Wednesday, February 3, 2016
George Crumb composed Black Angels in 1970 in reaction to the Vietnam War. A handout about this piece, the composer and some of its music notation was given in class. Crumb was born in 1929 and is still alive today.
WRITTEN RESPONSE - DUE MONDAY FEB 8
Listen again to the entire piece (all three sections) with the handout in front of you...[read more]
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
First movement of Different Trains by Steve Reich. Reich composed this piece in 1988. A handout about this piece was given in class.
WRITTEN RESPONSE - DUE THURSDAY FEB 4
We listened to the piece in class and jotted some thoughts down with Copland's three ways of listening in mind:
- Sensuous plane – listening for the sheer pleasure of...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Vocal Ensemble is both a performance-driven chamber choir focused on the rehearsal and performance of choral and vocal music, and a supportive environment to try new things, experiment with improvisation, and have fun creating music together. The class places emphasis on vocal development, independence in part-singing, stylistic...[read more]