Analysis of an Orchestral Piece


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Analysis of an Orchestral Piece
This beautiful orchestral movement begins with a low slow brass and winds, perhaps double basses too, but the opening is so quiet that it is difficult to discern exactly. Slowly, an ascending-descending motif starts to be passed around the winds and solo brass instruments. The first few minutes reveal a slow escalation and extension of an upward moving motif, which eventually morphs into theme A. After a cadence that strips away all the instruments except a few, theme A varies into a choppier theme A1, which building into its own, large accompaniment and separate energy.
I had difficulty with the format of this piece’s format so that I could take it away for my own investigation. A friend of mine identified...
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.....present which theme, because the themes sometimes seem to garner their identity and mystery from being an amalgamation of the two themes. This composer seems to have more depth with each subsequent listening, because when the themes are layered they seem to create new life between one another, like the amalgamation of their may invent some new kind of life, a birth, or some such minor miracle. It seems vital to take seriously the way these themes become a bit like one another sometimes, the way lovers become able to read each others’ minds, or at least think that they do.
A-A1 cadence A-B cadence A1-B1 cadence beginning development A-B2 [C?] A3 B3 – D [AB2?] cadence B4 A1 AB1 cadence A and then AB followed by a full cadence.