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F Major

Episode 4 of 5

Ivan Hewett talks with French horn player Roger Montgomery about the key of F major and its association with pastoral music and hunting sounds.

Ivan Hewett explores the question of why certain musical keys have become associated with particular moods. For example, why is A major almost always employed by composers to write optimistic, even ecstatic music? And how has E minor become the key of choice for portraying menace and tragedy?

In this programme, French horn player ,Roger Montgomery explains why F major is traditionally associated with pastoral and hunting sounds.

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14 minutes

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Tue 17 Jul 2012 09:30