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Question: TMA 02 Part 3 Music 86%

For this part of the TMA you will need to listen to Track 10 on the TMA CD. You will hear the “First Tableau: The Shrovetide Fair” from Petrushka by Stravinsky. Listen to the track a few times and then answer the question below in up to 300 words on continuous prose.
How does Stravinsky combine the elements of music, introduced to you in Unit 3, to establish the atmosphere of the fair?

Answer: Stravinsky begins the piece with a high-pitched flourish of woodwind instruments, such...


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  • Subject: Music
  • Course: A103
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 86%
  • Words: 500
  • Date submitted: January 13, 2009
  • Date written: August, 2004
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 100

Question: A discussion of the differences between the main sections of the movement using the musical terms introduced in unit 3.

Answer: The third movement from Haydn’s thirty-third symphony falls into two different sections...


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  • Subject: Music
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 330
  • Date submitted: January 26, 2009
  • Date written: August, 2004
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 344

Question: Theories of how gender may influence music have developed from traditional notions of female creativity being aesthetically inferior, to feminist readings, which actively search for and celebrate any trace of the female in musical form, subject or gesture. With reference to the key theorists, explore the contemporary debate on gender and musical meaning.

Answer: Men would not have insisted that creativity is a male prerogative unless...


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  • Subject: Music
  • Course: Music
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 71%
  • Words: 3620
  • Date submitted: April 15, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2492

Question: “A notation should be directed to a large extent towards the people who read it, rather than towards the sounds they will make.” (Cornelius Cardew, 1961) Discuss.

Answer: The endeavours of some Experimentalist composers in the 1950s and 1960s, including...


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  • Subject: Music
  • Course: Music
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2199
  • Date submitted: February 01, 2010
  • Date written: April, 2001
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2489

Question: To what extent did the composers of symphonies in the Soviet Union manage to comply with the strictures of state control of music whilst retaining a degree of creative individuality?

Answer: Here, Comrade Khrennikov, Chairman of USSR Composers' Union delivers a message to...


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  • Subject: Music
  • Course: Music
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2530
  • Date submitted: August 04, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2484

Question: With specific reference to your fieldwork project, discuss the ways in which people express and negotiate aspects of cultural identity through music.

Answer: According to Kay Kaufman Shelemay the aspects of cultural identity in terms...


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  • Subject: Music
  • Course: Music
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 2100
  • Date submitted: December 01, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2485

Question: What is meant by the expression Ars nova in the 14th century?
History of Music

Answer: During the early fourteenth century there occurred an imperative stylistic change in...


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  • Subject: Music
  • Course: The History of Music
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 1363
  • Date submitted: November 01, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2475

Question: How contemporary is British opera? Discuss with reference to one or more recent examples.

Answer: Opera is one of the few mediums which combines all the arts;...


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  • Subject: Music
  • Course: Music
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 3365
  • Date submitted: October 31, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2493

Question: ‘Mama Just killed a Man.’ An analysis of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Answer: Recorded in 1975, the meaning of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody has been a...


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  • Subject: Music
  • Course: Music
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1630
  • Date submitted: September 18, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2486

Question: Do the Arts have a purpose? Discuss this question in relation to a personal experience in the arts

Answer: Earlier this year, I attended a concert at Newcastle City Hall featuring...


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  • Subject: Music
  • Course: Music
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1021
  • Date submitted: March 06, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 907

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