Contrast of Mood or Unity of Mood?, Music composer comparison assignment help

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Go to the other group forum and compare your composer’s work with the composers from a different genre. For example, if you are in the Baroque group you will go to the Classical group and compare your composer’s work with at least two composers in the Classical period. You must complete this part by the end of the due date indicated in the course calendar. Post your answer in the form of a response in the discussion board.
Compare/contrast the at least five of the following Elements of Music:

  • Contrast of Mood or Unity of Mood?
  • Dynamics – Contrasting volumes or same throughout, gradual or sudden changes?
  • Rhythm – Fast or Slow Tempo? Are there any tempo changes? Simple or complicated rhythms?
  • Texture – Homophonic, Polyphonic, or Monophonic?
  • Melody – Simple or busy, Stepwise or disjointed, staccato or legato, etc.
  • Instrumentation – Vocal or Instrumental? Which instruments are used?
  • Form – Binary, Ternary, Sonata, Rondo, etc.
  • Purpose – Sacred, Secular, etc.

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Lael Davis


MUS 121 001 Summer 2017

Composer Project

Claudio Monteverdi

Claudio Monteverdi’s real name is — Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi. He was baptize on May 15, 1567( Cremona, Italy) and died on November 29, 1643 (Venice, Italy). He was an italian composer, gambist, singer, organist, and viol player. He revolutionized the Renaissance style of music to Baroque. He wrote on of the earliest operas in his time period called, “L’Orfeo.” He had different style when he was composing. He composed the true embodiment of the heritage of Renaissasnce and the new basso continues technique of the Baroque. His works included — L’Orfeo, L’Arianna, Vespro della Beata Vergine, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patric.

His two most famous works were L’Orfeo. This was his first real and mature piece of work done back in 1607 (not his first composition). His second most famous happened to be his second opera of L’Arianna. A lot of his operas and compositions were done at famous gatherings such as weddings and large events. He performed this opera in Mantua, a year after he finished L’Orfeo. The biggest play was called “Lamento” and was performed on November 29th, 2013 located at London University.

Works Cited

“Claudio Monteverdi.” Oxford Reference. June 16, 2017. Accessed July 09, 2017.

“Claudio Monteverdi – Magnificat (complete).” YouTube. April 04, 2012. Accessed July 09, 2017.

“Claudio Monteverdi.” Wikipedia. July 09, 2017. Accessed July 09, 2017.


Christa Cooks

MUS 121 001 Summer 2017

9 July 2017

Music Composer Research Project

George Frideric Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in Germany and died on April 14, 1759 in London. George had two younger siblings and six half-siblings from his father’s second marriage (Editors @ Handel was a very gifted child and began playing the keyboard in his early days. Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, a local organist not only taught him how to play the piano, but how to compose as well (Latham). In fact he was so talented that he was afforded an opportunity to study in Italy, but his family turned it down so that he could pursue a legal (career) (Latham). It was not until 1702 that he started his musical career. Handel thrived during the Baroque period of music, with a time frame of 1600-1750. Handel was a famous German musical composer who resided in London during the time his career progressed . Handel was best known for his composers of Operas.

Music composed during the Baroque period was intended to provoke emotion in the listener. “…composers sought contrast, on several different planes: between loud and soft; between solo and tutti or otherwise contrasting groups (the concertato style), as in the various kinds of concerto, including the vocal motet as well as the instrumental type, that came into existence during the era, and affected many other genres of music; between different instrumental and vocal colours; between fast and slow, both in alternating sections of a multi-section piece, and even between different voices or instruments (a fast-moving voice combining with a slow-moving one)” (Latham). The instruments used during this time were mainly instruments from the string family. Such as the violin, the cello, the viola, and the string bass.

Handel wrote over 40 operas (Naxos). A few of his famous works are Messiah (Hallelujah), Andante, Air, Hornpipe, Ouverture and Minuet rom Berenice. You can find these on the CD “Handel: Greatest Hits”. This CD does have a lot of Handel’s works on it, but it does not show much variety of who he was as a composer. The only contrast between each of the songs on this CD was whether it was an instrumental song or a vocal song.

I will compare Handel’s Messiah and Ouverture. One of Handel’s most famous songs is Messiah (Hallelujah). This song is an Oratorio and is famous for its Hallelujah chorus throughout the song. Only two movements in Messiah are purely instrumental: the overture and the Pifa; and only a few movements are a duet or a combination of solo and chorus. Ouverture is the same as Messiah, but it has no vocal add in. It has highs and lows throughout the song. There are moments when it speeds up and then slows down. There are also times where the song gets really quiet and then it increases the volume.

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