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Offline paul1234

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Styles of Pieces
« on: May 06, 2018, 12:49:21 PM »
Hi everyone..Hope someone can help here..I'm doing grade 4 Royal Irish Academy exam soon and I'm playing "Spiritual" by Marian Ingoldsby .."Polonaise" BWV anh. 125 by Carl Phillipp Emanuel Bach..and a very fast and unusual version of "Frere Jacques" by Philip Martin (Vivo crotchet=132).
One of the questions in theory is to describe the style of the pieces eg. baroque, classical, romantic, modern etc.
I'm kind of assuming Polonaise would be described as classical but I'm a bit lost on the other two.
Any help would be really appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Offline andrewuk

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Re: Styles of Pieces
«Reply #1 on: May 06, 2018, 04:24:13 PM »
I'd be inclined to call the Polonaise (late) Baroque rather than Classical - CPE Bach was a kind a transitional figure between the Baroque style of his father JSB and the new Classical style. This piece (which I didn't know) seems to be a very early composition of his.

The other two are both modern in the sense that the composers are contemporary, but the style of the Ingolsdby seems Romantic to me, the Martin perhaps more "modern".  It just shows that these broad-brush labels are not always of much help..

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Re: Styles of Pieces
«Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 11:04:18 AM »
Thank you so much for that..was very unsure and some examiners will have different views on styles.
Much appreciated.. :)