Flashcards in Music For A While Deck (10):
What is the tonality?
- Section B is C major
What is the ground bass part like?
Very chromatic with lots of accidentals
What's the structure/form
Ternary form. Final section is extended with another repetition if shall all your cares beguile
What are the instruments?
-solo singer and continuo
- basso continuo played by harpsichord, lute and bass viol
What are they dynamics like?
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
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)
What is melisma?
More than one pitch per syllable
What are the 4 features?