Classical Music/Music Tempo

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gtB3AT8wjU


What do you think the tempo of this piece is?
Can you please explain why?

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Charles E.J. Moulton
Charles E.J. Moulton  
Hi Daisy,

The piece is in the Andante tempo, which is 100 beats a minute.
That means that there is an emphasis on every 4th beat.
Every phrase has its own rhythm with interludes in between.
The first long note on the end of each phrase is the first beat of that bar.
Conducting it in 2/2 (two half notes which equals 4 forths but simply emphasizes a slower tempo in Largo) would not work because the rhythm dictates a syncopated rhythm on each single forth note.
Ba-bada-baah (Interlude) Ba-bada-baah (Interlude)
It sounds like a mix between a rhumba, a slow bossanova and jazz.

Hope my answer could help you.

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Charles E.J. Moulton

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Expertise: vocal training, piano, guitar, composition, operatic history, musical history, history of musical theatre and jazz, Swedish musical history. I am educated at the Vienna Music Academy, Vienna Conservatory Opera School, St. Sigfrid's Music Academy. I have sung over 60 operatic and musical roles and performed in over 100 stage productions. I am a teacher of music, drama, and voice, have studied classical guitar and have been a concert singer for close to 30 years (classical, oratory, rock, pop, big band, jazz) I can answer most questions in this area

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STAGE EXPERIENCE (SELECTION OUT OF 100 PRODUCTIONS SINCE 1981) 2013 ALMOSINIER DER ROSENKAVALIER Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen 2012 HENRY DAVIES STREET SCENE Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen 2011 FARFARELLO DIE LIEBE ZU DEN 3 ORANGEN Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen 2010 SAM TROUBLE IN TAHITI Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen 2008 ZUNIGA CARMEN Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen 2007 MASETTO DON GIOVANNI Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen 2004 SPRECHER DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE Junge Kammeroper Köln 2003 SCAR DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN Hafentheater Hamburg 2002 APOSTEL JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Bad Hersfelder Festspiele 2001 BIG BOPPER BUDDY – DAS MUSICAL Neue Metropol Hamburg 1997 KOUKOL/Ensemble TANZ DER VAMPIRE Raimund Theater, Wien 1997 Various Roles BROADWAY MUSICAL NIGHT On European Tour 1994 TEUFEL MONSIEUR BON-BON Edgar Allan Poe im Aera Theater SPECIAL SKILLS, SPECIAL INFORMATION TRILINGUAL EXPERIENCE: Opera, Musical, Pop, Rock, Swing, Oratory, Acting, Films, Teaching, Directing, Historical Tour guiding, Subtitle Translation, Voice-Over, Commercials, Professional Translation, Poetry readings, Songwriting, MC LANGUAGES: English, Swedish, German – Fluent / Italian, French Basic Knowledge VOCAL RANGE: Low C – High A INSTRUMENTS: Piano, Guitar HERITAGE: Artistic Family REPERTOIRE: OPERA: Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Halevy, Bizet, Offenbach, Wagner, Mozart, Händel LIEDER: Schubert, Strauss, Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Mendelsohn, Tosti, Nordqvist MUSICAL: Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Rodgers, Loesser, Lane, Lloyd-Webber, Menken

Organizations
Musiktheater im Revier The 4-Men Trio The JR Swing Connection BVK VdO

Publications
My articles about vocal training and stage work has appeared in, among others: FANFAIRE MAGAZINE VOCAL IMAGES TIDNINGEN KULTUREN BAROMETERN WRITER'S CAFÉ

Education/Credentials
1985 – 87 Vienna Musical Academy Training 1988 – 89 St. Sigfrid’s Music Academy, Växjö, Sweden 1989 – 92 Seasonal historical tour guiding, Renaissance castle, Kalmar, Sweden 1989 – 95 Vienna Music Academy, Vocal and Stage Department 1993 – 1996 High School Diploma Studies, Long Distance Learning, Average: A – 1996 Vienna Conservatory Opera School 1999 – 2001 ICS Academy Glasgow, Child Psychology Studies (Diploma

Past/Present Clients
International Theatre Vienna, Vienna's English Theatre, Diepold Productions, Vienna Chamber Opera, Neue Metropol Theatre Hamburg, Young Opera Cologne, Opera Bonn, Opera Aachen, Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen, Vereinigte Bühnen Vienna, Aera Theatre Vienna, Lion King Theatre Hamburg, Kronoberg Theatre Sweden, Musikhalle Hamburg, St. Paul's Cathedral Recklinghausen, St. Aposteln Cologne, Vienna Modern Masters

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