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Who wrote Morning Mood?
Grieg
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What is it from ?
PEER GYNT SUITE
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What period is it from?
Romantic
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Give 3 reasons why.
1) It has motifs 2)Big Orchestrea 3)Major and Minor -contrasted dynamics 4 )Word Painting
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Who was the Libbretist of Morning Mood ?
Henrik Ibsen
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Where does it have Word painting?
there are trills on the flute - bird calls
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What type of melody does it have at the start?
Pentatonic
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What type of cadence is at the end?
Plagal
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What happens to the melody towards the middle?
It modulates - changes key
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What else is at the start?
a rising and falling motif
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What instruments are used?
FOCBHTTS
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Give 2 musical devices
1) Sequence 2) Imitation
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Name another technique used
downward arpeggios
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Who wrote the original Doctor Who theme?
RON GRAINER
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Who wrote the revised theme?
Murray Gold
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Where was it originally created?
BBC Radiophonic workshop
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How did they create sounds?
Keys scraping on piano strings
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What form is this piece?
Extended Ternary Form
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What tonality is the B section?
Major
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What mode is the A section?
the Phygarian mode
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What interval does the theme in the A section begin with?
a 9th
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What figure appears throughout?
A triplet figure
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How long is the ostinato?
4 bars
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Who wrote Cannon in D?
Pachelbel
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Is it from a longer work?
No
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What Period is it from?
Baroque
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Give 3 reasons
1)Terraced dynamics 2) Word Painting 3)Harpsichord
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What type of Cadence is throughout and at the end?
Perfect
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What are the chords?
The 3 main major ones and 2 main minors
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What is the tonality of the piece?
Major
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What are the instruments used?
1) Violin 2)Viola 3)'Cello 4)Harpsichord
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What is the Basso Continuo?
The part the 'cello and the harpsichord play
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What is the ground bass?
when the bass repeats the same pattern
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What interval is the theme played in ?
3rds
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How is the theme varied?
added semi-quavers
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Who wrote Run?
Snow Patrol
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What album is it from?
The Last Straw
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What Cadence is at the end?
Plagal
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What solo is there?
A lead guitar solo
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How is it played?
in octaves
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What instrument is added?
Keyboard
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when?
2nd half
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What is the tonality of the verse?
Minor
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What is the tonality of the chorus?
Major
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What is the melody of the verse?
pentatonic
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how does the guitar sound in the verse?
clean
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what happens in the 2nd verse?
1) A keyboard is added 2) the drums drop out for a while
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how is the guitar in the chorus?
distorted
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why?
word painting - light up
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what is the melody like in the chorus?
it is of a wider range
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What has increased ?
dynamics
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What has thickened?
texture
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Who wrote the Erl King?
Schubert
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Is it from a longer work?
no
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What period is it from ?
Romantic
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Give 3 reasons why
1) motifs 2) wordpainting 3)big orchestra 4)Contrast in dynamics
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How does the narrator sing?
A non stylised voice
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why?
to show he is not a character in the story
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What is the tonality when the narator sings?
it can be major or minor because he morphs into the tonality of the music at that time
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why?
his only job is to tell the story
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What type of piece is this?
LIED
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What's a Lied?
A german song with a piano accompaniment
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how is the piano played at the start?
in octaves
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where is there word painting?
1) when the piano plays a dance like rhythm for the erl kings daughterplaying 2) when there is a galloping horse
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When is the tonality minor?
1)when the child is frightened 2) when the erl king is fed up at the end 3) when the father gets worried near the end
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how is the child portrayed?
using the top range of his voice
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what does the child keep singing?
My father , my father
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what does this do each time?
rises
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showing what ?
the child is scared
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how is this effected near the end?
the child gets very weak near the end- isn't as highly pitched
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when is the tonality major?
1)when the father tries to be positive 2)when the erl king tries to convince the child to join him
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how is the father portrayed?
by using the bottom range of the singers voice
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how is the erl king portrayed?
the middle/ upper range of the singers voice
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why ?
To try and be on the same level as the child
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what is used everytime the Erl king enters?
a diminished chord
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Who wrote dies irae?
Jenkins
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what is it part of?
the requie,
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what period is it from?
the modern period
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give 3 reasons why
1)
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what is the unusual instrument used?
SHAKUHACHI
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what is it?
japanese flute
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What are the parts of the choir ?
Soprano - Alto - tenor - bass
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what do the sing?
latin text
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what sound do they make when they sing?
Homophonic and Polyphonic
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what instruments are used?
1) horns 2)Timpini 3)Harp 4) Strings 5)3 percussionists
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what theme is there?
Tuba Mirum theme
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What is the horn motif?
TWO QUAVER`
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How does the them sound?
driving and relentless
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how?
triplets on upper strings
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How are the instruments played?
1)using heavy accents 2) Syncopated sextuplet part
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what changes throughout
the key
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Who wrote Mars?
Holst
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What is it part of?
the PLANET SUITE
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What period is it from?
The Romantic Period
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Give 3 reasons why
1) Motifs 2) Word paining 3) Big orchestra 4) Contrast in dynamics
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What is the timing?
5/4
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What type of chords are used to represent anger or rage?
Dischords
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What type of intervals are at the end?
