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2 © The Music Teachers Resource Site Copying allowed only for use in subscribing institution The Hare and the Tortoise By Mark Slater Programme Music

3 © The Music Teachers Resource Site Copying allowed only for use in subscribing institution Part 1 - Introduction Pastoral scene setting music Slow music gives a calm atmosphere Ornaments in the flute Sustained chords Dialogue between flute and oboe Use of triangle and glockenspiel

4 © The Music Teachers Resource Site Copying allowed only for use in subscribing institution Part 1 - Introduction

5 © The Music Teachers Resource Site Copying allowed only for use in subscribing institution Part 2 – Theme for hare Disjunct note movement (leaps about) Fast speed contrasts with slow introduction High pitched – lively Texture – monophonic at first, then polyphonic Triplets give bouncy feel

6 © The Music Teachers Resource Site Copying allowed only for use in subscribing institution Part 2 – Theme for hare

7 © The Music Teachers Resource Site Copying allowed only for use in subscribing institution Part 3 – Theme for tortoise Low pitch played on bassoon in minor key Plodding in staccato woodwind chords Slow speed Brass chord section to theme give stately feel to the music Conjunct note movement

8 © The Music Teachers Resource Site Copying allowed only for use in subscribing institution Part 3 – Theme for tortoise

9 © The Music Teachers Resource Site Copying allowed only for use in subscribing institution Part 4 – Hare meets tortoise and starts boasting Hare theme is anticipated Bassoon from tortoise dialogues with hare theme Pitch rises (boasting?) Triplet theme gives bouncy feel to music Percussion added to give music more rhythm

10 © The Music Teachers Resource Site Copying allowed only for use in subscribing institution Part 4 – Hare meets tortoise and starts boasting

11 © The Music Teachers Resource Site Copying allowed only for use in subscribing institution Part 5 – Race starts and tortoise gets left behind A snare drum roll and chromatic rising scale signals the start of the race Parts of the hare theme and tortoise theme are heard together Played quickly with a plodding bass (the tortoise?) Pedal bass used (held on bass note) at times Hare theme heard in a rising figure passed around the instruments and changing key Hare theme appears fragmented at the end and slows down

12 © The Music Teachers Resource Site Copying allowed only for use in subscribing institution Part 6 – Hare lies down and goes to sleep Music slows down in a descending chromatic pattern Low, sustained bassoon note and quiet cymbal represent sleep Pastoral theme from the beginning gives a peaceful atmosphere and provide a contrast to the busy race music.

13 © The Music Teachers Resource Site Copying allowed only for use in subscribing institution Part 6 – Hare lies down and goes to sleep

14 © The Music Teachers Resource Site Copying allowed only for use in subscribing institution Part 7 - Tortoise catches up, overtakes hare and wins race. Tortoise theme heard in bass instruments with counter melody above Tortoise theme becomes more optimistic and is transformed into a major key Trumpet fanfare figure heard quietly (victory on its way?)

15 © The Music Teachers Resource Site Copying allowed only for use in subscribing institution Part 7 - Tortoise catches up, overtakes hare and wins race.

16 © The Music Teachers Resource Site Copying allowed only for use in subscribing institution Part 8 – Hare wakes up! Hare theme is anticipated with glockenspiel note (waking up?) Timp crescendo as the hare realises what has happened (angry?) Chromatic rising figure as hare jumps to his feet Repeated motif from hare theme is heard then dies away.

17 © The Music Teachers Resource Site Copying allowed only for use in subscribing institution Part 9 - Conclusion Music returns to opening pastoral scene Calm ending this time without the hare theme interrupting the calmness.


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