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C4. Commenting on Music - Exercises

Grade 6 Music Theory C4 - Commenting on Music - Exercises

Move your mouse slowly over the light bulbs (tap on mobile devices) to reveal the answers. 

a. Rameau

Here are bars 9-16 of Rameau’s Piano Minuet in A minor – this is the middle section of the piece.

Comment on the similarities and differences between bars 9-12 and bars 13-16. lightbulbette 


b. Handel 

Here are bars 1-5 and bars 45-48 of Handel’s Allegro in G minor (for piano). Comment on the similarities and differences between the two sections. lightbulbette







c. Mozart 

This is part of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet. The double barline in the middle bar 32 signals a change of section. Comment on how the composer achieves a change in mood after the double barline.  lightbulbette






d. Brahms 

Click the small score below to open bars 133-144 of the 1st Movement of Brahms’ 4th Symphony, as a full size score pdf document.

Comment on how the composer changes the mood of the piece at around the end of bar 136. lightbulbette





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