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Extra Credit Listening
The best way to earn extra credit for this course is to listen to more music (similar to music from Encounter listening lists) and write a report on it. Be sure to document your listening using the format below, including complete information on the recordings you use and the total length of the works you listen to. Since there will be no specific questions to guide your extra credit listening, you can focus on larger questions of musical style. The sample below provides questions to help you focus on the music's style features, and the suggestions at the bottom of this page clarify aspects of each style feature in turn.
Extra Credit Listening Report
Total of Listening Timings: 1 hour extra credit
Introit [1st Section of Mass]
While you listen, write a few sentences here that describe features of the Introit. Any elements of the piece are fair game for description: melody, texture, rhythm, color, harmony, dynamics, or form (see below)
Some questions to consider as you listen and write are:
While you listen, write a few sentences here that describe style features of the Kyrie.
[The next entry comes from an old recorded anthology that accompanies the textbook—since we use this anthology so frequently, you can abbreviate its name as shown here!]
DWMA I, Buehler Library [Recording Title & Location]
Hildegard von Bingen, Kyrie [Composer & Title]
While you listen Hildegard, write a few sentences that describe style features of Hildegard’s Kyrie.
Anonymous, Ut queant laxis [Composer & Title]
While you listen, write a few sentences here that describe style features of Ut queant laxis.
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Suggestions for Listening Report Notes:
Here are some features you can listen for in each category—
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Page created 08/09/00 by Mark Harbold—last updated 8/26/15.