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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 

rameau-piano-menuet 

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

 

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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

 

mozart-clarinet-quintet-1

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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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