Robin Hood

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Who wrote the musical accompaniment to Robin Hood?
Eric Korngold
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What was Korngold highly adapt at using?
Various themes in different forms each time they were heard.
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What do his techniques include? (Name 3-4)
- Orchestrating according to the mood of the scene. - Cutting themes into smaller motifs which meant they could be repeated and developed in a flexible manner. - Linked themes melodically and rhythmically. - Links between themes/leitmotifs
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During the use of underscore the leitmotifs can undergo various developments, name 3?
Changing key, undergoing diminution/augmentation, new instrumentation and appear in combination.
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Where does the minor 9th in 'robin fighting' theme also feature?
Sir guy's theme - they are both fighting men and the fight between them is one of the most important elements of the story.
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Describe King Richard's theme
The opening 10 bars has a range of a 12th (moves into the high reg), Eb major, scalic movement with some large intervals and lyrical. Has the intense lyrical feel to indicate nobility.
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Describe the banqueting scene theme
Fussy chromatic harmonies - to suggest his artificial character and leadership
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Describe maid Marian's theme
Simple harmonisation - to suggest honest and beauty
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Describe the oppression theme
Expressive and in a minor key. Used later in alternation with the fight motif, when the black arrows are fired.
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How is the horseback chase, portrayed in the music?
Galloping dotted rhythms gives a consistent background in the sequence; this is maintained even when horses are not in the shot
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Give an example of how Korngold adapts the theme to fit dramatic situations
The oppression theme - slow, lamenting version of the oppression theme over a bass pedal as Marian is shown the homeless families.
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Various themes in different forms each time they were heard.

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During the use of underscore the leitmotifs can undergo various developments, name 3?

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Where does the minor 9th in 'robin fighting' theme also feature?

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