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Listening Assignment - THE BIRTH OF INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC–A Focus On FORM, HARMONY & RHYTHM


LATE RENAISSANCE DANCE TUNES

  1. Listen to the galliard "Daphne" (#17 on the Listen CD) and re-read Kerman, pp. 81-82.

    1. Based on your ears and reading, make a diagram of the form.
    2. Find for yourself and try to hum the "tonic" through the different sections you have outlined in your diagram. Which sections begin in the tonic? Which sections end in the tonic?
    3. Describe the piece rhythmically: tempo, meter & subdivision.

  2. Listen to "Kemp's Gig" (#18 on the Listen CD) and do the same as above.


    BAROQUE CHAMBER MUSIC

  3. Listen to all 4 movements of Arcangelo Corelli's Sonata da Chiesa (#24-27 on the Listen CD) and re-read Kerman, pp. 95-97 (maybe 86-87 too).

    1. What is the connection that any of the movements and the sonata as a whole have to the Renaissance dance tunes?
    2. Based on your ears and reading, make a diagram of the form of each movement.
    3. Find for yourself and try to hum the "tonic" through the different sections of each movement (this may not be easy). Which sections begin in the tonic? Which sections end in the tonic? How far does each section diverge from the tonic in between cadence points?
    4. Describe the piece rhythmically: tempo, meter & subdivision.