Something's Coming

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Something's Coming
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2014-10-28 06:38:40
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GCSE music setwork Something's Coming
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  1. Who composed Something's Coming?
    • Leonard Bernstein
    • 1918-1990
  2. What were his two main principal forms?
    The ballet and the musical
  3. Who was the lyricist?
    Stephen Sondhiem
  4. What play was it based on?
    Romeo and Juliet
  5. What mix of genres is West Side Story written in?
    Jazz and classical music
  6. What are three features of musicals?
    • Types of songsĀ 
    • 'Singable' melodies
    • Use of songs, dance and dialogue to tell stories
  7. What is the time signature?
    • 3/4
    • Has cross rhythms
    • Sounds like 6/8
  8. What is the tonality?
    D major
  9. What is the tempo?
    • 176 bpm
    • One per bar feel
  10. What are the dynamics?
    • Starts singing pp
    • Gradually crescendos to f
  11. What are the pitch and melody like?
    • Short riffs
    • Combination of short phrases and long sustained notes
  12. What is the rhythm like?
    • Syncopation
    • Lots of rhythmic ostinati
    • Cross rhythms work against each other
    • Push rhythms anticipate the beat
    • Accented off beats
  13. What is the harmony like?
    • Tritone
    • Augmented 4ths
    • Jazz harmony - ordinary chords have blues notes
  14. What is the texture?
    • Lots of different layers.
    • Polyphonic
  15. Describe the intro.
    • Bars 1-3
    • 3 beat ostinato
    • Jazz harmonies
    • Syncopated rhythm
    • Tritone
  16. Describe section A.
    • Bars 4-39
    • Singing begins
    • Ostinato continued
  17. Describe section B.
    • Bars 40-105
    • More on beat rhythm
    • Time change to 2/4
    • Syncopated rhythms
    • Blues notes
    • Riffs
  18. Describe section B1.
    • Bars 106-140
    • Shortened version of section B
  19. Describe section A1.
    • Bars 141-157
    • Feels like return to beginning
    • Back to 3/4 time
    • Riff starts to fade
  20. Describe the outro.
    • Bar 158-fade out
    • Simple fade out
  21. What is the instrumentation?
    • Male tenor (solo)
    • Large orchestra with added instruments
    • Used Latin-American instruments for the Puerto Ricans

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