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MUS 1301 Study Guide - Final Guide: Strophic Form, Ternary Form, Absolute MusicPremium

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MUS 1301
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Program vs absolute music
Rachmaninov symphony no. 1 somehow has to do with dies irae
Death dance by Thomas ades-
Richard straust alzo sprach Zarathustra- space odyssey
Accrued meaning- something has original meaning that we mostly forget and gets translated to
something else
Form and meaning – important apparently
Ternary form
- Example. Robert rivals very own music
- The trouble in paradise paradigm (A section is untroubled and lyrical and paradise. B section is
contrasting. Something darker happens, it offers conflict. A’ the paradise music comes back but
you need to change the return of the paradise music a bit and add in some qualities of the
darker music)
- Slavonic danses does the reverse. Sombre, lighter, sombre.
Variation form
- Instrumental equivalent to modified strophic form (text based music)
- Twinkle twinkle
Sonata form
- Sophisticated form from classical tradition
- Usually the first movement of something is a sonata
Beethovens 5th
- In the development the composer will cycle through the themes in the original order. This is
common in sonata form.
- We expect the second theme to be darker but instead it’s a major key. Beethoven messes with
our expectations once again!
- 2nd mvmt initial motive is augmented (slowed down)
- 3rd mvmt follows the second model. Minor, major, minor
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