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Cirques' Progress -Elements | Form

Cirques' Progress -Elements | Form

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Published by Ennio A. Paola
Cirques' Progress: Elements | Form Notes
Cirques' Progress: Elements | Form Notes

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Published by: Ennio A. Paola on Apr 24, 2013
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Cirques’ Progress
For a Multi-Metric, Binary, Passicaglia, Rondo in B minor Étudeover a Ground Bass in Crab Form --
Look No Further! 
]Cirque -
(Ring, Circus, Circle) 
| Progress -
(Onward Movement) 
Following a slow, opening phrase, a series of equally brief uptempo chromatic motives establish themselves to evoke “Circus-like” images: 
capturing a world at play within a play.
Set in a condensed Rondo Form, ”Cirques 
Progress” very structure underscores the notion of moving forward -- albeit within an elusive destination.A path who 
s growth continues to spin within a game of “Snakes & Ladders” --- to revolve rather than evolve; as if, going in circles.
A comment on our times; or perhaps, a reflection of any time? 
Basic Musical Elements
Playing Time
2 MinutesTimbre
Adagio; Raffinato e con espressione; Sussultare
(jump right in) 
Subito Allegro; Con Brio; Quasi ScherzandoMeters
Intro. 4/4; 5/4; Bridge 1/4; Part A: 3/8; 2+2/8; Part B & B
: 3/8Dynamics
Parts A, B, B
Final Chord:
Chromaticism is featured within Tonal Diatonic System;
B minorTonality
B minor; Tonic as Root/Broken Pedal
Rondo - |
| A | B | A | B
/ B | A
Strictly adheres to 4 measures = phrase 
m. 1 - m. 4 
... Bridge:
m. 5 
Part A
m. 6 - m. 13 
Part B
m. 14 - m. 21
Part A
m. 22 - m. 29 
Part B
m. 30 - m. 45 
Part B
m. 46 - m. 53 
Part A
m. 54 - m. 65 
Melodic Features• Chromaticism /w • Ascending | Descending Chromatic Scales• Broken Pedal Point on the TonicMeters: Polymetric Time Signature Feature “March-Waltz” 2/4; 3/8
Pianistic Feature:
Stride Bass LineParts B : B
Use of Alternate Hands (
alla “Drumming” 
) during first half of phrase
“Ladders idea” 
“Snakes idea” (descending) Bass: 
Ground Bass Ostinato on Chromatic ScaleFeatured Intervals: M.S. Major 3rd vs. Minor 3rd; /w leap Major 6th (A to F#)Rhythmic FeaturesPart A6/8 : Syncopation in 3/8 + Waltz in 3/8
Triplet figure

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