Year 13 Homework: Thursday 26th January

1) Find out some basic information about Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. His dates, where he lived and worked and his output.


2) Please make notes on the following aspects of his Pavana Lachrimae, ready for a decent discussion and analysis on Thursday:

  • Performing forces and their handling (comment on the type of instrument it for which it would have been composed) and the range;
  • Texture;
  • Structure;
  • Tonality;
  • Harmony;
  • Melody;
  • Rhythm & Metre.
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Both 1) & 2) are due in on Tuesday 31st January in Mr Guinane's lesson.

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