Bernstein: 'Something's Coming' West Side Story

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Bernstein: 'Something's Coming' West Side Story
1 Instrumentation
1.1 It's for a solo tenor
1.2 the band is made up
1.2.1 Woodwind
1.2.2 Brass
1.2.3 Perucssion
1.2.4 String
1.3 the accompaniment uses:
1.3.1 Quiet dynamics
1.3.2 Soft timbres
1.3.3 Homophnic texture
2 Structure
2.1 1) It starts quiet, syncipated openong theme
2.2 2) it loud, strident theme in 2/4
2.3 3) The lyrical, solw - moving theme
3 Tempo
3.1 the fast tempo
4 Metre
4.1 Change 3/4 and 2/4
5 Rhythm
5.1 the accompaniment is made up:
5.1.1 cross beat chords
5.1.2 on beat bass part
5.1.3 cross rhythm
6 Harmony
6.1 It is in D major
6.2 two contrasting sections in C Major
6.3 it has a jazz - influenced
6.3.1 with a frequent 7th chords
7 Texture
7.1 it is homophonice
7.2 three main ides in accompaniment:
7.2.1 repeated riff that opens the song
7.2.2 short, mainly syncopated chords
7.2.3 fast, um - cha acccompaniment
8 about the something coming
8.1 It was composed in 1957
8.1.1 the musical is based on a Romeo and Juliet play

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