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Lecture 14 - Ostinato Form in the Music of Purcell, Pachelbel, Elton John and Vitamin C

Lecture 14 - Ostinato Form in the Music of Purcell, Pachelbel, Elton John and Vitamin C

This video was recorded at YALE MUSI 112 - Listening to Music with Professor Craig Wright. 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. Reading assignment: Wright, Craig. Listening to Music, chapter 6 and pp. 122-129 Resources: Midterm Exam 2 Preparation Guide [PDF] Credits: Professor Wright's course contains copyrighted material, including portions of musical works, the use of which may not have been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. In making this content available, we have relied on fair use as provided for in section 107 of the United States Copyright Law. We make no representation that your use, reuse or remixing of this content will constitute fair use or that by using, reusing or remixing this content you will not infringe upon the rights of others. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that exceed fair use or wish to use such material in a manner that is not authorized under the applicable copyright law, you must request permission from the copyright owner. Special thanks to Naxos, LLC for providing recordings from the Notes - Naxos Music Library for use in connection with the Open Yale Courses publication of Craig Wright's Listening to Music course. For specific credits, see: Naxos Music Credits - Lecture 14 [PDF]

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