When written/or performed
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Septuplet in bars 4 & 23. Dectuplet in bar 79. Repeated Quavers used. Melody begins with dotted rhythm.
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Rubato used creating flexible tempo
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Many crescendos and diminuendos. Wide range of dynamics (from pp to ff) but no sudden contrasts. Section A quieter and Section B.
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Single Piano. Piano mostly uses middle and low ranges. Uses piano to produce singing, legato tone. Uses wide dynamic range of piano. Sustaining pedal used for legato
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Tonality and Harmony
In D flat major. Mainly uses diatonic harmony with occasional chromaticism. Modulates from tonic major (D flat major) in A to eharmonic tonic minor (C sharp minor) in B. A & B end with imperfect cadence. C ends with perfect cadence.
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Ternary Form. A- D flat major. B- C sharp minor. A again, shorter and with a Coda
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Mostly made up of 4 or 8 bar phrases. Begins with lyrical melody in right hand in A (with ornaments like acciaccatura bar 4 and turn bar 11). Melody has chromaticism. B moves melody to bass, has narrower range and longer notes.
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Apart from 2 bars at the end, piece is homophonic. A section:melody in right hand, broken chords in left. B: melody left hand, dominant pedal in right
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