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504 Assignments

FINAL PAPER DUE: DEC 18 emailed by MIDNIGHT

DUE: Dec. 3
SHOR PAPER: First page of Feldman OR Saariaho 23-54
FINAL PAPER: Rough Draft in MSWord – the more you write, the more I can help

DUE: Nov. 26
FINAL PAPER: Outline, with supporting musical examples

DUE: Nov. 19
READ: CHAPTER 11 and Spectral Music by Joshua Fineberg
ASSIGNMENT: I. 2 (Lutoslawski) – the photocopy was movement 1 – the analysis was done in the book – please write in your own words  - sorry thought it was the 4th movement in the workbook
FINAL PAPER: Refined Thesis

DUE: Nov. 12 – MATERIALS ARE IN THE MAILBOX OUTSIDE MY OFFICE STALLER 3358 – HOMEWORK WILL BE MARKED LATE IF NOT HANDED IN MONDAY BY 2:10pm
READ: Chapter 10
EXERCISE: Carter String Quartet Number 4 (up to downbeat of measure 18)
1)How is this except an investigation of tension between independent and starkly contrasting elements?
2) The primary line is in the first violin and demarked by a double bracket. The secondary line changes throughout the lower instrument — what is the purpose of the secondary line?
3) Is there metric modulation in this excerpt? What is happening with the rhythm?
WRITE: 2-3 Pages on Ruth Crawford Seeger String Quartet Movement 3
FINAL PAPER: Write a thesis statement

DUE: Oct 29
READ: Chapter 6
EXERCISE: Chapter 6 Number 2 IVES PDF
FINAL PAPER: Create Annotated Bibliography in Endnote http://it.cc.stonybrook.edu/software/students

DUE: Oct. 22
READ: Chapter 5
EXERCISE: Chapter 5, Number 1 (hand in via google docs)
WRITE: 3-4 Pages on Stravinsky Scene 1 Act 2 Chorus (picking measures in class) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H443aPvHFXQ 2:28

DUE Oct. 15
READ: Chapter 4
SKIM: Segmentation and Process in Post-Tonal Music by Christopher Hasty (available through jstor)
CHOOSE: Piece to analyze (from the 7 in the syllabus) and email me your decision

DUE Oct. 8
READ: The rest of Chapter 3 – do some exercises if you’re interested, but it’s mainly to familiarize you with these concepts
WRITE: 3-4 Pages on Bartok Viola Concerto using Set Class Theory
USEFUL SITE: http://solomonsmusic.net/pcsets.htm

DUE Oct. 1
READ: Chapter 3 to page 86 (stop at vectors)
EXERCISE: Chapter 3  1-12

Due Sept. 24:
EXERCISE: Chapter 2, II
WRITE: 2-3 Pages on Webern Piano Variations, movement III, first phrase

Due Sept. 17:
SKIM: Chapter 9 and Chapter 1
READ: Chapter 2
EXERCISE: Chapter 2, I

Due Sept. 10:
READ: Chapter 7 and Chapter 8
EXERCISES: I. 1 A-F, 2, 3, 4 II. 1, 2 from Chapter 7
WRITE: 2 page analysis of Dallopicola and hand in via Google Docs (share with margaret.schedel@stonybrook.edu)
EMAIL: email me from your stonybrook.edu account, I will then invite you to a shared google doc, write your name on the google doc.