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1

Key

Atonic (can’t tell key)

2

Melody

Uses leitmotifs
Unlimited theme - most important melody
First seven notes from ‘somewhere over the rainbow’

3

Intervals

Perfect fourths and perfect fifths - strong, assertive main melody

4

Structure

Extended:
Dialogue 1 - verse 1 - chorus - link - verse 2 - chorus - dialogue 2 - bridge 1 - chorus 3 - link 2m- revised intro - vamp - bridge 2 - chorus 4 - coda

5

Articulation

Full range - marcato stabbed chords (very accented) to legato (long)
Three one ostinato - staccato

6

Dynamics

Full range - fortissimo to pianissimo

7

Texture

Full range:
Starts homophonic with monophonic lines
Then MDH
The polyphonic for chorus

8

Colla voce

Voice sings freely and instruments follow
At beginning - metric ambiguity - switched between 3/2 and 2/2

9

Harmony/Tonality

Begins with alienated tonality - shifting harmonies
Major and minor harmonies used throughout
Augmented chords (raised fifths)
Half diminished chords (half flattened)
Bi tonal - two keys at the same time
Suspension - note stays same but chord moves

10

Time signature

2/2 then 4/4

11

Rhythm and metre

Syncopated melody - rubato
Alternates between slow chord accompaniments and driving quaver rhythms

12

Instrumentation

Classical orchestra + popular instruments (electric guitar, drums, synth sounds of keyboards, percussion)
Overdrive - electrically manipulate

13

Beginning

Arguing:
call and response,
chromatic harmony (semitone intervals),
spoken notes,
metric shifts,
stab chords

14

Bar 58 ‘down’

Descending pitch
Word painting

15

Coda

Minor - B minor
Polytonal chords - more than 1 key
Whole tone scale - chords move by tone intervals