Eleanor Rigby

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What months and year was it recorded?
April and June 1966
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What album was it on?
Revolver
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Who was the main writer?
Paul McCartney
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What lyrics shows the waning popularity of Christianity?
"writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear"
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What did each of the Beatles contribute?
Paul, John and George: voice
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Who accompanied them? What did they play?
String octet: 4 violins, 2 cellos, 2 violas
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What key was it in?
E minor
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What mode was it in? What does this relate to?
Dorian Mode. Used in folk music
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How many beats per bar?
4
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What subject did they include that was avoided by pop music?
Death
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What did George Martin do?
Create string music
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Where did George Martin get inspiration from?
Bernard Hermann- 'Psycho' and 'Fahrenheit 451'
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How did the string players play?
Au Talon
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How were the string instruments recorded?
Close miked
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How many bar phrases are in the verses?
2 x 5
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What type of melody do the verses have?
Syncopated
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What line does the cello have in the refrain?
Descending chromatic line
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What do the instruments have a more intense version of in verse 3?
Countermelodies- cello in higher register
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How long did it stay at no. 1?
4 weeks
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