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Monday, February 14, 2005

Schumann, "Carnaval," Op. 9 No. 4, "Valse noble"

The first eight bars of this song clearly serve as an expository function. It has clear cadences that show a period and is repeated.

I guess the next set of sixteen bars (two identical eight bar periods) has to have a transitional function since it is completely different from the expository section.

The next eight bars after this are a development of the main theme because it is similar to the main theme but has different dynamics, lack of doubled octaves in the melody and a little embellishment.

The final eight bars is extremely similar to the first eight bars, but has a clearer cadence at the end so this period has a terminative function in showing the listener that the song is really over.

I hope I wasn't supposed to say anything more than this. Just following directions.

2 comments:

Queen_Neopolitan said...

ok Mr. Luxury Yacht-- here's my question. If the B section is transitory...where is it going? I couldn't point out a definite destination. but that's because I looked at A prime as transitory. (check out the blog to see my inner dialogue when trying to figure it out)(perhaps i'm way off the mark)

anyway...you structure makes sense with the A prime being developmental, I just don't know where the transitory is going. Or maybe it's leading to the developmental...hmmm.

Kaberle said...

Good job..i see that we saw the piece in a similar way...later..