Musical Analysis for Oh What a Beautiful Morning for AoS 2

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What is the key?
E major
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What is the tempo?
Moderate waltz tempo
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What voice sings it?
Male tenor
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What is the texture in the opening?
Monophonic
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What is the main texture throughout the song?
Homophonic
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Which family of instruments have polyphonic interjections in the first chorus?
Woodwind
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What interval separates the notes on the downbeat of the bar?
Octaves
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What happens at the ends of verses?
Rit. (slowing down)
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Is there a small or large orchestral accompaniment?
Small
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Which family of instruments reinforce the melody?
Strings
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What sort of feeling is there in verses two and three?
Fairground feel
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What is the metre?
3/4
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What is the rhythm of the accompaniment?
Um - cha - cha
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Even 'what' are in the vocal line?
Crotchets
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Do long or short notes finish phrases?
Long
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What note value features prominently in the accompaniment?
Quavers
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What is the structure?
Strophic (verse/chorus)
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What is the dynamic range?
pp to mf
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Which is louder, the choruses or the verses?
The choruses
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What is there always on the word 'beautiful'?
Ascending E major arpeggio
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On what word is there a flattened seventh?
Morning
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What melodic feature is on 'ev'rything's going my way'?
Descending arpeggio sequence
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What is the melody like in verses?
Conjunct
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What is the accompaniment based on?
Broken chords
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What happens to the bassline on 'looks like it's climbin' clear up to the sky'?
Ascends chromatically
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Which chords does it mainly use?
I, IV, V and vi (primary triads and relative minor)
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What type cadences finish the verses?
Imperfect
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What type of cadences finish the choruses and the coda?
Perfect
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What is the word setting?
Syllabic
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How long are the verses?
16 bars
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How long are the choruses?
16 bars
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What is the melodic movement in the verses?
Stepwise
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What is the melodic movement in the choruses?
Triadic
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What is the tempo?

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Moderate waltz tempo

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What voice sings it?

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Card 4

Front

What is the texture in the opening?

Back

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What is the main texture throughout the song?

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