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Monday, February 14, 2005

"Wild Rider" by Robert Schumann, Opus 68, No. 8

“Wild Rider” by Robert Schumann – Opus 68, No. 8

This piece is in ternary form, with an A section that repeats, a B section, and a recapitulation of the A section. The A section is expository and is in the key of A minor. This section is a parallel symmetrical period, with two phrases, a and b, each four measures long. The antecedent phrase ends on a half cadence, and the consequent ends on a PAC.

The B section is a developmental section, in that it modulates the original melodic motive to F Major and moves it to the bass clef. This section is also a parallel symmetrical period with two phrases that end on a HC and a PAC, respectively. The repeated A section is exactly like the first A section, with no interpolation or cadential extension.

3 comments:

Julia MacDonald said...

Very straight to the point. I admire your "no bullshit" approach. =)

Spoonaloompa said...

I would add (and I did) that the second a section is terminative. Even though it's the same music as the first time it's played, it has a different function. In the beginning, it's exposing new material - in the end, it's recapping the material and ending the piece.

jendpu said...

Very well said,but i would also add that the last section is terminative, ending out the piece