Musical Parameters

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MUSICAL PARAMETERS

Pitch:

consonanceFelix Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nocturne (MEB 2/10) dissonance Béla Bartók, String Quartett no. 4, mvt. 1

Melody:

conjunct10. Yıl Marşı
Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker (“Pas de Deux”) (MEB 1/5) Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 1, mvt. iv (MEB 1/11) disjunctIstiklal Marşı
Claude Debussy, Golliwog’s Cakewalk (MEB 1/51) Stockhausen, Klavierstück V

Harmony:

diatonicWolfgang A. Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21, in C,mvt. ii (MEB 1/4) chromaticFryderyk Chopin, Prelude in F minor, Op. 28 No. 18

Texture:

MonophonicHildegard of Bingen, Columbia aspexit (L 1/8)

HomophonicWolfgang A. Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21, in C,mvt. ii (MEB 1/4) Ludwig van Beethoven, The Ruins of Athens, “Turkish March” (MEB 1/9) Polyphonic, imitativeJohann Sebastian Bach, The Art of Fugue, Contrapuntcus 1

Polyphonic, nonimitativeSergey Prokofiev, Montagues and Capulets, Dance of the Knights- Mid-section

combination of textural types: Georges Bizet, L’Arlésienne Suite, “Farandole” LISTENING EXERCISE

Tonality:

MajorM.-A. Charpentier, Te Deum ‘100/2’ IV/1
Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto, Op. 35, mvt. i ‘100/2’ IV/16 MinorVivaldi, Le quattro stagioni: No. 2 (L’estate), mvt. iii ‘100/2’ IV/11 Fryderyk Chopin, Prelude in E minor, Op. 28 No. 4

Articulation:

LegatoPyotr I. Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, “Pas de Deux” (MEB 1/5) Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 1, mvt. iv (MEB 1/11)

StaccatoDmitry Shostakovich, “Music Box Waltz” (MEB 2/20)
Léo Delibes, Sylvia, “Pizzicato” (MEB 1/66)

combination Sergey Prokofiev, Violin Concerto in G, mvt. ii (MEB 1/12)

TIMBRE: The tone “color” of a given instrument

THEME: A melody, a musical idea.

DYNAMICS: The “volume” or “intensity” of a given music passage. Could...
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