Music for a while (1692)** (Structure (Three bars long, Ground bass 4 1/2…
Music for a while (1692)
Voice-mostly tenor and continuo
Passing notes are frequent e.g E and C on beat 4/5.
1-Trills 2-Appoggiaturas 3- grace notes 4-upper moderates 5-lower moderates
Much of the music is conjuct or stepwise.
The right hand of harpsichord is an elaborate realisation and provides some counterpoint with the vocals.
Harmony: chords are diatonic and functional. Suspensions used (e.g bars 3-4)
Start and Finish A minor, however the tonality can be ambiguous
Three bars long
Ground bass 4 1/2 times
Consists entirely of quaver rhythms.
At the end the ground bass there is a charactristic fall of an octave
Word painting: "drop"- the notes are descending and is repetition.
Melismatic on the word "wondering"
4/4 quadruple time
No tempo indicated but it's slow.