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Unformatted text preview: Music 120 Autumn 2009 Week 3 Sections Journal B Please listen to all three pieces discussed below, take notes on them according to the questions asked, and be prepared to discuss all of them in class. Then choose and write about two of the following three topics (~3/4 page per topic): 1. In the Hallelujah Chorus for Messiah , George Frideric Handel uses a variety of polyphonic, homophonic, and monophonic textures, changing quickly from one to the other. Read the text closely (see Kamien) and discuss why you think Handel chose specific textures for specific lines of text. 2. In Baroque music, each movement of a composition usually has a single affect or emotional state. How would you characterize the affect of the text of the fourth movement (Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, see Kamien) of Johann Sebastian Bachs...
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