This essay focuses on The musical selections. Choose one of the musical selections provided below in the assignment folder. Listen to the selection. Then, answer the questions below to the best of your ability. It would be advisable to read through the questions and listen to the music keeping them in mind.
You may need to listen more than once!
For questions 1 – 3,
you may need to use the Internet to find your answers.
For questions 4 – 11,
please answer in your own words!
Answers that are copied from the internet are plagiarize and will result in a ZERO for the assignment.
IN YOUR SUBMISSION,
number your answers and provide COMPLETE sentences.
You DO NOT need to copy the questions into your submission.
For questions 1 – 9,
please answer with 1 or more sentences.
For questions 10 and 11,
please answer with 3 or more sentences.
THE SONG I CHOSE IS “HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/QTT1OSZXKYG BY:WILLIAM GRANT STILL: DANZAS DE PANAMA, “CUMBIA Y CONGO”
What is the title of this work?
Who is the composer of this work?
(Be careful – the composer, or, the person who wrote the piece, is NOT the same as the performer!)
What year was it composed?
What instruments do you hear?
(Be as specific as you can.) If there are voices, are they male, female, or a combination?
Do you hear a solo voice, two solo voices or more, or maybe a choir?
Describe the beat you hear.
Does it have a steady pulse you can snap your fingers to?
Or does the beat vary?
Would you say this selection is fast or slow, or a combination?
Is the work loud or soft, or a combination?
Are there shifts in dynamics (loud and soft)?
If so, is it sudden or gradual?
What things do you hear (instruments, beat, dynamics, etc.) that affect the emotion of the piece, and how would you describe the emotion?
Do you like this work?
Why or why not?
(Please write a minimum of 3 sentences.)
What do you feel when you listen to this piece?
(Please write a minimum of 3 sentences.