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Identify three features of melody, harmony and/or texture used in this excerpt typical of the baroque period.

This excerpt uses a melody unfolding via fortspinnung and featuring ornamentation. The texture consists of alternating concertino and ripieno groups. The harmony and simple and functional.

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Focussing on the development section, analyse how Berlioz exploits texture, harmony and melody in 'Symphonie Fantastique'. Relate your evaluation to other relevant works.

The French composer Hector Berlioz (1803-69) was an influential figure in the development of Romantic Music. Berlioz received much criticism regarding his earlier works from Paris’s audiences, primarily d...

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How do I revise my set works for the exam?

The first thing you should do is make sure you have the set works on your phone, and listen to them every day! Even if they aren't your favourite things to listen to, this will help you in the exam in ma...

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Why would a piece in from the Baroque period not have any tempo or dynamic markings on the score?

This is a convention of the Baroque period, as the musical form would generally dictate the tempo. Tempo and dynamic markings became more common throughout the Classical period.

Answered by Maya C. Music tutor

How do I begin a composition? How do I score top marks in my coursework?

Composition can often seem a daunting task, and many GCSE students simply do not know how where to begin. In truth, GCSE composition can be broken down into manageable, methodical steps. Examiners are loo...

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