Year 5/6 Ground Bass (very long ostinato) & Orchestration.

In music, an ostinato (Italian: [ostiˈnaːto]; derived from Italian word for stubborn, compare English obstinate) is a motif or phrase that persistently repeats in the same musical voice, frequently in the same pitch. Well-known ostinato-based pieces include classical compositions such as Ravel‘s Boléro and the Carol of the Bells, and The Verve‘s “Bitter Sweet Symphony” (1997)

Henry Purcell  c. 10 September 1659[n 2] – 21 November 1695) was an English composer of Baroque music.

Ground bass or basso ostinato (obstinate bass) is a type of variation form in which a bass line, or harmonic pattern (see Chaconne; also common in Elizabethan England as Grounde) is repeated as the basis of a piece underneath variations.

Orchestration is the study or practice of writing music for an orchestra (or, more loosely, for any musical ensemble) or of adapting music composed for another medium for an orchestra. Also called “instrumentation”, orchestration is the assignment of different instruments to play the different parts (e.g., melodybassline, etc.) of a musical work. For example, a work for solo piano could be adapted and orchestrated so that an orchestra could perform the piece, or a concert band piece could be orchestrated for a symphony orchestra.

Leave a Reply