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Write a detailed comparison of any two listening selections found in the textbook.

Write a detailed comparison of any two listening selections found in the textbook.

 

Music Study Essay

This assignment requires you to write a detailed comparison of any two listening selections found in the textbook. One of the listening selections you choose must be a piece that was not assigned in the class.

Your music study should cover the following in full sentences:

  • Identify:

(1) the full titles of the pieces;(2) authors and their cultures (or nationalities);(3) the years (or approximate time) when the pieces were created.

  • Compare:

Juxtaposethe two pieces using these criteria:§instrumentation§form§harmony (if mentioned in the text book)§tempo§texture§text (if any)§the underlying meaningand/or social function of both pieces§discuss whether the pieces’ character; sacred or secular orientation? Both?

  • Evaluate:

What do you perceive to be the strengthsor weaknesses in each piece from an aesthetic point of view? This will involve subjective judgment on your part but please use examples to support your opinions.

o Requirements:

  • Minimum500words(twopages)
  • APA or MLAStyle12-point typedouble-space

The two songs for this essay will be Straight Up (A Powwow Song) by Northern Wind Singers – Courtesy of Arbor Records USA and “Krzesany po Dwa” (“Going to the Village”) performed by the Twinkle Brothers band and the Trebunia-Tutka family band.