underscore

Candidate: 
Title of Event/Media: 
Paygap
Type of Event/Media: 
Type of Music: 
underscore
Date: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Notes: 
Uploaded to Hillary Clinton's YouTube page on November 3, 2015. The underscore’s instrumentation features piano, orchestral strings, and a bell. The piano part plays a three-pitch figure that moves in stepwise motion. The figure is repeated four times before being transposed downward for four measures, and then subsequently returning to the original pitch. The bell is played lightly every two beats, providing a steady rhythmic pulse for the underscore. The orchestral string arrangement outlines the harmonic movement of the piece. The music is light, hopeful, and supports Clinton’s inspirational words without distracting from the message.