Reich

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When written/ or performed
1987
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Time Signature
3/2. Towards end of piece some parts go to 12/8 whilst others stay in 3/2, creating polymetre.
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Rhythm and Metre
Little rhythmic variety, most of piece made up of repeating patterns of quavers, Frequent syncopation
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Tempo
192 crotchets per minute
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Dynamics
Fairly constant throughout. Some parts gradually fade out in places
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Instrumentation
For live guitar, accompanied by 7 guitars and 2 bass guitars that have been pre-recorded
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Tonality and Harmony
Largely in G major, however some shorter sections towards end in E flat major. Entirely diatonic. Uses hexatonic scales. Conventional harmonic progressions not used
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Structure
3 layers built up. 1st layer-syncopated quaver motif played by live guitar and 4 pre-recorded guitars. 2. new syncopated quaver motif introduced by basses. 3. more sustained motif starts, first played by guitar then moving to other instruments.
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Melody
Melody made up of a one-bar motif that is repeated to create ostinato.
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Texture
Contrapuntal
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Card 2

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Time Signature

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3/2. Towards end of piece some parts go to 12/8 whilst others stay in 3/2, creating polymetre.

Card 3

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Rhythm and Metre

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Card 4

Front

Tempo

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Card 5

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Dynamics

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