The arc in that version works because of three things: the contrast of a second melodic theme
in a new key in the C section, the dramatic movement up the octave on the repeat of the C section, and the surprise of the harmonic variation in the B1/coda.
In the same manner that repetition allows a listener to hear a melodic theme
slowly transform, the repetition in the text allows the reader to dissect a word down to the etymology and the emotion it carries.
One faculty participant described the seminar experience as being like "jazz." In jazz, the musicians begin with a melodic theme
, and each musician improvises on that theme.
It often has a dense layering of sounds, and his way of composing often involves stacking up variations on a brief melodic theme
so that they constantly change in the way they interact.
using the background music in the aim Heart Beat (1979), he explains how a melodic theme
exemplifies a particular character and is transformed across scenes according to how the roles played by that character are transformed in the story.
For in the best pop tradition - and, make no mistake, it is unashamedly poppy - Find Your Mother barely alights on one melodic theme
before flitting away to another, each as infectious as the last.
Fifty years is a basic melodic theme
with a beauty that overrides clashing discords and transfers one variation
This amazing composition kept one's interest throughout, with its varying moods, but always having a melodic theme
, with unusual rhythms.
Composers, says Roger Wojahn, can offer "a great melodic theme
that will make their spot better than they can imagine."
At the very start of the 1st movement he consciously identifies with Smetana's legacy: in response to the challenge of the first violin, the melodic theme
of the viola, then passed on to the cello, spreads out over the tremolo of the second violin.
"Solitude" is a slightly brooding ballad on which the main theme is played (arco) by bassist Bronek Suchanek; "Tango Soledad" is a drastically different take on the same melodic theme
, with the piano leading the trio in an assertive tango arrangement.