Listening journal Music

 

Review and listen to ALL music from Chapters 8 through 11 on the Baroque Era. Choose 2 pieces of music to write about in a Listening Journal Entry. These two, separate entries, should add up to approximately one full, single spaced page, and be submitted in Blackboard by the start of class (1:25pm) on Monday October 9th. Listening journals will be available in Blackboard for 5 days after the due date. However, journals will lose 10% each day they are late. This journal will be worth 40 points. Once again, I strongly recommend that you write the journal in a standard program such as Microsoft Word, and upload your journal to this assignment through the link below: Attach File > Browse My Computer. Do NOT write it in the “comments” section below as it will appear as a huge jumble of words with no separations or paragraphs.

Please choose 2 songs/pieces that can be vocal or instrumental music. Do NOT choose 2 sections or movements of the same piece, but rather two different pieces. If you choose a vocal piece you MUST read the listening guides in your textbook that provide translations of the words into English. There is NO EXCUSE for not understanding what they’re singing about, when you discuss the piece. Don’t guess. Use the available resources. Your entries should include proper use of music vocabulary, and try to make detailed comments, not broad generalizations. 

When you begin your discussion of each piece, please include the TITLE of the larger work, the specific song or movement, and the COMPOSER. Imagine your reader knows very little about music.

In the journal entry you should discuss: What do you hear? What is going on in the piece? How does the music develop compositionally or sound-wise throughout the piece? What are the instruments or vocal ranges being used? What genre and/or style are they playing/singing? What distinguishes this piece of music from others you know and have listened to? What do you like about this music? What do you not like? Do you have an emotional response to the music? Be specific and describe what you hear. You should use vocabulary words that you have learned so far, and your own words to describe the music.

Dido and Aeneas

The Coronation of Poppea

Brandenburg Concerto

Bach, Fugue 1 in C Major

Bach, Gigue from Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor

Royal Fireworks Music