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Unformatted text preview: Student ID:_____________ Chapter 33/2 Preview Between the World Wars: The Classical Tradition DUE MONDAY, March 31 1. What were the two new trends in American composition? (2) Experimentalist or ultramodernist – focused on developing new musical resources Americanist – blending nationalism with a new populism inspired by the depression 2. How did composers procure performances of their new works? (1) They formed their own organizations 3. Varese composed with spatial concepts and sound masses in mind. What did this mean in his compositions? (4) Sound masses are a body of sounds characterized by a particular timbre, register, rhythm, and melodic gesture, which may be stable or may be gradually be transformed. Verese wanted to break away from conventional melody, harmony, rhythm, and pulse he and so he thought of music as spatial. 4. Detail two ways Henry Cowell asks performers to create clusters. (2) pressing the keys with the fist or forearm The player strums the piano strings while holding down three and four note chords on the keyboard...
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