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K447. Mozart’s French horn concerto No. 3 (Movement 2)
Using the score given to you – analyse and answer the following score reading questions:
1.Using the score, identify the concert key signature of this piece (be careful which line of the score you look at) – quote from the score.
- Using your knowledge of the period and the concerto – suggest the speed and tempo of this movement.
- Identify the main motif in this movement , also acknowledging the concept of pitch – just give reference to bar numbers.
- At bar 49 there is a dynamic and expressive marking in all instruments. Identify the feature.
- At bar 77 there is a pizz. marking – what is this feature. How does this affect the score.
- In bar 77 there is also a change in clef. Identify the new clef.
- Identify the final cadence, giving reference to the score.
- There is a change in pitch at bar 36 – what is it and what is it in relation to the original key?
- During bars 71-79, discuss the textural arrangement.
- Composing for your instrument, TRANSPOSE the main motif for your instrument, keeping in mind the limitations of range.
K447. Mozart’s French horn concerto No. 3 (Movement 1)
This concerto has a double exposition with the soloist entering after the first exposition, adding additional ornamentation and decoration to the music already heard.
Listening to the above excerpts – analyse and answer the following questions:
- 1. Listen to the first exposition of the first movement of this concerto. Discuss the texture within this excerpt.
- 2. Now listen to the second exposition with the solo instrument added. What is the difference between the first and second exposition? *Use the concepts of music to help you.*
- 3. Listen to the cadenza from the first movement of Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.3. On manuscript paper below. Notice how the excerpt begins with an orchestral crescendo ending on a chord. Also notice at the end of the cadenza the horn player delivers a trill before beginning the ending of the movement (coda) with the orchestra. Write out a 4 bar cadenza, featuring the same melodic ideas as heard in this playing’s cadenza.
- 4. Listen to the coda, the ending of the movement. Discuss the concept of pitch. *Note the final cadence*
K447. Mozart’s French horn concerto No. 3 (Movement 3)
Attached is the Arrangement PDF for Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Alto Saxophone, French Horn and Piano.