MUSI 112 - Lecture 14 - Ostinato Form in the Music of Purcell, Pachelbel, Elton John and Vitamin C

Lecture 14 - Ostinato Form in the Music of Purcell, Pachelbel, Elton John and Vitamin C

Overview

This lecture begins with a review of all the musical forms previously discussed in class: sonata-allegro, rondo, theme and variations, and fugue. Professor Wright then moves on to discuss the final form that will be taught before the students' next exam: ostinato. With the aid of music by Pachelbel, Purcell, and a few popular artists, Professor Wright shows the multitude of ways in which the ostinato bass has been used throughout the past several centuries.

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Special thanks to Naxos, LLC for providing recordings from the Naxos Music Library for use in connection with the Open Yale Courses publication of Craig Wright's Listening to Music course. For specific credits, see:

Assignment

Wright, Craig. Listening to Music, Ch. 10-11

Chinese edition: trans. Li and Yu, Ch. 11, pp. 122-129

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