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Brandenburg Created by Keira Dunnell
Contrapuntal texture - interweaving melodies
The Harpsichord continuo- Usually the bass part
John Sebastian Bach
It was at St Thomas' Church that Bach began to write his canatas.
He was born in 1685, in Germany, and died in 1750
He was an organist and choirmaster in St Thomas' Church in a german town called Leipzig.
Dynamics and Instrumentation
No written dynamics
Allows the performer to choose
Terraced dynamics- no crescendos or diminuendos
The piece uses groups of solo instruments rather than a single soloist.
Concertino- A group of soloists in a concerto Grosso
Ripieno- A group of instruments that are non- soloists.
Continuo- This is the bass part in Baroque music
Concertino- Flute, Violin and Harpsichord.
Ripieno- A string ensemble, violin, cello and double bass
Tempo and Ternary Form
The final movement of Brandenburg is fast and lively.
The tempo is marked as allegro
The main structure is in ternary form- 3 main sections.
Section A- 1 to 78
Section B- 79 to 232
Section A- 233 to 310
Form and Structure
2/4 Time signature
Continuous triplets and semiquavers
Bar 110- The harpsichord plays triplets and semiquavers creating a sense of 123/456 rhythm against the 2/4 time signature
The third movement uses a fugue structure repeating at different pitches.
Subject is 2 bars long and then the counter subject is played
Starts with the subject and an anacrusis
Counter subject is single detached quavers
The flute performs a motif in bars 3-5
Use of trills in the harpsichord in bars 19-21
Use of stretto- overlapping of the subject
Main texture is counterpoint
Moments of Homophonic texture in bar 155
Harmony and Tonality
Begins in D major
Modulates to the dominant of D major (A major)
Modulates to A major's Dominant (E major)
Works back to D major