Ave Maria

An art song for the very best readers! Advanced syncopation with triplets, raised/natural tonic (Di), sharped supper tonic (Ri), sharped subdominant (Fi), and lowered mediant (Me).

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  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: Germany - Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • Key: B flat Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: through composed
  • Rhythmadvanced: | ta/a/a ti ti | ta/a (ta/a) | ta/ ti ri ti ti ti ti | syncopation, | ta/a (ta) ta | ta/ ti ri ti ti ti/ ri | syncopation, | ta/a ta/ ti | syncopation, | ta/ ti ti-ti-ti ti-ti-ti | triplet syncopation, | ta/a (ti)-ti-ti ti-ti-ti | triplet syncopation, | ta/ ti ti/ ri ti/ ri ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti/ ri ta (ta) ta | syncopation, | ta/ ti ti/ ri ti-ti-ti | triplet syncopation, | ti ti ta (ta) ti ti | ti ta ti ti-ti-ti ti-ti-ti | triplet syncopation
  • Pitchesadvanced: So La Ti Do Di Re Ri Me Mi Fa Fi So - raised/natural tonic/one (Di, B), raised /sharped supertonic/two (Ri, D sharp), lowered/fat mediant/third (Me, D flat), raised/natural subdominant/fourth (Fi, E)
  • Intervalsadvanced: Do/Mi (M3), La/Mi (P5),
    Mi/Fi\Mi (M2), Mi\Ri (m2), Ri\Ti (M3), Ti/Re (m3), Fa\Re\Ti descending arpeggio (vii, Am), Re\Ti (m3), La/Di/Mi/So ascending arpeggio (vi, Gm7), So\Mi\Didescending arpeggio (i, Bm), Re\La (P4), So/Re (P5), Re\Di/Re (m2), Mi/So8 (m3), Fa\La (m6), La/Mi (P5), Do/Me (m3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth; rests: half, quarter, eighth; tempo: andante/walking pace (73–77 BPM); triplets, repeated melodic rhythm patterns, natural, sharp, flat, arpeggios,melismatic (holding one vowel sound for many pitches) syncopation, vocal slurs
  • Key Words: world geography: Germany; music history, German composer: Franz Schubert; art song, language: Latin; "The Lady of the Lake," Walter Scott, "Hymn to the Virgin," sacred, Mother Mary, Mother of JesusCatholic prayer: "Hail Mary,"grace, Lord, Lord is with thee, blessed, fruit of thy womb, Jesus, Christ
  • Recorderadvanced: introducing C#, D#, E flat, F#; arpeggios: i (Bm), vi (Gm7), vii (Am)

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