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Using the music selection from the below give a detailed discussion.
Your written answer will include two elements:
1. A discussion of the piece in general, including: its musical context and characteristics; its
cultural context; etc. (What kind of piece is it? What information do you know about it?
2. A listening guide, much like those in Resonances, which includes timestamps of specific
moments in the music where noticeable events occur (ex.: new section; style change;
change in musical elements such as tempo, timbre, texture, dynamics, etc.). In the
listening guides in Resonances, these moments are illustrated in columns: “Time” and
“What to listen for.” A good example is the guide for “You’ll Be Back” on pp 81-82. ( included in files)Do not include a “Form” column.
Beyoncé – Don’t Hurt Yourself https://youtu.be/xnMnZURoztQi
Compete each question in this section. There is no set amount, answers must be complete and thorough 1. We closely examined two classical masterpieces, J.S. Bach’s Sleepers, Wake and Florence
Price’s Symphony No 1. Discuss the context of the premieres of these pieces, the works as
examples of their forms, and the thematic material each composer based the compositions on ( notes about each are in the files)
2. Discuss in detail how Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is ground-breaking in its use of music,
treatment of characters, approach to story-telling, etc.
3. Compare and discuss the styles of jazz we examined in class:
● Hard Bop
● Modal Jazz (Modality)
The discussion must include the characteristics of each of these styles of jazz, and where
applicable, use pieces which we explored as examples. Discuss how the examples you’ve
chosen illustrate these styles.