Scenen aus Goethes Faust: A performer's analysis. Page: 8
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beginning with line 3163 "Du kanntest mich, O kleiner Engel, wieder, gleich als ich in den
Garten kam?" (Did you, O little Angel, recognize me when I came into the garden?) and
continues through line 3192 " Wonne zu ftihlen, die ewig sein muss!" (To feel rapture, that must
be eternal!) without any major changes to Goethe's original text except that he has Faust sing
"suiss Liebchen" (sweet darling) twice. He cuts to the scene "Ein Gartenhauschen" (a garden
bower) where Mephistopheles interrupts Faust and Gretchen with the line "Es ist wohl Zeit zu
scheiden" (It is now time to go).
An example of Schumann's compositional technique is the use of recurring musical
motives in the orchestra providing the musical continuity in a basically through-composed piece.
An example of a scene in which Schumann uses recurring motives is Scene 1, "Scene im
Garten." Schumann utilizes a short arpeggiated motive outlining the tonic on beats 1 and 2 in the
cello line which is answered by a motive in the first violins on beats 3 and 4 (see Figure 3).
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Figure 3: "Scene im Garten," m 1.
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