Qui sedes ad dexteram patris

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Context: What is Vivaldi's Gloria?
Oratorio
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Melody: Is the melody in the Ritornello conjunct or disjunct?
Conjunct
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Where is the rising and falling motif? Where else does it occur?
Bars 4-5 and 29-31
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Melody: What is in bars 8-13? Is it rising or falling at the start?
A sequential passage that starts will a falling sequence
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Melody: What do the instrumental sections allow?
It allows the voice to have a break
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Melody: Is the vocal melody conjunct or disjunct? What are the intervals?
The vocal melody is disjunct and it is an interval of a 4th
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Melody: Which word has the most melisma?
Miserere
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Melody: In the 2nd episode, which of the two first phrases is melismatic and which is syllabic?
The first phrase is mainly syllabic and the second phrase is mainly melismatic
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Texture: The Violins, Alto voice and Basso continuo form a...
3 part texture
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Texture: When do the Violin and Viola play in unison?
Bars 4-5
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Texture: What is the texture at the beginning?
Homophonic
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Texture: Who plays the main melody in the Ritornello section?
The Strings play the main melody and are accompanied by the Basso continuo
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Rhythm: What does the main motif consist of?
It consists of 2 semiquavers and 2 quavers
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Rhythm: What are there lots of?
Semiquaver passages
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Rhythm: What is the time signature?
Simple triple time - 3/8
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Rhythm: Where are examples of syncopated rhythms?
Bar 10 and bar 12
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Rhythm: Where is some use of hemiola rhythms?
Bar 20-21 3/8 feels like 3/4
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Harmony/Tonality: What key does the piece start in?
B minor
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Harmony/Tonality: Where are there cadences to confirm the key of the piece?
Bars 2-3
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Harmony/Tonality: What is an example of a complex chord?
A Neapolitan chord - chord based upon the flattened supertonic in 1st inversion
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Harmony/Tonality: Where is an example of chromaticism?
C natural in bar 18
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Harmony/Tonality: Where doe the piece start to move to the dominant?
Bar 52 - It moves to F# minor (dominant)
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Harmony/Tonality: Does the 2nd episode stay in the dominant or move to another key?
It starts in F# minor but moves to E minor (sub-dominant) at the end
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Harmony/Tonality: What key is the 3rd episode in?
Starts in E minor but moves to D major (relative major of B minor)
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Harmony/Tonality: What key is the 4th episode in?
B minor but has some chromaticism such as G# in bar 112
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Harmony/Tonality: What key is the final Ritornello in?
B minor
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Harmony/Tonality: What sort of cadence is at the end?
Perfect cadence in B minor
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Structure: What is the structure?
Ritornello section - 1-27, 1st episode - 28-58, short Ritornello - 58 (beat 3)-64, 2nd episode - 65-80, short Ritornello - 80 (beat 3)-84, 3rd episode - 85-92, short Ritornello - 92 (beat 3)-97, 4th episode - 97-131, final Ritornello - 131-end
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Melody: Is the melody in the Ritornello conjunct or disjunct?

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Conjunct

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Where is the rising and falling motif? Where else does it occur?

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Card 4

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Melody: What is in bars 8-13? Is it rising or falling at the start?

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Melody: What do the instrumental sections allow?

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