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Battle Lake Concert ChoirSemester 1 EssayDue Jan. 12, 2018 @ 11:50PMIntroduction:Your required writing assignment for this semester will be on a Choral Music Composer. You will first need to find a composer to write about. When you’ve decided on which composer, you need to “claim” that composer on the composer claim list attached in Google Classroom.  You may not choose the same composer as anyone else.  The quicker you find a composer to write about, the better the chance no one has claimed them. Remember that google sheets records everything you do, so I can see if you try and erase another person’s choice without consulting them.  Should you be found doing this, this will result in a heavy grade reduction.  Before settling on a composer, make sure you can find at least 3 pieces from that composer with recordings!Sites to consider for looking at composers: (These sites should also include their choral music as well, except for Google, then you will need to find their composer page and browse around)http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Category:Composershttps://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/school-choir-music.jspGoogling Choral Composers (the top of the page should pop up with a list)http://imslp.org/wiki/IMSLP:View_Genres/Instrumentation  (click on vocal on the bottom of the page, then look at any catagory that says chorus in the title)This paper needs to be a minimum of 3 pages, double spaced (with default Google Docs font and margin settings)  – Written in your own words (no direct copying and pasting)Paper Outline:Introduction/BiographyIntroduce the composer you chose to write about.Include a biography (In your own words) about the composerWhen they were born?Where the live/lived?How did they get into music?Is composing their main job, or do they compose on the side?If they are not living, when/where did they die?How many choral works have the composed? Do they have a “most famous” piece?Are there any other interesting facts about this composer?Paragraph 1 / First Choral PieceIntroduce one of the three pieces you choose to write about.Why did you choose this piece? (“I like it” will not be considered a valid answer unless explained more thoroughly) What makes this piece stand out to you?What does this piece make you think about?Technicalities of the pieceWhat voice parts is this piece written for? (pick one of the following.  This should be indicated by the recording you hear or the sheet music you see)Is it written for SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) (Mixed choir)SSAA (Sop. 1, Sop. 2, Alto 1, Alto 2) (Women’s Choir)TTBB (Ten. 1, Ten 2, Bass 1, Bass 2) (Men’s Choir)Unison (all voices sing the same part, no harmony)SSA/TTB/SSAATTBB (What are the voice parts listed?)What instrumentation does it have? (if any)This should include anything like piano, percussion, to flutes and clarinets, to any string instrument. Basically, if there are instruments that play with the choir, list them.  There would be an indication in the music if there are any instruments. If no instruments, it will most likely be A Cappella. What is the overall tone of the piece?Is it fast/slow? Is it happy/sad sounding?What Language is this piece in?Does the Composer have a backstory of why they wrote the piece?Finally, include a URL to the web page where you found a recording/sheet music. Both would be preferred. Paragraph 2 / Second Choral PieceIntroduce the second of the three pieces you choose to write about.Why did you choose this piece? (“I like it” will not be considered a valid answer unless explained more thoroughly) What makes this piece stand out to you?What does this piece make you think about?Technicalities of the pieceWhat voice parts is this piece written for? (pick one of the following.  This should be indicated by the recording you hear or the sheet music you see)Is it written for SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) (Mixed choir)SSAA (Sop. 1, Sop. 2, Alto 1, Alto 2) (Women’s Choir)TTBB (Ten. 1, Ten 2, Bass 1, Bass 2) (Men’s Choir)Unison (all voices sing the same part, no harmony)SSA/TTB/SSAATTBB (What are the voice parts listed?)What instrumentation does it have? (if any)This should include anything like piano, percussion, to flutes and clarinets, to any string instrument. Basically, if there are instruments that play with the choir, list them.  There would be an indication in the music if there are any instruments. If no instruments, it will most likely be A Cappella. What is the overall tone of the piece?Is it fast/slow? Is it happy/sad sounding?What Language is this piece in?Does the Composer have a backstory of why they wrote the piece?Finally, include a URL to the web page where you found a recording/sheet music. Both would be preferred. Paragraph 3 / Third Choral PieceIntroduce the third of the three pieces you choose to write about.Why did you choose this piece? (“I like it” will not be considered a valid answer unless explained more thoroughly) What makes this piece stand out to you?What does this piece make you think about?Technicalities of the pieceWhat voice parts is this piece written for? (pick one of the following.  This should be indicated by the recording you hear or the sheet music you see)Is it written for SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) (Mixed choir)SSAA (Sop. 1, Sop. 2, Alto 1, Alto 2) (Women’s Choir)TTBB (Ten. 1, Ten 2, Bass 1, Bass 2) (Men’s Choir)Unison (all voices sing the same part, no harmony)SSA/TTB/SSAATTBB (What are the voice parts listed?)What instrumentation does it have? (if any)This should include anything like piano, percussion, to flutes and clarinets, to any string instrument. Basically, if there are instruments that play with the choir, list them.  There would be an indication in the music if there are any instruments. If no instruments, it will most likely be A Cappella. What is the overall tone of the piece?Is it fast/slow? Is it happy/sad sounding?What Language is this piece in?Does the Composer have a backstory of why they wrote the piece?Finally, include a URL to the web page where you found a recording/sheet music. Both would be preferred. Closing Paragraph/ConclusionReflect on the music you chose to write about.Does this composer’s music all sound the same? What are some of the differences between the three pieces you wrote about.  (This can include instrumentation, voice parts used, language. Note anything else that may be different.)Include any closing thoughts as well as a website for the composer, if they have one. (Most will).Works Cited Page:Please include a works cited page that has all of the websites you used to find your information.  If you contacted the composer, please include those details as well (did you email, call, etc.)