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1.9: Listening Gallery- Expository and Developmental

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    Please listen to each pair of excerpts, and indicate which is expository and which developmental.

    Excerpt 1 is expository; excerpt 2 is developmental. Excerpt 1 is developmental; excerpt 2 is expository. The first excerpt is expository. The solo piano presents a lyrical melody, supported by the orchestra. The second excerpt is developmental: It is fast changing, with an intricate dialogue between the piano and the orchestra.


    Please listen to each pair of excerpts, and indicate which is expository and which developmental.

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    excerpt 1 is expository; excerpt 2 is developmental. excerpt 1 is developmental; excerpt 2 is expository. The first excerpt is expository: It is repetitive, presenting successive statements of the theme. The second excerpt presents overlapping entrances of the theme in rapidly changing instruments and registers. It is developmental.


    Please listen to the following short work. Which predominates---the expository or the developmental?

    Exposition predominates. Development predominates. Exposition predominates: The entire piece is characterized by uninterrupted phrases, repetitions of large sections and consistency of texture.


    Please listen to the following short work. Which predominates---the expository or the developmental?

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    Exposition predominates. Development predominates. Exposition predominates. A short developmental section separates the opening thematic statement and its closing restatement.


    Please listen to the following short work. Which predominates---the expository or the developmental?

    Exposition predominates. Development predominates. Development predominates. The etude traverses the entire range of the piano, is fleet, fragmentary and non-repetitive.


    Please listen to the following short work. Which predominates---the expository or the developmental?

    Exposition predominates. Development predominates. The Prelude barely stands still. Therefore, development predominates. The music’s virtuosic character is created by its thorough, rapid progress and lack of extendive repetition.


    Please listen to the following short work. Which predominates---the expository or the developmental?

    Exposition predominates. Development predominates. Exposition predominates. The music is strongly grounded. The violin and piano play a repetitive, rhythmically continuous accompaniment that “shimmers” as the clarinet’s unfurls a long, constantly evolving tune. The Liturgie certainly has developmental attributes: The improvisatory nature of the clarinet’s line keeps the music from sounding redundant or predictable. However, the underlying stability of the accompaniment and the persistent prominence of the clarinet make this primarily an expository statement.


    This page titled 1.9: Listening Gallery- Expository and Developmental is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Anthony Brandt & Robert McClure (OpenStax CNX) .

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