GCSE Edexcel Music Something's Coming

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1957
Date West Side Story first came out
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West Side Story
Musical it comes from
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Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare plays West Side Story is based on
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Homophonic
Texture of the piece
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Jazz
Pulls on music and harmony on 20th Century classical and which other musical style
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Tritone
Augmented 4th intervals - jazz feature
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Cross rhythms
Where the treble line plays a different and contrasting rhythm to the bass line
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Push rhythms
Where a note is played slightly before the beat, normally with a rest in front
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Syllabic
The word setting is mainly _______
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1st
Theme beginning with 'Could be'
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2nd
Theme beginning with 'It may come cannonballing'
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3rd
Theme beginning with 'Around the corner'
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Accompaniment is quieter and lower
How the solo voice isn't overpowered
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Tenor
The solo voice
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pp
The dynamic marking for the 1st theme
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f
The dynamic marking for the 2nd theme
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D major
The key of the piece
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C major
The contrasting sections are in this key
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Crescendo
Gradually getting louder
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>
Sign to show an accented beat
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Optimism
The major tonality, syncopation and unresolved chord at the end creates a feeling of ______
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Triplets
Where 3 notes are played in one beat
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Soft timbres
Muted trumpets and pizzicato strings are examples of ________
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Diminuendo
Gradually getting quieter
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3rd theme
The lyrical, slow moving theme
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Um-cha
The rhythm in the middle part of the song, beginning on the long 'me'
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Flattened 7th
A jazz feature used on the words 'wait' and 'latch', and the last note
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ppp
Dynamic marking on the return of the 1st theme
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Tremolo
Quick repetition of notes
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Staccato
Short and detatched notes, mainly played in the bass line
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Unresolved
The flattened 7th on the last sung note creates an _________ chord
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Tonal, but with jazz influence
The harmony can be described as...
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Flattened sevenths and added note chords
Jazz influences
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3/4
Time signature
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Fast 176bpm
Tempo
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Repeated riffs
The accompaniment plays a lot of ...
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Syncopation
Notes played off the beat
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Musical it comes from

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West Side Story

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Shakespeare plays West Side Story is based on

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Texture of the piece

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Card 5

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Pulls on music and harmony on 20th Century classical and which other musical style

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