Schoenburg- AREA OF STUDY 2

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Schoenburg- AREA OF STUDY 2

  1. 1. Area of Study 2 : Music in the 20th CenturySet Work 4 : ‘Peripetie’ from Five Orchestral Pieces (Schoenberg)Define the following termsHexachord-A collection of six different pitches (Bb1-2 Bassoon 1-3)Diminution-Shorting notes or their values, the opposite of augmentation (B3 Piccolo)Glissando :-A rapid scaleInversion-Playing the same notes but in the oppisite direction, like a mirrored image (Bb32-33 Trombone 3,4)Whole-tone scale-A scale where each note is spaced with a whole note or tone between themGive Two Examples of Schoenberg’s use of contrapuntal texture in the pieceHis first example is canon, this is a melody in his piece which is played, and an imitation of the melody isplayed shortly after by another instrument group. The start of the first canon appears in B59 in the Clarinetin Bflat 3 part, and 1 beach later is played in the Violin 2 part. This is an example of a canon used in thepiece.Honestly….. Don’t know the other example.Explain What is meant by ‘Atonal’Atonal is when the piece has no set tone or key, so therefore there are no regular cadences and nomodulation, as well as no relevance to ANY home key.
  2. 2. Identify what the following symbols in the score meanHThe most important melody or set of notes being playedNThe second most important melody or set of notes being playedCite Five features of the piece which show that it was writing in the 20th CenturyIt has Big orchestral pieces. Atonal, which is very angular, as well as octave displacement. Music alsofocused on different timbres which showed colour and tone. The cello bow was played as an extendedmusical technique where the cymbals were played at the same time, and the piece has no clear form

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