Concert Report

Attend one live, classical music concert this semester. Choose three works from the concert to analyze. Using notes taken during the concert, analysis the three works following the rubric below. Complete an analysis and comparison of the form and features of the three works. Use terminology you have learned in the course. Write a five-page report. Before you begin, please review the writing tips found in Putting Music Into Words chapters and the guidelines and sample report in Appendix III: Reporting on the Concert Experience in your textbook. A good concert report will meet all of the criteria below: Uses musical terminology correctly. Shows understanding of concepts. Shows understanding of the different elements of music (melody, meter, harmony, form, dynamics, tempo, instrumentation). Shows an understanding that elements change as a piece progresses. Discusses works and movements from the concert, recognizing differences in styles. Includes some information about the work from lecture/book/program notes. Music 2 Concert Review Grading Rubric Choose three works (solo pieces, chamber pieces or orchestral works) from among those performed at the concert you attended. I. INTRODUCTION – 10 pts Name of concert Time and date of concert Write a short Introductory paragraph presenting your theme or focus. II. GENERAL DESCRIPTION – 20 pts Title of each piece Name and dates of each composer (ie. John Doe (1952—2010) Time Periods of each piece: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th c and 21st c. Larger form or genre: chamber music, opera, symphony, ballet, lieder, etc. Name of ensemble or artists who performed the pieces you listened to. III. LISTENING DESCRIPTION – 20 pts Listen to each piece. Write a detailed, narrative summary of each composition discussing three of the musical elements below. Use terminology discussed in class. Melody: congruent, disjunct, wide, narrow, diatonic, chromatic, 12-tone, etc. Rhythm: use of rhythm both stylistic and as a compositional element Texture: monophony, polyphony, homophony, etc. Timbre: tone qualities of vocal and instrumental forces Form: detailed discussion of smaller structures of movements and larger forms Use terms learned in class in your analysis. IV. COMPARE AND CONTRAST – 20 pts (use your own words) Write at least two pages comparing and contrasting the three pieces form and features How do they compare thematically, instrumentally, stylistically or compositionally? Provide specific examples using terminology studied in this course. Cite sources in the compositions to illustrate your perceptions. Remember this is a scholarly paper and must be written in the third person. V. CONCLUSION – 10 pts End with a conclusion that sums up your research findings. Explain how you have proven there is a common theme, style, instrumentation or form among all three pieces from different eras. VI. REFERENCE PAGE – 10 pts List the recordings and performers you listened to List at least three required scholarly sources. List all the research materials you have used to complete this research assignment. Be sure to use correct MLA citation format. NOTE: Scholarly online sources are allowed. However, they must be from a book, peer reviewed journal or article by qualified individuals. Do not use Wikipedia or your textbook as cited sources. These online platforms can be good starting points only. List all the research materials you have used to complete this research assignment.


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