CH 42 LISTENING QUIZ: Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream LG 33

Which theme is heard in this excerpt? The royal hunting party, closing theme
How does Mendelssohn set the mood of the royal hunting party? fanfare in the brass
The melodic contour of this theme heard in the beginning of this excerpt is ascending, then descending.
Theme 2 (The young lovers)The young lovers theme is all of these answers.
How does Mendelssohn characterize the donkey’s heehaw? disjunct leaps in the melody
Transitional theme (The royal court at Athens)Which describes the dynamics heard in this excerpt? fortissimo
Which characterizes the Dance of the fairies theme? light, dancelike
Which describes the dynamics heard in this excerpt? pianissimo
Which instrument group is playing this theme? violins
Which theme is heard in this excerpt? The young lovers, theme 2

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