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Music 15 - Ch. 5 Form


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The organizing principle in music; its basic elements are repetition, contrast, and variation.

Grove's the construction or organizing element in music.
Logical coherence as a whole.
Relative stability.
(form) Fixes the material in our minds and satisfies our need for the familiar.
(form) Stimulates our interest and feeds our love for change.
(form) Some aspects of the music are altered but the original is still recognizable.
Pieces created in performance as opposed to being pre-composed.
Binary Form
Two-part form

Statement - A
Departure - B
Ternary Form
Three-part form

Statement (chorus) - A
Contrast (departure)(Verse) - B
Repetition (chorus - A
Melodic idea used as a building block in the construction of a musical work.

First in a series of musical events (of contrast and development)
Thematic Development
Elaborating and varying a musical idea, revealing its capacity for growth.

simplest is repetition
also sequence, breaking up the motive, call and response, ostinato
Restatement of the theme in a higher or lower pitch level.
The component parts of a theme. The smallest fragment of a theme that forms a melodic-rhythmic unit.

Can repeat, vary, combine them into new patterns for thematic development
Call and Response
Structure that recognizes a singing leader who is imitated by a chorus.
A short musical pattern; melodic, rhythmic, or a composition. raindrop chopin.
Op. 28 No. 15 in D-flat major
A complete, comparatively independent division of a large-scale work.

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