Music Appreciation


Choose three 20th century selections and compare (includes listening)
Wozzeck, Excerpt from Act III by Alban Berg
Ritual Melodies by Jonathan Harvey
Sextet by Steve Reich
General William Booth Enters Into Heaven by Charles Ives
Pavanne by Gabriel Faure, arr. Ogerman (Bill Evans)
Concerto Grosso 1985 by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
The Young Person’s Guide to Orchestra by Benjamin Britten
Choose three of these seven listening selections above and compare their
compositional techniques. Why do they sound so different from each other and yet are
still from the same time period? Of the three you discuss, which do you like the most?
To establish your opinions, be sure you have read the 15-page Lecture from 1900 to
1960 and the 11-page Lecture on New Music from 1960 in the 20th Century.
Use some of the Concert Report guidelines found here to help you describe your
experience of these pieces. How helpful are these guidelines for recorded music?
Don’t forget to cite your outside research sources at the bottom of the paper for full
credit. Use only university databases, online encyclopedia, etc. citation is in html
format not mla.