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The Water Music

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Can you sing 'the song' for The Hornpipe? The Water Music Suite in D major, this is the hornpipe, it is in 3/2.
Can you sing 'the song' for The Minuet? Repeated notes sounds like the minuet in 3/4, instruments change every time, its in binary form.
Can you name the key, time sig, speed, mood, form and texture of the hornpipe? D Major, 3/2, lively, joyful, ternary (ABA), homophonic.
Name the composer and give dates for his life? Handel, 1685-1759
What era did he compose in? Baroque, a portuguese word meaning ornate, the melodies were often very elaborate.
Why was it composed? For King George 1 who was having a party. It was to be held on the River Thames, and the music was performed on a barge trip from Whitehall to Chelsea in 1717.
Define suite? A collection of dances, all composed in the same key. Usually performed by the orchestra in a concert setting. Many composers wrote suites in the 18th century.
How is this hornpipe different to the Irish hornpipe? In the 16th century the hornpipe was a lively solo dance with 3 beats in a bar. Handel used this type of hornpipe in his suites. This is different to the Irish hornpipipe which has 4 beats in a bar.
Name a rhythmic feature heard in the A section? Sncopation
Name some melodic features of the A section? Trills, strong rising melody, repated notes, sequence.
What key does it change to and how is it related to the tonic key? A major, the dominant key of D major.
What instruments play the opening melody? Violins, oboes
What instruments repeat it later on? Trumpets, and then horns.
What cadence does it end in? Perfect.
What key is the B section in and how is it related to the key of D? B minor, the relative minor of D major.
Apart from the different key how else is it different to the A section? It's quieter, mp, no horns or trumpets, more quaver movement.
What does D.C al fine mean? Da Capo al fine, back to the start and play as far as fine.
Whats is a minuet? A dance with 3 beats in a bar. Popular in the 17th century.
Name the key, time sig, speed, mood, form and texture of the minuet? D major, 3/4, fairly quick, joyful, binary AB, homophonic.
Name some melodic features of the minuet? Repeated notes, trill,sequences, range of A section=4th, range of B section=11th.
What instruments play the first time? Violins, trumpets.
What instruments play the 2nd time? Horns, oboes
What instruments play the 3rd time? Tutti.
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