Flashcards in Picasso Suite Deck (16)
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.
date of composition
Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra
adapted from music for a television program on the life of Picasso
lute, oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet, strings, two percussionists, piano, celesta
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)
8.Arcadia - Faun with a Flute - Innocence
Describe the opening of Paris 1900 - a snapshot
opens with a trombone glissando and a snappy ragtime meolody played by the trumpet and trombone
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
what's unique about the ending of Paris 1900?
it is marked accelerando and speeds up rather than slowing down
describe the rhythm of Paris 1900.
short, symmetrical phrases feature syncopated rhythms. It is marked Allegro in 4/4 time!
In Arcadia- Faun with Flute - Innocence, what is the melody derived from?
a simple Spanish folk song
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.
Describe the opening of Arcadia-Faun with a Flute-Innocence
solo glockenspiel opens the movement with a music-box like theme.