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?