Symphony No. 40 in G minor

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List the instruments used in this Set work.
French horn (x2, one in Bb, the other in G), flute (x1), oboe (x2), clarinet (x2 in Bb), bassoon (x2), violins (x2), viola, cello, double bass. Interestingly, there is no timpani in this set work.
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Why does this piece have two horns in different keys?
To cover key changes. We need two horns as they have a limited range. These horns are transposing instruments.
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Describe the sequence played by the violins in the opening melody.
The first four bars are repeated using a descending sequence. This also happens in the bridge.
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Where is chromaticism used?
In the second subject. (The melody moves in semitones - G, F#, F, E, Eb, D)
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Which key is the first subject in?
G minor.
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Which key is the second subject in?
Bb major. (The relative major.)
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Which structure does this set work follow?
Sonata from - this means that the piece is split into three main sections - Exposition, Development and Recapitulat`ion.
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Describe the exposition section.
Has 2 contrasting themes - the 1st subject is in G minor and the 2nd subject and the bridge are in Bb major.
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Describe the development section.
The themes go through lots of variations and by exploring different keys, instrumentation and dynamics. Mozart also develops the short rhythmic motifs from the 1st subject.
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Describe the recapitulation section.
The 1st subject, 2nd subject and bridge are all in G minor, ends with a coda.
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What does "Div." mean?
Divisi. This means that the instruments divide so one plays the top row of notes, and another plays the lower notes.
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What does "a2" mean?
Both instruments play.
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What does "1" mean?
One instrument plays.
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What does "Tutti" mean?
All instruments play.
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Which key does the development section start in?
F# minor, but explores lots of different keys.
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Is the harmony chromatic or diatonic?
Diatonic.
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What dies the low pedal note do?
Helps to establish the key.
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Which kind of cadence occurs very often in this piece?
Perfect.
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Is the melody in the 1st subject conjunct or disjunct?
Conjunct.
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Is the melody in the 2nd section conjunct or disjunct?
Mainly conjunct.
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Which subject does Mozart use to develop in the Development section?
1st.
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Why does this piece have two horns in different keys?

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To cover key changes. We need two horns as they have a limited range. These horns are transposing instruments.

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Describe the sequence played by the violins in the opening melody.

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Where is chromaticism used?

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Which key is the first subject in?

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