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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

"Wild Rider" - Schumann

This piece is very simple. The ternary form is as straightforward as they come... The first A section is expository - it exposes the only melody of the piece.

The B section is developmental - it presents the motivic material of the A section in a varied form - instead of a minor, pretty much the same melody is playd in F major.

The second A section has a terminative function, and not just because it is the last section. In addition to finishing the music, it "confirms and reinforces an established key" - it's back in a minor, as was the first section.

2 comments:

FluteBunny10 said...

I agree that it's really straightforward, but the third and final period is the same as the first so there's nothing different that would make it termanative.

Spoonaloompa said...

"In addition to finishing the music, it "confirms and reinforces an established key" - it's back in a minor, as was the first section. "