Ternary (ABA)

Discovery Orchestra Chat 115 – A Very Special Melody Part 2

January 1, 2014 Classical

The orchestral version of Pelleas et Melisande is used to illustrate Gabriel Faure’s lilting Sicilienne rhythm – listen for the prominence of the harp and flute in this Chat!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 111 – A Very Special Melody

December 4, 2013 Classical

A composer will sometimes create a melody that is so beautiful, so haunting, that it just stands out as one of the best melodies ever. This was the case when Gabriel Faure wrote the Sicilienne movement of Pelleas et Melisande. Joining Maestro Maull in this Chat are 17 year old flutist Rebecca Huang and pianist […]

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 80 – Revisiting Paragraphs

September 12, 2012 Brahms

Discovery Orchestra Chats continue with another lesson in ternary form.  Follow along as the orchestra’s Executive Director Virginia Johnston and Maestro Maull’s wife, Marcia, perform the second movement of Brahms’ Sonata for Clarinet & Piano No.1.  Notice the ABA form, with the special ending of surprises.

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