Music Appreciation Short Essay

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 Fauré, 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? Why? 

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