electric counterpoint

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Additional information on Reich
American composer. first performed in 1987, and has three movements showing a fast-slow-fast pattern.
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What is the instrumentation of Reich?
Its for a live guitar, 2 bass guitars and 7 electric guitars. the live guitar part is amplified. a new motif is introduced by the bass guitars a more sustained motif is introduced
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What is the structure of Reich?
A and B and a coda. Has 3 layers: syncopated quaver motif in live and top 4 guitars and another for basses and a sustained one based on 3 chords. When layers have been built up 2 and 3 fade out and 1 ends on held chord.
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Whats the rhythm, metre and tempo of Reich?
In 3/2 metre, some parts go into 12/8. 192 chrochet beats per minute, frequent syncopation. And has metrical displacement.
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What's the melody and texture of Reich?
Made of a 1 bar mofif which is repeated. A canon is made by the top 4 guitars and live guitar. Note addition. Reluctant melody made. Polyphonic texture.
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Whats the harmony and tonality of Reich?
Has tonal ambiguity. Nearest key is in Em. Section B has key changes between Em and Cm. The movement ends on E5 chord.
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What are the dynamics in Reich?
Remains constant throughout. Parts fade out in a number of places.
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