Thursday, April 03, 2008
rondooooo not rondeaux
So I think that each one of these blogs is only worth 2.5% of our final grade. Hope I did the math right. OK so this trumpet voluntary by Jeremiah Clark is a Rondo. It is a five part Rondo that goes A B A2 C A3. Let's talk about the refrain, aka A. The refrain is a parallel period. The first phrase ends in a half cadence, the second is a PAC. Every time that the trumpet plays the refrain it is repeated in the organ before going on to the next sections. As far as the B and C sections, they can be thought of as modulating to the dominant, or A major. You could say that they just play with the dominant and secondary dominants a lot though. It's something we could fight out in theory class I think. As a performer I would try to vary the refrain every time it comes around, to make sure no one falls asleep. If I were playing the organ, which I wouldn't because there is way too much to do, I would maybe try to bring out a new line every time it comes around to keep everyone awake. And then at the end, on either instrument, I would BELT it. that is all.