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Flashcards in Music For A While Deck (10):
1

What is the tonality?

-minor
-A minor
- Section B is C major
- modulations
-accidentals

2

What is the ground bass part like?

Very chromatic with lots of accidentals

3

What's the structure/form

Ternary form. Final section is extended with another repetition if shall all your cares beguile

4

What are the instruments?

-solo singer and continuo
-soprano
- basso continuo played by harpsichord, lute and bass viol

5

What are they dynamics like?

Non existent

6

What is the ground bass?

-a repeating melodic phrase in the bass part
- often chromatic
- 3 bars long (unusual for 4/4 time)
- continuous quavers-walking bass line
-played by harpsichord and bass viol

7

What are examples of word painting?

1) short notes sound like raindrops on drop
2) notes descend like rain
3) music stops for a quaver to emphasise dead
4) eternity is dragged out with melisma
5) tierce de picardie (change of key)

8

What is melisma?

More than one pitch per syllable

9

What are the 4 features?

-ground bass
-word painting
-melisma
-suspensions

10

What changes in the second A section?

-additional ornamentation, so singer shows of range
- final chord is arpeggiated