Little Geese: The Ocarina Forum is an on-line community for ocarina makers, musicians and enthusiasts, with a free resource depository containing sheet music and learning materials
Little Geese: The Ocarina Forum Little Geese: The Ocarina Forum
Internet Relay Chat Facebook page YouTube channel
Translation:

It is currently 22 Feb 2019, 07:11

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: scales and questions
PostPosted: 20 Oct 2014, 19:33 

User avatar

Member

Member

 

Posts: 377

Joined:

02 Jun 2013, 01:13

Location:

South Carolina, USA

 

Offline

Many of you may remember my story about playing simple church songs to my 98 year old mother. Today at the Senior Center, an old(er) lady who had also heard the same story, brought me an old hymnal that when naturally opened on the song (attached) brought surprise and question.'

The lady said she knew the song and I started playing the ocarina until.....please someone tell me what is going on with the chorus. Why a supposed change in key or is that what is happening. As I know nothing about music theory and have enjoyed a forum's discussion of the circle of fifths, could anyone explain what is happening in this song and give a reason for it?

adny


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: scales and questions
PostPosted: 20 Oct 2014, 20:42 

User avatar

Member

Member

 

Posts: 486

Joined:

02 Aug 2012, 00:49

Location:

Zagreb, Croatia

 

Offline

The form of this piece is called a two-part song. It is one of the most usual and common forms in music. The first part, which is, in this case, in C major, is 16 measures long and consists two sentences (each 8 measures long in this case) which are identical in everything except the ending cadence. Such a collection of two sentences, resembling a question and answer (called antecedent and consequent) is called a musical period.


The chorus (second part) starts in G major at the last beat of measure 16. The new key is used to make it obvious that this is a new part of the song. However, in this case, the melody quickly modulates back to the original C major. The form of the chorus is a long musical sentence (total 16 measures).



Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: scales and questions
PostPosted: 21 Oct 2014, 23:37 

Member

Member

 

Posts: 242

Joined:

03 Aug 2012, 20:26

Location:

Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Offline

It's a kind of tune which anticipates sonata form - state a first subject, then a second subject in the dominant key, then find some way to bring it to a conclusion in the original key. "The Bluebell of Scotland" is another one that does the same thing in even less space.


http://www.campin.me.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron


Administration contact email:
Bulletin board software by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group