Song analysis data_Debussy.xlsx
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Analysis Stage 1
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POEM TITLE
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Setting
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1. Metre / ProsodyNotes
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Verse metre + changes
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Total no of poem syllables (official)0
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Total no of poem syllables set (official count)0
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Total no of syllables sung (excluding line / word repetition)
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No of 'extra' syllables (excluding line/word repetition)0
gives an idea of how many additional mute es (e.g. line-end) included in setting
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Total no of syllables sung (including line/word repetition)
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Total no of notes in vocal line
gives idea of % syllabic / melismatic setting
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Song metre (time signature) + changes
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No of beats per bar + changes
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Total no of bars
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Total no of beats0
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No of syllables where stress falls unusually
subjective decision - looking, e.g. closely at down beat / word/syllable at that point, any unstressed syllables place on high notes, unusual treatment of the caesura and/or splitting the metrical line etc. Emphasis here is on 'normal' stress of words being disrupted. Enjambement normally considered below.
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Musical metre description
subjective decision
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% syllable tension#DIV/0!
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% syllable / beat tension#DIV/0!
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% syllabic setting (over 100% = % melismatic)#DIV/0!
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% of mute es added (as % of 'official' syllabic count set)
#DIV/0!
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2. Form / Structure
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Total no of poem lines (official)
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No of stanzas (official)
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No of lines per stanza (official)
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No of poem lines set to music (excluding line repetition)
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No of stanzas set to music
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No of line / half-line repetitions (music)
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Poem enjambement (no line breaks this covers - give details)
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Treatment of enjambement (no lines overlap music + sense unit)
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Total no of bars
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Song phrase length (average no. bars)
subjective decision
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Musical phrases per stanza
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Total no. of bars per stanza (melody)
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Total no of musical phrases (melody)
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Total no of bars sung
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Total no. of bars intro/interludes/coda
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Any mismatch?0
this accepts that 'bars' is quite a loose mechanism - some phrases start at the end of a previous bar, e.g.
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Total of musical phrases (including intro/interludes/coda)
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Key / tonality (primary)
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Key changes?Y/N
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If Y, do they match stanza break/change?
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If Y, give details
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Harmonic phrase direction (melody)
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Harmonic phrase direction (accompaniment)
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Strophic setting?Y/N
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If N, structure (ABA ternary / through-composed etc.)
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% of poem set to music (lines)#DIV/0!
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% of poem set to music (stanzas)#DIV/0!
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% formal/strutural (mis)match poem / music (no. of phrases set)
#DIV/0!
does not account for harmonic structure, does not factor in introductions / interludes / codas
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% of singing throughout song (no of bars with singing)
#DIV/0!
Any mismatch?
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% of music with no words (no of bars with no/little singing)
#DIV/0!#DIV/0!
(over 100% accepts that 'bars' is a rough guideline)
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% enjambement maintained#DIV/0!
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3. Sound properties / repetition (based on text set)
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Rhyme scheme
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Ryyme sounds
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Vowel prevalence? (assonance)Y/N
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If Y, which ones?
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If Y, how many syllables does this cover?
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Consonant prevalence? (alliteration)Y/N
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If Y, which ones?
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If Y, how many syllables does this cover?
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Word repetition in poem?Y/N
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If Y, which ones?
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If Y, how many syllables does this cover?
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Total no of words set (excluding repetition)
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Word repetition in song but not in poem?Y/N
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If Y, which ones?
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If Y, how many words does this cover?
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If Y, how many syllables does this cover?
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Note repetition? (significant only)Y/N
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If Y, which ones?
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If Y, how many notes does this cover?
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Any doubling of vocal part with RH piano?Y/N
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If Y, how many bars?
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If strophic setting, total amount of 'original' material (no bars)
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% words repeated in song (but not already in poem)
#DIV/0!
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% melodic doubling by piano RH (no bars)#DIV/0!
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% bars of original musical material (not repeated) in song
#DIV/0!
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4. Semantics / word-painting
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Main poem themes (list)
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Musical indication of interpretation? (state)
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Any musical figuralismes?Y/N
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If Y, which ones?
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If Y, how many syllables does this cover?
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If Y how many notes does this cover?
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Any musical semantics which are NOT indicated in the text?
Y/N
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If Y, what?
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If Y, how many notes does this cover?
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Any figuralismes which do OPPOSITE to text?Y/N
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If Y, what?
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