Musical form: more food for thought

Just something to listen to/ think about as you work on Assignment 3.

This is the rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (or Bruddah Iz, as we say in the islands). Professor Ernste mentioned it as having the form A-A-A-A…, in contrast to traditional AABA song form. So how does it manage to maintain interest over the 5 minutes? Also notice how seamlessly “What a Wonderful World” is incorporated into the song.

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