Choose one of the Week 2 listening examples, which are embedded in Chapter 2 “Early Western…

Choose one of the Week 2 listening examples, which are embedded in Chapter 2 “Early Western…

Choose one of the Week 2 listening examples, which are embedded in Chapter 2 “Early Western Art Music” of the course e-text and in the Week 2 Lesson. (Music from the Middle Ages or Renaissance only, no Dylan, Baez, or Cash, etc.) After listening, address the following 6 questions:

  • How did the music make you feel? Why?
  • What was the mood of the music? Why do you say that?
  • How would you move your body to the music? Why did you choose that movement?
  • What facial expression would you associate with the music and why?
  • Did the music make you think of a specific person, place or thing?
  • What did you picture in your mind while listening? Why?

At the end of your response include one or two words you would use to describe the following musical elements of your chosen listening example: melody, harmony, texture, and rhythm.

Include an explanation of why you selected those terms to describe your chosen composition. Refer to Chapter 2 in the course text for a detailed explanation of these important musical terms.

Initial posts are to be a minimum of 250 words. Include the title of the composition and its composer in your answer.

Choices:

Kyrie eleison” (excerpt) from Gregorian Vespers

“Sumer is icumen in” (excerpt), composer unknown (13th c.)

“If ye love me” (excerpt) by Thomas Tallis (16th c.)

“Resonet in laudibus” by Orlande de Lassus.

Isorhythms example: “Moteto Vos qui admiramini” by Philippe de Vitry.

From the “Fifth Book of Madrigals,” 1st piece, Cruda Amarilli by Claudio Monteverdi

“O frondens” from the Ordo Virtutum

Choose one of the Week 2 listening examples, which are embedded in Chapter 2 “Early Western…

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