20th Century Features of Pulcinella Suites - Stravinsky

HideShow resource information
How many players was this piece originally written for, and how many did Strav write for?
Written for a maximum of 4 people, Strav wrote it for a 32 person chamber orchestra.
1 of 31
Unusual solo instrument used in the Vivo?
Trombone
2 of 31
What is unusual about the seperate solo string group in the 'concerto grosso' style
Corelli would have used 2 violins, a cello and a continuo organ/harpsichord, Strav uses 5 solo string parts and no continuo.
3 of 31
Articulation?
Lots of added articulation such as bowing marks and slurs, 20th century feature.
4 of 31
What would you expect from Double Bass and Cello parts usually?
In 18th century music, they usually double eachother, in pulcinella suites they cary a lot (eg. double bass has a virtuoso solo in the vivo)
5 of 31
Stopping on the violins?
Violin 2 uses double and triple stopping in bars 1-4 of sinfonia.
6 of 31
What woodwind instrument is missing from the sinfonia?
Clarinet, use of standard double woodwind but no clarinet.
7 of 31
How is the tutti sections emphasised in the vivo
Dynamics! Adds emphasis to the change in layers of music
8 of 31
Is there a tutti section in the Sinfonia?
Yes, bars 1-4
9 of 31
Stravs opinion on a constant bass line?
Occasionally likes to leave it out completely, bars 29-30 sinfonia.
10 of 31
Do the instruments play within their range in the Sinfonia
Yes mostly, apart from slightly high top A in cello.
11 of 31
Unusual features of the bassoon in Gavotta
Glissandi (b.15) + Alberti Bass phrase (Variation 2)
12 of 31
Orchestra in the Vivo?
Full
13 of 31
What effect does the Trombone play that gives the piece a 'circus like' feel
Glissandi
14 of 31
The Vivo ends with what group of players?
A small group of players, just trombone cello and basses.
15 of 31
What does 'du talon' mean?
Music played at the heel of the bow - unusual to have so much scripted articulation.
16 of 31
Is the double bass always playing in range?
DB plays unnaturally high in the Vivo.
17 of 31
Bar 17 Sinfonia, unusual rhythm?
Notes sustained over barlines
18 of 31
B.24 Sinfonia, clashing rhythms?
Dotted rhythms played over suspensions
19 of 31
Example of heterphony in the Vivo
B.38
20 of 31
Lots of the rhythms had a ____ influence
JAZZ - eg, b.40 in Vivo in Double Bass
21 of 31
Final Cadence?
3-1 Cadence! Not a perfect Cadence.
22 of 31
Monophony?
1 bar of monophony in Vivo b.54
23 of 31
Structure of Sinfonia
Rounded Binary
24 of 31
Structure of Gavotta
Binary
25 of 31
Structure of Vivo
Rounded Binary
26 of 31
Suspensions in bar 37 are...
played over a repeating quaver sequence, which contrasts hugely.
27 of 31
What note has Stravinsky left out at b.69 of the Gavotta to make the key change less smooth
Strav has left out the G Sharp, which is needed to modulate to A.
28 of 31
7th clashing at b _ of the gavotta
b.76 with the C and the B
29 of 31
Unusual note length in the Vivo?
Demisemiquavers
30 of 31
How is the Cadence at b.33 of the Vivo undermined?
Strav has left out G's, makes the chord like 5b-1 rather than 5-1
31 of 31

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Unusual solo instrument used in the Vivo?

Back

Trombone

Card 3

Front

What is unusual about the seperate solo string group in the 'concerto grosso' style

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Articulation?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

What would you expect from Double Bass and Cello parts usually?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Music resources:

See all Music resources »See all Developing Musical Understanding resources »