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1

What is the structure of the movement?

Ternary (A B A)

2

What is the tonic key of the movement?

D major

3

What type of work is the movement?

Concerto Grosso

4

Which instruments are in the solo group (concertino)?

Flute, Violin & Harpsichord

5

Which instruments play the accompaniment (ripieno)?

String Orchestra

6

Which instruments are in the string orchestra (ripieno)?

Violin, Viola, Cello & Double Bass

7

What is unusual about the instruments in the string orchestra?

1 violin instead of 2

8

What Italian term describes the tempo? What does this mean?

Allegro - fast/lively/quick

9

What is the metre of the movement?

Simple duple (2/4)

10

What rhythm that is played a lot in the movement makes it feel like a different metre?

Triplets

11

What time signature does it often feel like?

6/8 - compound duple

12

What Baroque dance does the movement sound like?

Gigue (pronounced jig)

13

What is the opening interval of the main subject/theme played first by the solo violin?

4th

14

Which instrument imitates the violin by playing the main subject/theme two bars later?

Solo flute

15

Describe the melodic movement of most of the movement.

Mostly stepwise/conjunct (notes next to each other)

16

Describe the texture at the start of the movement when the violin and flute are playing.

Two-part imitation

17

Which hand of the harpsichord plays the main subject/theme next (after the violin & flute)?

Left hand

18

Which part enters after the violin, flute and left hand of the harpsichord?

Right hand of the harpsichord

19

Describe the texture between the left and right hand parts of the harpsichord at the start of the movement.

Two-part counterpoint

20

Describe the texture when the solos are all playing together (bars 11 - 28).

Four-part counterpoint

21

Identify two features of the harpsichord part that make it virtuosic.

Fast/rapid semiquaver movement and trills in both hands

22

What are the main rhythmic features of the music?

Mostly triplets, dotted rhythms with semiquaver movement

23

What is the overall texture of the movement?

Polyphonic/contrapuntal

24

What is unusual about the harpsichord in this Baroque Concerto?

It is a soloist rather than playing continuo

25

Which key does section A (bars 1 - 78) modulate briefly to on more than one occasion?

A major (dominant)

26

Name the cadence at the end of section A.

Perfect (in tonic/D major)

27

What key is section B (bars 79 - 232) in?

B minor (relative minor)

28

What does the bass part (left hand) of the harpsichord play at the start of section B to reinforce the key?

Tonic (B) pedal

29

Which solo instrument first plays the new (2nd) theme in section B?

Flute

30

The solo flute & violin sometimes play together in harmony. What interval is between the two parts?

Third (e.g. bars 107 - 117)