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Defying gravity

Instruments (8) 2 alto singers (harmony, unison, solo), large orchestra, multiple percussion instruments, electric guitar with overdrive, fanfare brass, tremelo strings, tubular bells, synthesiser
Structure (5) Follows story, verse, chorus, contrasting sections, coda
Tonality (3) D major, ambiguous and chromatic, modulated to sub-dom of G
Rhythm (6) Follows voice at start (colla voce), numerous tempo changes, 3/2 to 2/2, use of triplets, dotted notes, syncopation
Harmony Unrelated chords at the start, dissonant chords, tonic pedal at the end
Melody (4) Conjunct, syllabic, sequences, some leaps
Texture (6) Monphonic start, orchestral stabs, melody dominated homophony, broken chords, ostinato accomp, contrapuntal ending
Created by: Ian Lenihan