Lecture 14 - Ostinato Form in the Music of Purcell, Pachelbel, Elton John and Vitamin C
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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.
Wright, Craig. Listening to Music, chapter 6 and pp. 122-129
Resources: Midterm Exam 2 Preparation Guide [PDF]
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Special thanks to Naxos, LLC for providing recordings from the Notes - 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: Naxos Music Credits - Lecture 14 [PDF]
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