Something's Coming - Bernstein

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Something's Coming - Bernstein
1 Background: 1957; musical theatre; combines music,drama and dance.
2 Dynamics: pianissimo to begin; dramatic change to forte; changes between f and pp - helps to create excitement.
3 Rhythm and metre: 3/4 to start; changes between 3/4 and 2/4; cross rhythms and syncopation; fast tempo.
4 Structure: strophic with introduction; much repetition of ideas.
5 Melody: 4 ideas. Idea 1: short repeated phrase. Idea 2: repeated notes. Idea 3: accented crotchets. Idea 4: uses triplets. Syllabic text setting.
6 Instruments: tenor voice; large orchestra.
7 Tonality: D major; shifts to C major.
8 Tecture: mostly homophonic; sparse accompaniment.
9 Harmony: discordant harmony; tritone clash between voice and accompaniment.
10 Revolutionary: based on tragedy; long dance scenes; mixture of classical and jazz styles; focus on social problems of the time.

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