2nd and 3rd of June 2015
I worked on developing and expanding the middle section (playful animals) of the piece using repetition and variation through octave displacement (moving single notes up or down 8 steps). As there are so many constantly changing accidentals (sharps and flats) I removed the key signature and included accidentals bar by bar where needed. Staccato articulation (short and detached notes) plays a large role in conveying the fun and playful mood and character of the music in this middle section. The following figure 11.1 shows an example of the development of this playful animals section.