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the Twentieth Century
Internet Research Assignment
To all Music Students:
Complete the following activities:
- Print out this page for your reference.
- Click Here to print a copy
of the Grading Criteria Rubric for your reference.
- You may use online internet resources and other resources
available in the school and public library. See resource list
- Click Here to view an
online lesson prepared by Jim Garcia
- Select a twentieth century composer and provide
biographical information, and discography of major works completed.
- Write a one to two page paper about the composer's
biography and discography. The paper should be typed and can
be single or double spaced.
- The research paper should classify by genre or style,
by historical period or culture and describe how representative aural examples
of music are defined in the respective compsoser's music. For example
the German composer, Arnold Schoenberg is known for his use of atonality
and serialism in his compositions. A description of atonality
and serialism along with examples of works Schoenberg wrote should be
included in the paper.
- The paper must be written in the Modern Language Association
(MLA) documentation format. See your English teacher or Music
teacher if you have any questions about using MLA documentation format.
- Turn in a draft copy of your two-page paper
at the next rehearsal as directed by your music teacher.
- Turn in the final copy of your two-page paper at the next
rehearsal as directed by your music teacher.
- EXTRA CREDIT for papers that include pictures
of a composer.
Books Available from the Music Library. (These books
are on reserve in the school library).
Grout, Donald J., and Claude V. Palisca.
A History of Western Music. 5th ed. New
York: Norton, 1996.
Sadie, Stanley. The Norton/Grove
Concies Encyclopedia of Music: Revised and Enlarged. New
York: McMillan, 1994.
Sloninsky, Nicolas. The Concise
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. 8th ed.
New York: McMillan, 1994.
Sloninsky, Nicolas. Webster's
New World Dictionary of Music. New York: McMillan, 1998.
Stolba, K. Marie. The Development
of Western Music: A History. Dubuque: W.C Brown Communications,
Online Internet Resources (click on highlighted
text to access the site)
The Classical Music Archives (this site
will provide a list of Composers with biographical and discography information)
20th Century Music Composers
(this site will provide a list of 20th Century Composers with biographical
and discography information)
Composers Page (this
site will provide a list of Composers with biographical and discography
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