelodies that are mostly based on vocal phrases. E.g. the main instrumental break is based on refrain 2
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Describe the rhythm and metre of the piece
12/8. Frequent syncopation in the vocal line and instrumental countermelodies. At the start of song, the hi-hat pattern creates cross rhythms. When the full band enters, the hi-hat rhythm changes, clearing showing 12/8 time.
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Describe the Harmony of the piece
Song is in G major and is entirely diatonic. The three main chords used are G, Em and C. Because the dominant chord (D) is avoided, the music has a modal feel.
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A layered texture is created through a rhythmic pattern on drums, a bass line, chords on synth and accordion, main melody sung by voice, countermelodies on the other melody instruments (violin, wurlitzer piano, uilleann pipes and bouzouki).

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