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Slow Movement from Haydns Emperor Quartet OP 76 NO 3 The slow movement from Haydns Emperor Quartet is said to be one of Haydns greatest works He uses a simple yet classic melody throughout his piece that is the underlying feature of this movement The melody is in the form AABCC but the movement itself is in the style of theme and variations The music in the movement is played sweetly dolce and is in cut time The Introduction to Haydns Emperor Quartet is in GM and has the violin 1 playing the melody The cello and the Viola have similar rhythmic parts that are playing important harmonies to the violin 1 part The second violin is harmonizing the melody Variation 1 is a duet between the two violins where the cello and the viola do not play Violin 2 has the melody throughout the variation Violin 1 is playing sets of semiquavers which give the different harmonies in this variation Most of the notes in the violin 1 part are in intervals of 3rds and 5ths or are in scale order This variation is always soft sempre piano In the next variation the bass instrument of the quartet has the melody the cello The violin 1 plays on the off beats for most of the variation with groups of semiquavers filled in as a small counter melody Violin 2 is harmonizing between the melody and the violin 1 part The viola is playing long notes every so often emphasizing the melody Variation 2 is quite heavy and dense in harmonies and instruments in contrast to the first variation which was quite light In variation 3 the viola has the melody Throughout this variation there are mostly three instruments playing at one time The instrument that do not have the melody come in and out though the piece Violin 1 comes in with the viola at the beginning and
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