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anders01
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posted: 10/6/2006 at 8:15:11 PM ET
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Hey there, can anyone help me with a definition for the term Rocket theme in relation to the classical period, probably pertaining to mozart? am currently taking music theory course, and cannot find any answers on line, your help is appreciated


maintube
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posted: 10/17/2006 at 11:43:16 PM ET
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I think the reference is to the "Mannheim Rocket".
See this link to read about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannheim_rocket

madrigal
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Rocket Theme is a contribution made by Mannheim School of Music in 18th century which involves the use of a series of rapidly ascending broken chords from lowest range of the bass line to the very top of the soprano line.

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Rocket theme: quick and aggressively rhythmic theme rising rapidy from low to high register. For example the opening in Mozart's Eine Kleine Nacht Music


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