Formal Analysis Of No. 4

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I chose piece No.4 because when I began listened to the piece it created a happy feeling and got me eager to listen to the rest of the piece. I found the piece interesting because it reminded of a celebration at a palace. When I heard the fast and up beat tempos and loud music this piece reminded me of a celebration. The piece created a visual of medieval times. I chose Piece No.4 because when I first heard this piece it drew my attention and sounded interesting. The way the different instruments in the piece sound and their tempos made it easier for me to have a response to this piece as opposed to the other pieces.
*3. Description The general structure of piece No.4 is broken into three sections. The first section that ends at 34 seconds and demonstrates loud sounds from the orchestra; this brought me great enthusiasm and eagerness. While listening to the first section I could hear a lot of
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However, the volume changes from section to section to show an importance in the dynamics. Sections one and three are the sections that have the most volume, while the transition from section one to two changes suddenly to a softer volume. The composer uses loudness and softness to create excitement to show that the music getting at a forte pace. *4. Formal analysis – what makes this composition a unified whole? Even though the piece has a fast tempo and has three parts to it, the two sections that help unify this piece are sections one and three because they use brass and string instruments that help with the unity of the piece as a whole. The repetition of this piece can be categorized into sections one and three. The main section that demonstrates unity is the last section because it completes the piece with a loud ending. In section two the pattern is very normal and has a soft sound, which shows that the composer used this structure to unify his piece.

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