Short Written Assignment: Critical Listening-Music of the 19th Century & Romanticism
Choose a composition that you enjoyed listening to from our “Music of the 19th Century & Romanticism” learning module. Write about the piece considering the following guiding questions:
Why do you like the piece?
Who wrote the piece?
When was the piece written?
Why was the piece written?
Where was the piece written?
Is the piece similar to other pieces you have heard in this class or elsewhere?
How does the piece make you feel?
Does the piece have a distinctive form?
What is the texture of the piece?
How would you describe the melody? Harmony? Rhythm?
What are the performing forces (instrumentation)?
If there are lyrics to the piece, talk about them. What do they mean? How does the music help convey a sense of the text?
This writing assignment should be a minimum of 250 words in length. This assignment is submitted online and will be checked by Turnitin for plagiarized sources and against a database of previously submitted assignments. It is imperative that you include all citations (in-text) and references listed at the end of your submission. List all references at the end of your submission in MLA, APA or Chicago formats. Please review the sample short written assignment (found in the START HERE module) as a style guide.
To avoid plagiarism in your writing, you should always accurately cite your sources using one of the major citation formats: MLA, APA, and Chicago Style. (This rule of thumb applies for this class and any other class you take at Chabot or elsewhere.)