Flashcards in Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major Deck (50)
What is the structure of the movement?
Ternary (A B A)
What is the tonic key of the movement?
What type of work is the movement?
Which instruments are in the solo group (concertino)?
Flute, Violin & Harpsichord
Which instruments play the accompaniment (ripieno)?
Which instruments are in the string orchestra (ripieno)?
Violin, Viola, Cello & Double Bass
What is unusual about the instruments in the string orchestra?
1 violin instead of 2
What Italian term describes the tempo? What does this mean?
Allegro - fast/lively/quick
What is the metre of the movement?
Simple duple (2/4)
What rhythm that is played a lot in the movement makes it feel like a different metre?
What time signature does it often feel like?
6/8 - compound duple
What Baroque dance does the movement sound like?
Gigue (pronounced jig)
What is the opening interval of the main subject/theme played first by the solo violin?
Which instrument imitates the violin by playing the main subject/theme two bars later?
Describe the melodic movement of most of the movement.
Mostly stepwise/conjunct (notes next to each other)
Describe the texture at the start of the movement when the violin and flute are playing.
Which hand of the harpsichord plays the main subject/theme next (after the violin & flute)?
Which part enters after the violin, flute and left hand of the harpsichord?
Right hand of the harpsichord
Describe the texture between the left and right hand parts of the harpsichord at the start of the movement.
Describe the texture when the solos are all playing together (bars 11 - 28).
Identify two features of the harpsichord part that make it virtuosic.
Fast/rapid semiquaver movement and trills in both hands
What are the main rhythmic features of the music?
Mostly triplets, dotted rhythms with semiquaver movement
What is the overall texture of the movement?
What is unusual about the harpsichord in this Baroque Concerto?
It is a soloist rather than playing continuo
Which key does section A (bars 1 - 78) modulate briefly to on more than one occasion?
A major (dominant)
Name the cadence at the end of section A.
Perfect (in tonic/D major)
What key is section B (bars 79 - 232) in?
B minor (relative minor)
What does the bass part (left hand) of the harpsichord play at the start of section B to reinforce the key?
Tonic (B) pedal
Which solo instrument first plays the new (2nd) theme in section B?