Difference between revisions of "Through-composed"

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*[[Strophic]] ([[National 5]])
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Latest revision as of 15:07, 19 February 2017

Definition

A vocal/choral composition in which there is little or no repetition in the musical structure i.e. where the composition is not structured as verse/chorus. Some of the best examples of through-composed songs include those from Lied. 'Erlkönig' is through-composed. Listen to the way the singer changes his body language and tone of voice to portray the different characters (narrator, father, son and Erlkönig).

The structure of through-composed songs is not confined to the romantic period, listen to 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen.

Examples


Ian Bostridge sings 'Erlkönig'.


An example of a through-composed song structure not confined to the Romantic period.


A detailed explanation of through-composed.

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