The paper must include the following information: Historical background of the p


The paper must include the following information:
Historical background of the piece. This should include a brief overview of the time period the work was written, the musical characteristics associated with that period, and any relevant aspects surrounding the creation of the work.
Description of a specific scene or movement. Choose a scene or movement you found particularly memorable. Discuss the musical elements (structure, form, tone color, dynamics, etc.) that are present in this section. Be sure to use appropriate terms and vocabulary in your description.
Provide personal commentary. Comment on your feelings about the piece. What aspects did you enjoy; which did you hate? Many of these pieces contain controversial elements that should be addressed. How do musical elements achieve emotional responses?
Your papers will be graded using the following rubric:
Historical Background (15 points): The writer shows a clear understanding of the circumstances and environment surrounding the creation of this musical work.
Musical Description (45 points): Writer uses appropriate terms and vocabulary in describing musical material of the piece as a whole and a specific scene/movement.
Writing Style (40 points): Paper includes all required elements, is of appropriate length, and uses appropriate grammar.


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