Choose one work and discuss how its demonstrates a musical nationalist aesthetic specific to the United States. Which region of the United States is targeted and why?
Charles Ives, Symphony No. 4, Movement 1, p. 48
William Grant Still, Africa, Part 2, Land of Romance, p. 163
Aaron Copland, Billy the Kid Suite, “Street in a Frontier Town” (excerpt), p. 149
Topic: This paper will be a short discussion of a selected musical work from the class schedule (a sheet will be provided separately). These musical works will either be in audio format or video format.
Intro, Conclusion, Thesis: Because of the length of this assignment, please include a short introduction and conclusion. You must have a thesis statement. I will not accept notes or bullet points on the selected topics.
Grammar and spelling: Sloppy grammar, mechanics, and spelling will hurt your grade. Consult The Elements of Style (by Strunk & White) and Diana Hacker’s A Pocket Manual of Style (currently in its 8th ed.) for help on good writing practices.
Page and text formatting: One inch margins, 12-point font (Times New Roman, Garamond, Arial, Helvetica—all good), double-line spacing, left-justified text, page numbering.
Word Length: 800-1000 words.
Citations: To correctly cite material, follow the guidelines set forth by The Chicago Manual of Style. A hardcover copy of the book can be found at Hodges Library.
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