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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

"menuet in E Major" by Bach

I really thought this piece was very beautiful. The beginning started out sounding like a half cadence every two measures... The phrases are symmetric, and the repeated sections after the 1st and 3rd phrases were interesting, because it allowed for smoother transitions. The second phrases starts up a 5th, and the 1st and 2nd phrases were contrasting. I feel that the middle part was very transitional, and that the 3rd phrase was kind of a rephrasing of the 1st phrase.

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