Peripetie

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Peripetie Context
1909- Five Orchestral Pieces- not connected to each other. Peripetie= sudden change of direction.Vienna. Expressionism.
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Peripetie Structure
Short- 5 sections, free rondo form (A developed), return of mood. Unified by recurring hexachord.
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Peripetie Tonality
Atonal. Hexachord and compliment use all 12 semitones.
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Peripetie Harmony
Hexachords and compliments built from 6 notes- sometimes used vertically. Dissonance. No functional harmony.
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Peripetie Rhythm and metre
Sehr rasch. Somewhat calmer. Expressive use of tempo. Aprox 100-108 bpm. Begins in and is mostly 3/4 with 2/4 and 4/4 bits. Cross-rhythms. Syncopation. Demisemis, minims.
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Peripetie Melody
Atonal. Fragmentation of melody. Varied through inversion and rhythmic augmentation. Klangfarbenmelodie. Extremes of register. Disjunct. Short, fragmented, distinct melodies. H and N.
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Peripetie Instruments
Large post- Romantic orch (quadruple woodwind, large brass, percussion (xylo, cymb, tam tam, bass drum) and strings). Full to sparse. Full pitch range. Techniques- glissando trombones, mutes, cymbal bowed and hit with mallet, arco, tremolo.
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Peripetie Dynamics
Extremes (fff and ppp) extreme contrasts- great number of dynamics and performance directions- (de)crescendi
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Peripetie Texture
Full orch to sparse. Monophony (clarinet), melody-dominated homophony, homophony, homorhythmic, polyphonic. Klangfarbenmelodie.
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Peripetie Structure

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Short- 5 sections, free rondo form (A developed), return of mood. Unified by recurring hexachord.

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