Music for a While

What is the metre?
4/4 - quadruple time
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When is dissonance used to create word painting?
On the word 'pain' dissonance makes it sound uneasy and harsh.
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What is the key of the piece?
A minor
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What does Tierce de Picarde mean?
A piece that starts minor and ends major
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What is the texture of the piece?
Melody and accompaniment - melody - dominated homophony
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Name 3 feautures of the ground bass in this piece
It is 3 bars long, it finishes on chord V sounding incomplete but when it repeats it makes a perfect cadence with the 1st chord of the repeated strain being chord I, it makes use of semitone intervals and it is entirely made up of quaver rhythms.
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What is a ground bass?
A short recurring melodic pattern in the bass part that tacts as the principal structural element, while other melodic parts above change.
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What ornaments are used in both the soprano line and the right hand of the harpsichord?
Trills, appoggiaturas, grace notes, upper mordents and lower mordents
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"wond'ring" - describe how this word is sung
This word is melismatic. We can see the use of word painting here, many notes trailing along that appear to sound like a long journey.
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The vocal line is mainly syllabic or melismatic?
Mainly syllabic
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When is dissonance used to create word painting?

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On the word 'pain' dissonance makes it sound uneasy and harsh.

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What does Tierce de Picarde mean?

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What is the texture of the piece?

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