“Somewhere over the rainbow”

Analyze the two versions of the song “Somewhere over the rainbow” by Judy Garland and Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
~Your paper must involve musical analysis. This does not necessarily have to be a Western classical music score. But if you choose a style of popular music

that does not have a score, you need to analyze what you hear in the pitch, rhythm, meter, tempo, dynamics, etc.

~Your paper must involve text analysis. This may seem obvious, but is something to consider in your choice. There is plenty of beautiful music in the world

with little lyrical interest. Choose something with compelling text. Poetry set to music makes a good paper, but you don’t have to do that. Another

possibility is music written about a text, but with no lyrics. This is allowed—as long as your paper involves musical and textual analysis. Text in a language

other than English is also possible.

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