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Brittany Throneberry Unit 1: Reflections Reflection CD 1 Composer: Scott Joplin, “Maple Leave Rag” Musical Elements: This piece has an allegro tempo that consists of lively uneven syncopated rhythms. These rhythms give the listener feelings of excitement and happiness. The song continues to play in duple meter as the melody begins to repeat again. Style: Ragtime Comments: This song reminds me of a Tom and Jerry, cat and mouse, chase! It is very back and forth but also exhibits the kind of joy and happiness that children feel when they hear the ice cream truck on a hot day! This was very enjoyable to listen to. Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov, “Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini” Musical Elements: The piano starts in duple meter when it is interrupted by the loud orchestra with syncopated accents. The music stops and then when it continues the piano takes center stage with no meter. The orchestra comes back in and begins a slow triple meter. It continues ritardando and the begins to get faster and faster. Style: Concerto Classical Comments: This piece seems chaotic in the beginning but then becomes clear before the one-minute mark after the pause. From f piano in the beginning to being overpowered by the full orchestra at ff. After the brief pause, the piano comes in with a more organized tempo and flow. Later the strings start and are following the direction of the piano, then at the end the orchestra takes over once again.
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Composer SCHUBERT, from Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished) p. 13 DVD 12 Musical Elements: Very soft and slow pp at first with bass, speeds up with woodwinds and violins playing a crescendo up to mf, french horns start for just a few bars. Flutes and other higher octave instruments are added later with the thunderous boom of the timpani. The bottom drops out around the one- minute mark. Then the french horns start with the cellos to play a smooth melody in a new tempo. The song stays in p for a while then goes directly to ff then back down to a lower pitch towards the end.
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  • Summer '09
  • DALE
  • Music, Beethoven, MUSICAL ELEMENTS

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