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Test Monday Vivaldi- four seasons 1/13 (only strings) Handel- Messiah “hallelujah”, chorus (singing) Bach- Fugue in g minor Mozart- Eine Kliene Nachtmusik, III Mozart- symphony no. 25 Beethoven- symphony no. 5. Know form, genre, and style period Classical era (1750-1815) Musical Characteristics Natural simplicity and pleasing variety Flexible rhythm and dynamics Melody- tuneful, simple, symmetrical, pleasing Homophonic texture Woodwinds, brass,and percussion added to orchestra, no Harpsichord Form Lots of short repeating sections Clear separations of sections Most piece have several movements o 3-4 most common o each movement has internal form as well pieces becoming longer- need form to organize Minuet and trio – another type of form Originally a type of dance
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Unformatted text preview: • Holdover from the baroque • Music sounds dance lik, meter of three, moderate tempo • Trio refers to contrasting middle section o Originally played by only three people • Mozart – “Eine Kleine nachtmusic” mv III o Disjunct o Serenade- small group, backup for aristocrats party Symphony • Important genre o Four movements for orchestra • Starts out in Italy – spread through Europe by mid 1700’s I. fast II. slow III. dance IV. fast Symphony • important genre • four movements, for orchestra • starts out in italy- spread through Europe by miod 1700’s Sonata Form-• typical form of movement I • longest, most important movement of symphony • build in contrast between themes...
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2008 for the course EMUS 1832 taught by Professor Nunez,dani during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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