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#1 surfergal

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 20:21

I'm doing AS music and my composition feels that it should be in ABCBA form which I found out is Arch form and I was wondering whether any one else can tell me any more information about arch form?
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 20:32

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arch_form

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 21:09

Bartok used it some of his String quartets. Usually 5 movements, the 1st and 5th similar, the 2nd and 4th similar and the 3rd on its own (at the centre of the Arch).

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 11:34

I think (if I can remember from my A-level days) that Bartok's "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste" is written in Arch form.
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Posted 17 December 2006 - 21:20

QUOTE(jm-hamilton @ Dec 10 2006, 11:34 AM) View Post

I think (if I can remember from my A-level days) that Bartok's "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste" is written in Arch form.


No I dont think that can be right JM, as its in four movements. (slow, fast, slow, fast)
Do you mean Bartok Concerto forOrchestra ?
That has 5 movements, the second and fourth are both allegretto, the third an Elegie (andante non troppo), the outer movements are fast apart from a slow intro to the first movement.
(Both available on same CD Naxos 8.550261)

You can also have a single movement in Arch form of course , in the samwe way that a ROndo as ABACA or ABACADA, you can have ABCBA.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 09:07

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Dec 17 2006, 09:20 PM) View Post

QUOTE(jm-hamilton @ Dec 10 2006, 11:34 AM) View Post

I think (if I can remember from my A-level days) that Bartok's "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste" is written in Arch form.


No I dont think that can be right JM, as its in four movements. (slow, fast, slow, fast)
Do you mean Bartok Concerto forOrchestra ?
That has 5 movements, the second and fourth are both allegretto, the third an Elegie (andante non troppo), the outer movements are fast apart from a slow intro to the first movement.
(Both available on same CD Naxos 8.550261)

You can also have a single movement in Arch form of course , in the samwe way that a ROndo as ABACA or ABACADA, you can have ABCBA.

I was thinking of just one movement - in fact I thought Music for Strings perc, etc was only one movement - oh dear, but then it's more than 40 years since I did A-level, so can I be forgiven if I've got it so wrong? Shall go and look it up later. blink.gif blink.gif blink.gif
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