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Haydn Symphony No. 26- Performing Forces
Borderline between chamber and orchesteral music, string dominated, idiomatic writing, with 'cembalo' bass line. Written for 2 violins, viola, 'cello, double bassm 2 oboes, bassoon and 2 horns in D
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Holborne Pavane and Galliard- Performing Forces
A consort of 5 instruments; viols, strings or wind instruments, for home performance. It is suggested the use of a 'chest of viols'. Viols have 6 strings tuned in different ways with a curving bow.
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Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor- Performing Forces
Chamber music, piano and string quartet. Large ranges (e.g. 1st violin 3 1/2 8ves), bar 150 holding highest note for violin, viola and 'cello. Idiomatic writing, virtuosic and exploiting ranges and techniques (e.g. double stopping in bar 18)
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Bach Partita No. 4 in D- Perforing Forces
No specified instrumentation, but harpsichord is regularly used. Could be played on something smaller apart from the low A in the penultimate bar.
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Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue in A- Performing Forces
Piano, with frequent directions including dynamics, tempo changes (rit, bar 26 of Prelude), Allegro poco Moderato, metronome markings (e.g. dotted crochet= 76 and quaver=quaver bar 25). sustain pedals, music lies well under the hands, arpegiaic
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Duke Ellington, Black and Tan Fantasy- Performing Forces
Line up of piano, trumpets, trombone, alto saxophones, clarinet, banjo, bass and makeshift drums. Use of 'jungle style', complex techniques e.g. long trumpet note, 'horse whinney' and slides. 10 instruments divided into reeds, brass and rhythm.
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Haydn Symphony No. 26- Texture
Lots of double stopping, 2 part counterpoints at beginning, Mel-dom-hom and homorhythmic at bar 9-12, heterophonic bar 26, fuller texture at important moments, e.g. last bars of exposition. CODA has antiphonal exchange between strings and wind.
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Holborne Pavane and Galliard- Texture
5 part polyphony with imitation between parts, e.g. bar 1 bt. 2, bar 4 bt. 2 and bar 5 bt. 2 each imitate the previous. The five note figure in bar 1 of Galliard is followed by similar imitative entries in a fugal style, less imitation for 2nd strain
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Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor- Performing Forces
6 textures inc. 2 hands on piano, sudden changes of texture e.g. monophonic opening
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Holborne Pavane and Galliard- Performing Forces

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A consort of 5 instruments; viols, strings or wind instruments, for home performance. It is suggested the use of a 'chest of viols'. Viols have 6 strings tuned in different ways with a curving bow.

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Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor- Performing Forces

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Bach Partita No. 4 in D- Perforing Forces

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Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue in A- Performing Forces

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