Monday, March 31, 2014

Listening Journal: Passacaglia

-Double simple meter
-Moderato to Allegro tempo
-Noticeable dynamic Change throughout the piece
-Played on a modern piano
-Syncopation is apparaent in most of the song
-Piece is based heavily on chordal motif
-This motif is repeated in many different ways throughout the song
-The first time is played without any extra notes to establish the motif
-The volume of the piece will gradually crescendo over time, then suddenly drop in volume
-This was composed by Handel, a German composer
-It would have been composed somewhere from 1600-1750
-This piece is early-baroque
-It would have been played in more formal environments

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