Ok folks. Here is your first music journal assignment. Choose one of the works we are currently working on and apply it to one of the following options. This assignment will be due on November 9, 2012. Do not e-mail the assignment. Turn it in during rehearsal.
- Option #1- Listen to the piece and evaluate the techniques of the composer. Does this composer use traditional forms; does he/she use colorful orchestration, what is the most significant element for this composer (melody, rhythm, form), etc.? How might you characterize the style/aesthetic of this composer? Write a document relating your thoughts (roughly 200 words).
- Option #2- Read an article on the composer and/or the specific piece we are performing and write a short synopsis (roughly 200 words). Feel free to critique the author’s thoughts. Include bibliographical material.
- Option #3- Listen to three different recordings of the piece. Write what you liked and did not like from each one (roughly 200 words). Include bibliographical material.