Symphony No. 40

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  • Created on: 10-04-14 23:10
Which year was this piece written?
1788
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Where did Mozart intend the piece to be played?
In a large room of a stately home or a small concert hall
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How many movements are in this piece? Which one is this?
There are a total of 4 movements. This it the first of those 4.
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What is unusual about this piece?
No percussion, no trumpets and only one flute
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What is the form of this movement?
Sonata form
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What are the 3 sections of this form (in order)?
Exposition, Development, Recapitulation
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Which cadences finish this piece?
Perfect cadences
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What do the balanced phrases sound like?
Questions and answers
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The phrases are based on....
Scales
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The harmony is set in a key. Give the word for this.
Diatonic
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What is the metre of the piece?
4/4
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The tempo is 'Molto Allegro'. What does this mean?
Very fast
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What is used to create momentum and add interest to the piece?
Dotted rhythms and syncopation
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Which texture is mainly used?
Homophonic
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Describe the dynamic contrasts...
They are sudden
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Mozart uses which type of orchestra?
A chamber orchestra
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Which 2 keys are played by the horns?
G Minor and B flat Major
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Why are the horns in 2 different keys?
To maximise the number of notes they can play between them
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What is the role of the horns?
To play held or repeated notes in order to sustain harmonies
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