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Composition of Musical

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Coursework: composition of musical I have been given a task to compose a musical, with lyrics. My composition is for a musical. It has been written to fit to one of Shakespeare's, most famous sonnets. The basic story behind my composition is, a tale of two lovers, who cannot be together because of their roles in society, the musical is basically a modern version of Romeo and Juliet. I started my composition by finding the chords/ ground base. I started with the chords A, C, E, then moved on to the chords G, B, D and F, A, C. In the chord A, C, E I used a C sharp to offer a happier/brighter feel to the piece. ...read more.

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This basically meant that I had to use simple chord structures, and a basic melody. I have added a few sharp notes throughout the piece and one or two flat notes, this gave my piece a sweeter feel, and tied it more to the romantic feeling I was trying to get across, through the use of the lyrics in the sonnet. The romance in the piece offered my musical the effect I had desired for it. In one section of the piece I decided to add an Alberti Bass line, this helped to identify when the key signature changed and when the form switched from A-B then back to A. ...read more.

Conclusion

To help add the desired effect to the composition, I had to choose carefully what instruments I was going to use. Two of the main instruments used were the harpsichord and the piano. These two instruments were used because they were used a lot in the romantic era, and the classical era. I also used strings in my piece because it gave the composition a thicker texture, in the area's where the climax of the musical was about to happen. Overall when the composition was finished I felt it had given the romantic effect I had hoped for, to give my musical a better feel to the love story it presents. ...read more.

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It would seem that the writer has had a clear idea of what they are trying to achieve although their application of musical vocabulary is limited at times. I would have liked to see more detail in the essay perhaps referring to specific bar numbers within the composition.

Marked by teacher Nathan Smith 08/01/2013

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