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In Picasso Suite, Somers depicts _________________________. In his preface to the score, Somer's explained: "It is a work which does not ______________....... I call the suite '_______' without apology or defence.

In Picasso suite somer's depicts some of the artistic style periods of Pablo Picasso. In his preface to the score, Somers explained: "It is a work which does not make excessive technical demands on the performer. I call the suite 'light music' without apology or defence.

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Genre

orchestral music

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date of composition

1964

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Commissioned by

Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra

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Source

adapted from music for a television program on the life of Picasso

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Structure

nine movements

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performing orces

lute, oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet, strings, two percussionists, piano, celesta

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name the titles of some of the movements, including the ones we are studying.

1. Paris 1900 - a snapshot
2. Blue Period
3. Circus (the Rose period)
4. Cubism
5. Neo-classic
8.Arcadia - Faun with a Flute - Innocence
9. Codetta

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Describe the opening of Paris 1900 - a snapshot

opens with a trombone glissando and a snappy ragtime meolody played by the trumpet and trombone

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what are some special touches added to Paris 1900?

piano and percussion parts are improvised over a pizicato bass. A siren, whistle and triangle add color

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what's unique about the ending of Paris 1900?

it is marked accelerando and speeds up rather than slowing down

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describe the rhythm of Paris 1900.

short, symmetrical phrases feature syncopated rhythms. It is marked Allegro in 4/4 time!

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In Arcadia- Faun with Flute - Innocence, what is the melody derived from?

a simple Spanish folk song

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Describe the mood of Arcadia- Faun with a Flute - Innocence and how the music creates the mood.

the music is in 3/4 time and creates a delicate waltz. The reflective, mystical, enchanting mood matches the mythical influences first found in Picasso's work in his late neo-classical period.

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Describe the opening of Arcadia-Faun with a Flute-Innocence

solo glockenspiel opens the movement with a music-box like theme.

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which instruments close the movement Arcadia-Faun with a Flute - Innocence?

the glockenspiel and celesta close, maintaining the serene mood.