MUS 312 Form & Analysis

Study Guide, Test Three (Pages H-J)

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Adequately prepare yourself by reviewing Pages H-J, related to several-movement works, atypical forms, overture, symphonic poem, fantasia.

  • Be able to name the various sections of rondo form

  • Be able to explain the concept of composite forms

  • Be able to describe the difference between, say, 7-part rondo form and sonata-rondo form (... yeow!)  (... One is more of a pain to analyze??)

  • Be able to describe concerto:  what is is, tempo scheme, chord prior to cadenza, whatever

  • Be able to relate the symphony to the concerto in terms of the added movement--where it typically appears, style; weighting of the movements in Classical v. Romantic eras  (... Typically appears after intermission and before the valet returns your car.)

  • Be able to describe the commonality between:  cyclic form, idée fixe, leitmotiv  (... Like an uncle who, forgetfully, keeps telling the same joke??)

  • Be able to mention types of works that contain more than four movements

  • Be able to describe the differences between the Italian Overture and the French Overture (... Difference in the word preceding "overture"?)

  • Be able to list the characteristics of a symphonic poem (... Doesn't rhyme, etc.)

  • Be able to explain what an overture and fantasia are ... or aren't

You will also be asked to briefly compare the relationship between thematic fragments from a (real!) multi-movement work.

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