Music Composition Assignments for 1.26.2018
Your assignment will be due January 31st to me by email. Please send electronic copies of both the original and the edited work. Once I get them, I’ll put them all in a Dropbox file for us all to be able to access for listening and critique.
We also discussed in class some modern songs that use classical/art music forms. Below are some of the links we discussed:
Louie, Louie uses a melodic ostinato in the keyboard/organ. Even though the rhythm changes, the melody remains the same throughout the whole song.
Every Breath You Take by The Police is a rondo form, which has essentially the same material repeated multiple times.
ABACAB by Genesis is also a rondo form, as indicated by the title.
I’m Telling You is an ABA aria form, very popular in the Baroque period, and starts with sung dialogue, essentially a recitative.
My musical happy moment, leftover from Christmas, is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer remade in the style of a 9th century plainsong.