Symphony No. 1 Afro-American
by William Grant Still
Jazzy, blue-ish. Symphonic (duh)
Symphony No. 5 in D minor, 4th movement
D MINOR - that slow vs fast last section (victorious?/insincere?)
Billy the Kid
Farmy sound, f
Due June 12, 2014
Responses to the following questions should be submitted via the Assignments tab of
Blackboard (where you will find this information copied) by Thursday, June 12, at 5:00
pm. Late submissions will be
Question 1c notes
Verdi, Wagner, Bizet
Describe how they all built upon, but also challenged, the prevailing conventions of
Compare & contrast their approaches, ideas about operas, and the operas
May have to reference earlier opera(s) to
Question 2.2 notes
During and since the 1800s (to early 2000s), becoming more museum culture >
focused on the continued performance of past works.
Why and how did this come about?
Consequences of this shift for composers? (aesthetics, compositional techni
Question 2.3 notes
Address the problem of defining historical periods (1800-2000s)
Where are the significant break(s) that would lead to a meaningful periodization?
What separates the music on each side of these lines from the other?
Consider musical work
Professor Scott D. Paulin
Music History 216
June 12, 2014
Final Exam Essays
A composer who fully explored the concept of control was Oliver Messiaen with
his composition Mode de valeurs et dintensits. The work was composed in the style of
1950 - present
Composers who explored the limits of both control and chance, and finding a balance
between these poles.
Exclude Boulez and Cage
Name 3 composers
Explore range of approaches to this compositional problem
Explore the range of mus