The development of opera from its earliest roots

QUESTION 1
Describe the development of opera from its earliest roots. Be as descriptive as possible, identifying and describing different elements of opera through all applicable time periods. Your response must be at least 9 sentences.

QUESTION 2
Describe the patronage system and notable composers affected by this system throughout each musical time period. You must identify at least one composer in each time period and describe how he was affected by the patronage system. Your response should include at least five time periods and four composers.

QUESTION 3
Do you believe the current music industry is similar or different to the patronage system that existed until the Romantic period? Why or why not? Your response should be at least 5 sentences.

QUESTION 4
Identify one musical way and one non-musical way you’ve been affected by the oral tradition in your life. How has it helped you learn something in your life?

QUESTION 5
Select one style of music from pre-midterm chapters (ch. 3-8) and one style of music from Western art music history (ch. 9-13). Compare and contrast these two styles in both sound and purpose. Your response should be at least 6 sentences.

QUESTION 6
Select one recording of any genre, of any style, of any time period, that you have not yet written any assignments or responses on. Write 300 words detailing musical elements in the piece. If your chosen piece has lyrics, you may not discuss them. Use precise and specific musical vocabulary.

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