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					                               IB Set Work
                            El Salon Mexico
                            Aaron Copland


                    Instrumentation/Orchestration

Standard Symphony Orchestra              Instruments used in Grand
                                         Cuban Orchestra have
piccolo                                  prominent (important) roles.
2 flutes
2 oboes                                  High Eb Clarinet imitates sound
Cor anglais          *                   of Mexican clarinet.
Eb clarinet          *
2 Bb clarinets                           Raucous sound created by open
bass clarinet       *                    strings, handstopping brass and
2 bassoons                               lots of percussion especially
contrabassoon       *                    guiro, wood block, temple block
4 horns                                  and tabor.
3 trumpets
3 trombones
tuba
timpani                                       tabor          guiro
percussion
piano
strings

* = not essential to performance



            Trumpet ad libs sounds       woodblock
            drunk! and plays with
            wide vibrato to imitate
            the cornet (B 19-33)                            temple blocks
                     Overview of key elements

FORM                                           RHYTHM
Lots of different sections using               Syncopation
different melodies                             Tied notes
Some sections are clearly defined              Polyrhythms
(clear start and finish)                       2 against 3 rhythms
Some sections are linked together              Additive rhythms
without a break

MELODY
Copland creates melodies which combine
material from folk melodies plus his own              HARMONY
melodic material and ideas.
                                                      Major/minor
                                                        Diatonic
    MEXICAN INFLUENCES                              Added note/ non
 Folk melodies                                         functional
Alternating time signature
Orchestration
Carlos Chavez (composer)
Copland liked how he integrated (mixed)
Mexican musical characteristics and 20th
century Classical music
                                               METRE
                                               Constantly changing and
                                               alternating

                           How can I revise?

   Pick any page of the score and write a sentence analysing each of
   the key elements:
     Orchestration, Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, Dynamics, Texture

				
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