GCSE MUSIC REVISION

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FEATURES OF CLASSSICAL MUSIC
melody dominated textures, exploration of contrast (dynamics, melody,key) balanced/periodic phrasing, graceful melodies
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TEXTURE
mainly melody dominate HOMOPHONY with some exploration of POLYPHONY. Imitation, pedal and canon used. 1st and 2nd violins play in octives in unison.
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INSTRUMENTATION
FAIRLY SMALL ORCHESTRA. No percussion, no trumpets and clarinets are added in revised version. classical orchestra. Only brass instrument is french horn.
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MELODY
1ST SUBJECT- molto allegro, p, G minor, starts with ANACRUSIS (weak beat of bar) violoins play descending sequence. 2ND SUBJECT- PATHETIQUE (melencholy), chromaticism, Bb MAjor, strings and woodwind. AUGMENTATION is used. Melody is stepwise with leap
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TONALITY AND HARMONY
Opens in G minor, moves to Bb major. Developement section modulates through 7 Keys and returns to G minor for recapitulation. OBOES and BASSOONS provide harmonic filling or play sustained chords
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RHYTHM AND TEMPO
MOLTO ALLEGO (very fast) 4/4 time signiture- easy pulse to follow.
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STRUCTURE
SONATA FORM: EXPOSITION: starts in G minor (1st subject), modulates to Bb major. DEVELOPMENT: 7 modulations, chromatic harmonies, different keys. RECAPITULATION: repeats theme of 1st subject. returns to G minor after 2nd subject. Ends with a coda
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mainly melody dominate HOMOPHONY with some exploration of POLYPHONY. Imitation, pedal and canon used. 1st and 2nd violins play in octives in unison.

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FAIRLY SMALL ORCHESTRA. No percussion, no trumpets and clarinets are added in revised version. classical orchestra. Only brass instrument is french horn.

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1ST SUBJECT- molto allegro, p, G minor, starts with ANACRUSIS (weak beat of bar) violoins play descending sequence. 2ND SUBJECT- PATHETIQUE (melencholy), chromaticism, Bb MAjor, strings and woodwind. AUGMENTATION is used. Melody is stepwise with leap

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Opens in G minor, moves to Bb major. Developement section modulates through 7 Keys and returns to G minor for recapitulation. OBOES and BASSOONS provide harmonic filling or play sustained chords

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