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Concerto in D minor

The study of instrumental music

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What is the context of "Concerto In D Minor"? (Who-What-Where-How-Why-When) WHO: Antonio Vivaldi WHAT: Concerto Grosso WHERE: Amsterdam HOW: Four violins, two violas, cello and continuo WHY: Entertainment purposes WHEN: 1711
Describe the melody of "Allegro (1st Movement)" [4] Repeated tonic notes (bar 1 to bar 19) Arpeggio patterns (bar 1 to bar 19) Solo cello with descending and ascending sequences (bar 20 to bar 31) Decorations of scalic ideas in first violin (bar 16)
Describe the harmony of "Allegro (1st Movement)" [2] Repeated tonic notes (bar 1 to bar 19) Triadic ideas (bar 1 to bar 19)
Describe the tonality of "Allegro (1st Movement)" [2] D minor throughout Decorations of scalic ideas (bar 16)
Describe the rhythm of "Allegro (1st Movement)" [5] Continuous quavers (bar 1 to bar 19) Semiquaver runs (bar 20 to bar 31) Simple triple time throughout Distance of a crotchet (bar 1 to bar 5) Distance of a bar (bar 6 to bar 19)
Describe the texture of "Allegro (1st Movement)" [2] Two part violin imitation with tonic pedal note (bar 1 to bar 19) Polyphonic texture in two parts in the bass (bar 20 to 31)
Describe the instrumentation of "Allegro (1st Movement)" [2] Two part violin imitation with tonic pedal note (bar 1 to bar 19) Virtuoso cello solo playing ascending and descending sequences (bar 20 to bar 31)
Describe the melody of "Adagio e spiccato/ Allegro (2nd Movement)" [5] Chords as the melody (bar 1 to bar 3) Fugal character (bar 4 to bar 73) Bass continuo subject (bar 4 to bar 8) Answer in violas (bar 8 to bar 12) Bass countersubject (bar 9)
Describe the harmony of "Adagio e spiccato/ Allegro (2nd Movement)" [4] Seventh chords all in root position (bar 1 to bar 3) All chords fits circle of fifths (bar 5 to bar 6) Seventh chords in first inversion (bar 72) Long dominant pedal (bar 58 to bar 69)
Describe the tonality of "Adagio e spiccato/ Allegro (2nd Movement)" [3] Imperfect cadence (bar 3) Touches on F/C/Bb (bar 51 to bar 54) Short tonic pedal (bar 70 to bar 71)
Describe the rhythm of "Adagio e spiccato/ Allegro (2nd Movement)" [2] In common time mostly throughout Occasional syncopation (bar 7)
Describe the texture of "Adagio e spiccato/ Allegro (2nd Movement)" [2] Homophonic and homorhythmic (bar 1 to bar 3) Polyphonic and contrapuntal (bar 4 to bar 71)
Describe the instrumentation of "Adagio e spiccato/ Allegro (2nd Movement)" [3] Spiccato meaning to bounce the bow off the strings (bar 1 to bar 3) Tutti (bar 1 to bar 3) Ritornello type instrumentation (bar 4 to bar 71)
Describe the melody of "Largo e spiccato (3rd Movement)" [2] Solo violin is conjunct with large leaps (bar 3 to bar 17) Return of the opening theme but in a different feel (bar 17 to bar 20)
Describe the harmony of "Largo e spiccato (3rd Movement)" [5] Seventh violin leap (bar 4) Diminished fifth violin leaps (bar 5) Unexpected chromatic harmonies (bar 6) Octave leap (bar 11) Diminished chords (bar 1 to bar 3)
Describe the tonality of "Largo e spiccato (3rd Movement)" [3] F minor change (bar 7, bar 9) G minor change (bar 5) D minor mostly throughout
Describe the rhythm of "Largo e spiccato (3rd Movement)" [3] Compound quadruple time Slow silicano rhythm Dotted rhythms
Describe the texture of "Largo e spiccato (3rd Movement)" [2] Homophonic texture (bar 3 to bar 17) Homorhythmic in accompanying instruments (bar 3 to bar 17)
Describe the instrumentation of "Largo e spiccato (3rd Movement)" [3] No continuo (bar 3 to bar 17) No cello (bar 3 to bar 17) Spiccato meaning to bounce the bow off the strings
Describe the melody of "Allegro (4th Movement)" [3] Close imitation between two solo violins (anacrusis to bar 3, bar 30 to bar 42) Virtuosic cello solo (bar 4 to bar 11) Three soloists (bar 14 to bar 27)
Describe the harmony of "Allegro (4th Movement)" [4] Chains of suspensions (bar 68 to bar 73) Chromatic descending bassline (bar 68 to bar 73, bar 3 to bar 6) Circle of fifths (bar 7 to bar 10, bar 23 to bar 27) Secondary seventh chord (bar 72)
Describe the tonality of "Allegro (4th Movement)" [2] Perfect cadence to create a satisfying resolution (bar 72 to bar 73) A minor or the dominant key (bar 44)
Describe the rhythm of "Allegro (4th Movement)" [3] Common time throughout Anacrusis beginning Semiquaver ideas (bar 7 to bar 19, bar 23 to bar 45, bar 59 to bar 72)
Describe the texture of "Allegro (4th Movement)" [2] Three part texture (bar 14 to bar 19) Passing imitation (bar 43 to bar 46)
Describe the instrumentation of "Allegro (4th Movement)" [2] Virtuosic playing in all parts throughout Close imitation between two solo violins (anacrusis to bar 3, bar 30 to bar 42)
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