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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.
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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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.
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...