This is an exercise in comparative analytics. On our Blackboard site (under
Assignments) you will find a score of the first of the Orchestral Symphonies of Carl
Philipp Emanuel Bach. The PDF file there includes the entire symphony, alt
During the last weeks of this quarter we concentrate our attention on just three major
figures. Such an approach omits a number of significant figures whose careers and
works put them at the forefront of musical life in their own day.
Guidelines for the In-Class Portion
of the Final Exam
In blue books to be provided, you will be asked to write three substantial essays on questions to
be chosen by you from a list similar to the following (most of these sample questions will in
Preparing for the Midterm Exam
At the beginning of the hour you will hear two excerpt from works we have not studied.
Several questions will be keyed to each excerpt. General review is the best way to
prepare for this section of the exam.
WESTERN MUSIC, 1600-1800
Sections 20 and 21
Winter Quarter, 2014
For this first project, imagine that you are the composer Francesco Cavalli, preparing to return
home to Venice in 1662 after the wretched reception of your opera Ercole