Analysis Of Blue Rondo A La Turk

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Blue Rondo A La Turk instrumental features a terrible solo piano and a percussion group. In regards the instrument embraces a piano, alto saxophone, bass, and drums. The work is written in a classical rondo format. It demonstrates the recurring theme A with additional themes. Brubeck decided to try something new, and used 9/8 meter, but the unique part of it was the way he used it. He separated it into (2+2+2+3)/8 then, (3+3+3) and repeats. This is known as a compound triple meter. Since it contains three beats, which are then separated into three parts. This forms the pattern (A-B-A-C-A-D-A-E), for the themes.
Within the music you will hear a wonderful folk tune. The folk tune derives from the Turkish, by combining multiple cultural values.
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