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Musc. 142 Notes

Musc. 142 Notes - dances for Don Jose 6 Bugles light...

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Terms: 1. Habanera- Dance of Cuban origin. Also associated with the Cabaret. Strophic form with dotted rhythm and chromatic melodies. (very folkloric) 2. Seguidilla- fast paced triple meter dance. Spanish origin. (very folkloric) 3. Arioso- style of solo operatic singing between recitative and aria. Follows the elements of normal speech but is highly melodic. (Micaela in Act I) 4. Bel Canto- high-class opera. Literally means “Beautiful Singing” Italian origin. (Micaela in Acts I, IV) 5. Castanets- finger symbols. Associated with gypsy music. (Act II)(used when Carmen
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Unformatted text preview: dances for Don Jose) 6. Bugles- light trumpets. Associated with military music. (Act II)(associated with Don Jose) 7. Entr’acte- Interlude between acts. Instruments only without dialects. 8. Fate Motive- played by English horn in Act II when Don Jose had to leave and promised to return. Carmen is a strong believer in fate. 9. Couplet- two successive lines in the toreador song that are in some ways parallel. (lines of rhyming poetry, toreador song)...
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