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Unformatted text preview: Ex: “The Moldeau” Bedrich Smetana Characteristics: Characteristics: Minor- dark sound => Major in 3 rd stanza theme starts in E minor moves • Word painting among G major, E major and back to peasant dance: lower and lower E minor registars nymphs in the moonlight: high As an example of musical nationalism, registar • Change in quality: High Register The Moldau illustrates musically the • Quadruple meter beauty of the Bohemian countryside and • Through composed the river. • Sounds like a dance song • 8 th stanza- recitative style Registar Repetition- “ my father my father”(higher and higher) Operatic style Dance like...
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2008 for the course MUS 15 taught by Professor Johnson during the Winter '07 term at UCSB.
- Winter '07