What are the elements that define a music drama?

Week 6

Chapter 10 – What are the elements that define a music drama? 50+ words 

Chapter 11 – See how many musical compositions you can find from the twentieth century that are about war. (Use the textbook and other web sources to find compositions.  Do not simply copy and paste a website, create your own list) 

Week 7

Chapter 12 – How did the cultural and social atmosphere of the 1960s influence the development of free jazz? 100+ words

Concert Review No. 2

Students will attend two (2) concerts throughout the term.  Students will submit a paper with no less than 300 words, doubled-spaced. A program from the performance must be submitted as well (only if you attend a live performance).  You may scan the program, send an email with a picture attached or send through regular mail.

Within the body of the paper, students need to include the following: Where was the concert? What genre was it? Who were the performers? What did you notice about the performers? Do you know their backgrounds? What type of music was performed? Do some research on the composer(s)? Be sure to cite (in text citation and reference page) your sources (MLA or APA) Did the performers seem well prepared? Did you like the music they played? What did you like or dislike about the performance or the music? What was the audience like? Describe the musical elements of each piece (Melody, Harmony, Texture, Dynamics, Tempos, etc.) 

Concerts must be classical (e.g. opera, symphony, high school/college or university band, orchestra or chorus concert)  Popular concerts will not be accepted.  Concerts must be preapproved by the instructor.

Below are links to Youtube videos – You may pick and choose the videos you want to be included in your concert review.  Make sure that videos you choose  add up to at least an hour in length.  The focus of the review should be on the musical characteristics (Melody, Harmony, Texture, Dynamics, Tempo, Style and Form) 

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGQLXRTl3Z0    Time: 19:27  Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G 

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDVfbFjOFDQ        Time: 8:45  Bach Prelude and Fugue in E  Flat (St. Anne) Organ 

3.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKthRw4KjEg     Time: 10:38  Vivaldi Spring 

4.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoyNutSIB0E     Time: 19:13  Gabrieli Canzonas and Sonatas 

5.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7vJ2UFbeXA      Time: 22:01  Handel – Music for the Royal Fireworks 

6.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w_EmCYrClE   Time: 57: 25 Handel – Christmas Portion of Messiah 

7.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVXalu0p1wo   Time: 26:53   Haydn – Symphony 94 G Major (Surprise) 

8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lskKuQEVvg    Time: 11:06    Haydn – Piano Sonata in E minor 

9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ1mj9IaczQ  Time: 22:08    Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 11 A Major K 331 

10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8bZ7vm4_6M  Time: 31:32  Mozart – Symphony No. 40 in G minor 

11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8OHbbmfnW8  Time: 2:47:39  Mozart – Opera – Marriage of Figaro 

12.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neDnpgZPPvY   Time: 52:50   Mozart Requiem 

13.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsOUcikyGRk    Time: 14:31  Beethoven Moonlight Sonata (All Movements) 

14.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InxT4S6wQf4    Time 1 hour   Beethoven Symphony 3 

15.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXLKu-HglnM   Time: 42:28  Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59 No.1 

I will add to the list as we move forward.  

Example of a possible review would be: 

Videos 3, 5, 9 to make the hour long length requirement. 

Week 8

Chapter 13 – Discuss the benefits and problems associated with musical censorship. Should music be censored? If so, which music? Who should do the censoring? How should the rules be implemented and enforced? 100+ words