Bare 5ths
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How are the percussion instruments played?
timpani rolls
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What instruments are used?
FOCBHTTS
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What are the three drums?
1)Bass drum 2) snare drum 3) Timpani
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How are they played?
Col Legna
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What sound does the guitaar make?
clean
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How are the instruments played?
In Unison
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What is throughout?
An Ostinato
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What effect is there?
Fanfare
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What theme is there?
Military call theme
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Who wrote Movement 2 : Allegretto?
Beethoven
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What is it from?
Symphony No 7 in A
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What Period is it from?
Romantic
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Give 3 reasons why
1)motifs 2)Big Orchestra 3) word painting 4) Contrasts in dynamics
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What cadence is at the end?
Plagal
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What instruments are used?
FOCBHHTS
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Give 4 musical devices used
1)Ostinato 2) Syncopation 3) Tonic Pedal 4) Fugal passage
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What else does it have?
Persistent quaver triplets
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What happens to the triplets?
they create a downward scale
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Who wrote the Davy Jones Theme?
Zimmer
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What is it part of?
the music from the film "pirates of the Caribbean: dead man's chest"
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What interval is the diminished chord?
7th
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How do the choir voices sing?
in unison
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What types of instruments are there?
Orchestral and Synthesised
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What is the tonality of the piece?
Modal
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Name a theme in this piece
the music box theme
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what key is it in ?
D minor
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give 2 musical devices used
1)Inverted Tonic Pedal 2)Bass Drum Rhytmic Ostinato
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What type of word painting is there?
low strings to mystify darkness
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Who wrote "there were shepherds " , "And suddenly" and "glory to god"?
Handel
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What are they part of?
The Messiah
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What is the main string instrument?
The Harpsichord
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How is this played?
By using semi quavers in an arpeggio and dotted rhythms
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Name 2 musical devices
1) Basso Continuo 2) Tonic Pedal
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What are there sudden changes in ?
Louds and Softs
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What is the vocal of the pieces like?
A recititive secco - unaccompanied or a recititative stromentato - accompanied
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What Sound do they make?
Homophonic
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How do the vocalists sing?
in counterpoint
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What musical device is used?
Colouratura - Mellisima
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Who Wrote one short day?
Schwartz
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What is it from ?
Wicked
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What instrumentation is there?
Orchestrial and Rock band
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How are the instruments played?
Staccato
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What type of figure is there?
A triplet crotchet figure
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Name 2 musical devices
Syncopation and Augmentation
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What theme is there?
Wizomania Theme
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What does the theme use?
A glissando
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What type of singers are there?
2sopranos
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What interval do they harmoise on ?
3rds
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When do the choir sing?
for the theme
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How does the choir sing?
In counterpoint
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Who wrote what is this feeling?
Schwartz
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What is it from ?
Wicked
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What is the instrumentaion like ?
orchestrial and rock band
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name 5 musical devices used
1) pedal 2)sequence 3) syncopation 4) Augmentation 5) Ostinato
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What is the very loud chord at the end called ?
A SFORZANDO
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what are the 2 singers?
Sopranos
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What is the singing at the start descirbed as?
A recititive
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What is the theme?
Loathing theme
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What interval is it sang in ?
4ths
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What sound do the singers make?
Homophonic A Capella
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What musical device do they use?
Melisima
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Who wrote " Overture"?
Mendelssohn
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What is it part of ?
Mid summers night dream - Shakespere
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What Period is it from ?
Romantic
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Give 3 reasons why
1) Big orchesta 2) word painting 3) contrasts in majora and minor 4) motifs
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Name the 3 themes
1) Statley Love theme 2) Love theme 3 ) Fairy theme
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What type of overture is this?
A concert overture
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What does this mean?
It can be played without the rest of the production
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What type of form is this?
Sonata form
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What does this mean?
Exposition - Development - recapitulation
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What instrumenta are used?
FOCBHTTS
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What cadences are frequently used?
Plagal
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How is word painting used?
Character bottom changed into donkey - falling 9ths and 10ths
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Name 2 musical devices
1) Tonic Pedal 2) Pizzicato
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What interval is commonly played?
Bare 5ths
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What does the brass play?
Fanfares
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Who wrote "why do the nations so furiously rage together?"
Handel
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What is it part of?
Messiah
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What is the Messiah ?
An oratorio
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What period is this from?
Baroque
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Give 3 reasons why
1) word painting 2) Harpsichord 3) terraced dynamics
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How is the harpsichord played?
with semiquavers and triplet sequences for rage
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What type of piece is this?
AN ARIA
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What type of vocalist is the singer?
A Bass
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What does he use?
coloratura
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Who wrote in the hall of the mountain king ?
GRIEG
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What is it from ?
PEER GYNT SUITE
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What period is it from?
Romantic
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Give 3 reasons why
1) motifs 2) big orchestra 3) dischords 4) dynamic contrasts
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Who is the Libbretist ?
HENRIK IBSEN
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What instruments are used?
FOCBHHTS
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What do the chords sound like at the end?
Crashing off beats
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What device is this?
Syncopation
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How do the strings play at the start?
Pizzicato
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How is the Melody started?
By the 'Cello's and basses
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who repeats them?
The bassoons
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Then who?
the strings and woodwind
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what type if motif is at the start ?
rising and falling
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