5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Modes of Limited Transposition
- Iannis Xenakis
- Michael Tippett
- a Using sections/influences of existing music in a new work, "Hymnen" by Stockhausen
- b Babbitt, recorded music + live soprano
- c 1905-1998, 20C English composer, synthesis of Javanese gamelan, English renaissance music, non-western styles
- d 1922-2001, Greek composer, mathematical and architectural composer, "Metastaseis" (each string player gets a unique part)
- e Collection of notes that do not change when transposed by certain intervals, i.e. octatonic, whole tone, no pull for resolution
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 1929, 20C composer, used lots of unique instruments, toy piano/musical saw/harmonica/mandolin, "Black Angels" (string quartet=electronically amplified for dream-like atmosphere)
- Composer leaves some decisions unspecified, "4'33"" by Cage
- 1923, Hungarian composer, music is constantly in motion, harmonically and melodically static, used micropolyphony=canons moving at differing tempos, "Lux aeterna"
- Using recorded sound, 1st work= "Symphony for One Man" by Pierre Henry
- Composers leave some decisions up to chance, random ways to decide which lines to play (i.e. toss a coin), "Music of Changes" by Cage
5 True/False Questions
Third Stream → Crossing/merging jazz and classical styles, Ginastera
Krzysztof Penderecki → 1933, Polish composer, textural composer, graphic notation, invented new notional devices (i.e. player chooses one of four patterns), clusters, "Threnody: To the Victims of Hiroshima" (52 string instruments)
Total Serialism → Crossing/merging jazz and classical styles, Ginastera
John Cage → Multiple quotations forming a new work, "Black Angels" by Crumb quotes "dies irae" and Schubert's "Death and the Maiden"
Milton Babbitt → 1910-1981, 20C American composer, committed to tonality, used 12 tone rows in a tonal framework, "Adagio for Strings" and "Hermit Songs"