Repertoire, Score Prep

Use of patterns/repetition in music of lasting worth.

Listen to episode #17, "The Significant Role of Repetition in Music," of the podcast What Music Means to Me. Discuss if/how this changes your impression of the role of repetition in music. For the podcast guide, click here.

Discuss the use of REPETITION in the opening to the 1st movement of Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor (K. 550):

A fantastic example of economy of material is the second movement ("Allegro molto") of Aaron Copland's THIRD SYMPHONY. Here's the motive:

Here's an example of it's extensive use: