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Name of composer Brian Bonsor
Nationality of composer Scottish
Facts about composer Teacher, writer, composer, lecturer, conductor, arranger and player of recorder Spent 36 years in music education Retired as Regional Advisor in Music
Explain the time signature 12/8/compound quadruple/4 dotted crochets per bar
Explain the key and modulations Main key is C maj - no modulations
What form is it in? Intro, A, B, C, Link, Return of theme, Coda
Explain structure Intro (b1) A (b3) B (b9) - p.g.11 b1 C (21) - p.g.11 last line Link - tremolo chords (b33) - p.g12 line 4 Return of theme (b35) - p.g.12 line 4 bar 4 Coda - p.g.13 line 4, b2, beat 2
Name period/style and give a time frame Blues (jazz) originates in African American communities around the end of the 19thC
Name characteristics of the piece typical to the period/style Use of 12 bar blues pattern, use of blue notes (flattened 3rd, 7th), Specific chord progression, call and response format, trance like rhythm, repetitive effect "the groove"
Name other composers of a similar time frame/style John Coltrane and Miles Davis (jazz composers)
Allegro con brio lively and fast with vigour
rit. e dim gradually slower and softer
molto rit. slow down a lot
Created by: Luna Wood
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