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82                                            A URAL CULTURE :
the time-signature and to indicate the speed of the music as nearly as you can.
15.    Find one or two instances of the old-style Minuet in the music of Bach or Handel.
16.     Describe as nearly as you can the difference botwecn a Harpsichord and a Clavichord.
17.    Why is it that the passages written by the old masters for the Harpsichord and the Clavichord never exceed the stretch of the five fingers of each hand ? State why the following passage could never have been written for either of these instruments : —
18.    Name some of the dances found in the Suitos of Bach and Handel.
19.    State anything you know of the origin of the Gavotte!
20.    In what notable respect does a Gavotte differ from a Bourree ?
21.     Writo four bars of tune of your own, in the style of each of these dances, to illustrate this difference. Prefix time-signatures, and indicato the approximate speed of each.
22.    Try to find one or two pieces of music (by any standard composor) in which some little fragment of tune is reproduced from time to time in different forms, and with varying expression, thus forming a kind of " text" or " motto " to the whole piece.
N.B.—Some of the movements in the Sonatas of Beethoven, notably tho Scherzos, will provide excellont example of this.
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