Rondo Form Essay

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Music Project - Rondo Form Keith Leung - Stanley Chiu - Angus Cheng Year 10.1 & 10.2 • January 8, 2009 Music Project - Rondo Form TITLE PAGE I. Introduction • Baroque, Classical era • Basic and historical music form • Some rondos are in other musical forms II. Structure • Rondo form • The most basic form: A B A C A D A III. Each section • A is usually the main theme • Everytime it appears is similar to the last one • It appears between each episode IV. Example of scores • Mozart - Romanze : Andante from Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major V. Explanation • Details about the above score, and how it is structured, and what is the effect. VI. Conclusion Rondo music INTRODUCTION Rondo music originated in France ( rondeau ). Although now we call it Rondo form, it started off in the Baroque Period, the ritornello form. In Latin, this word means “ to return”, that indicates the return to the main theme “A”. So, the Baroque period rondo pattern is ABAC-ADA. Let’s see some possible patterns that you can find in the Classical Periods, including: ABA, ABACA, ABACAB’A. Their number of themes can vary from piece to piece, these kinds of elements or themes are sometimes to make more attractive and more interesting in order to provide harmony, melody, rhythm... Rondo form began to be very common since the Classical Era, before that period it can be found in the last movement of a sonata, symphony, concertos. Structure Rondo form involves the repeated use of a theme, they repeat the a part as soon as the B, C, or D part is finished. They actually like triple decker sandwich, bread on the top, middle and bottom, and lots of stuff in between. Here is what it’s looked like: A B A C A B A ... Music Project - Rondo Form SCORES & EXPLANATIONS Serenade No. 13 in G major Romanze Andante

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