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

author: Craig Wright, Department of Music, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
published: May 21, 2010,   recorded: October 2008,   views: 4564
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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.

Reading assignment:

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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Comment1 Jonathan, June 1, 2012 at 9:38 p.m.:

It's a shame the 13th lecture seems to be missing from this series - it'd been lovely to hear you explaining the Fugue form there. Still inspiring and a great series of lectures to watch nevertheless!

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