The At 2 : Beginning Of What Will Be A Very Polyphonic Section

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The oboe at 2:26 is the beginning of what will be a very polyphonic section (2:26-3:03). The oboe sound here is the perfect intro/opening to this section because it is welcoming and almost reminds me of springtime. It starts off by moving up the scale slowly and then returning to the tonic. It then moves quickly up the scale and returns to the tonic. It is very legato and happy sounding. The flute at 2:26 is very whimsical and involves a lot of switching between 2 notes with small intervals. It complements the opening oboe well and contributes to the happy spring like opening to the section. When the clarinet chimes in at 2:31 it immediately pierces the ear and takes over the section. The melody goes up once in pitch, and then quickly falls and rises again. The high note is then held for an extended period of time until the clarinet trickles out of the note by descending the scale. This melody is repeated for the whole section by the clarinet. There are some slight variations, but for the most part the melody stays the same and is repeated for the whole section. There are times where it is tough to hear the clarinet due to the other instruments but it is there. The low instruments that come in at 2:39 bring a whole new mood to the section. Their different timbre brings a sense of danger approaching. The constant strike of the cello gives the piece a profound beat and almost sounds like the big mean footsteps of danger approaching. The introduction of the

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