Lesson 1
The Ostinato Form In Purcell’s Opera - Part 1
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Wright, Craig, MUSI 112 Listening to Music, Fall 2008. Yale Open Course Ware: Music, Accessed 6/10/14, http://oyc.yale.edu/music/musi-112/lecture-14 License: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 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.


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