mm. 1-16 A
mm. 17- 25 B
mm. 29-36 A
mm. 37-67 C d minor
mm. 75-94 A
Measures 1-36 curiously take on the form of a rounded binary. Although it does not interfere with the fact that the piece is in binary form, it doesn't necessarily fit comfortably in the definition of a 5 part rondo. especially with the repeated B section; unless the |:AB:| counts as the B section itself.
Harmonically, the piece is in F Major and in correspondence with the rondo, the A sections are in F major, the B section modulates to the V or C Major and the C section modulates to the the iv or d minor modulating back to F major for the conclusion in the A section. The modulations are assisted by transitions found between certain sections. A short transition from measure 27-28 modulates from the F major to the C Major and consists of a quick chromatic ascension that is known as a retransition which is a transition that takes the piece from the dominant key, or the V, back to the tonic key . The same thing occurs in measures 67-74 where we see a transition that prolongs part of the iv harmonies before taking it back to its tonic key and is also known as a dependent transition.
Measures 37-66 alone prove to be another form altogether as we found with measures 1-36. 37-94 however can be classified as a simple binary without the repetition within the sections. This may lead some people to not consider this piece a rondo. It however has too many unexplainable transitions if the piece were not a rondo.
From a performance standpoint, I would make an effort to emphasize the transitions and vary the dynamics at which I played the repeating sections. This is a very light and fun rondo that captures the essence of the coming season.
NIKOLA PETROVIC *********************************************
Jeremiah Clarke, Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March)
Section one: A in D major: m.1-8 PAC and then A’ m. 9-16 PAC only organ=parallel period (4+4) first cadence is HC and second one is PAC
Section two: B 16 measures (8+8) B(m.17-24) ends on HC and B’(m. 25-32) ends on HC only organ.
Goes back to A m.33-40 PAC and m. 41- 48 PAC only organ.
Section four: C 16 measures long (8+8),c in D major (m. 49-56) ends on HC and c’ (m. 57-64) ends on HC only organ.
Goes back to A (65-72 on PAC) and (73-80 on PAC) but this time organ plays first and second time trumpet comes in.
So, this is ABACA Rondo form. Section C does not modulate to the key of V.