Thethree selected 20th-centurycollections are Pavanne(basedon a theme by Gabriel Faur, arranged by Claus Ogerman, improvisationsby Bill Evans) (1965),General William Booth Enters into Heaven (1914)by Charles Ives, and RitualMelodies (1990)by Jonathan Harvey. These three tunes have similarities anddifferences when analyzed. The first similarity related to the threeselections is that they both were composed during the 19thcentury i.e. between 1900 and 1999. Thus, the music falls under thesame category of time composition. This paper will compare thegenres, tonal relevance, and era of composition the three musicselections.
GeneralWilliam Booth Enters into Heaven (1914)by Charles Ives is a song composed by both the piano and the vocals,and has an average playtime of 5.40 minutes. The song falls under thevocal classical genre with its tune exploring many musical ambitions.Moreover, the song has a setting of the poem, which goes by the samename. On the other hand, RitualMelodies (1990)by Jonathan Harvey is described as a quadraphonic tape and lasts for14 minutes. The music falls in the electronics genre, and the SouthEast Arts commissioned it. Lastly, Pavanne(1965)is an excellent tune that falls under the jazz genre. The music alsohas a systematic structure, and the themes expressed in the fusionprocess were used in the recording sessions taken across Bach,Chopin, Faur, Scrianin, and Granados.
Inconclusion, the three music compositions sound different, yet theyare from the same period because of the genre and instrument used inthe tunes. Their structures are different with one being electric,the other one a vocal musical classical, and the last one a jazzcomposition thus, their styles result in distinct tones. Among thethree selections, I like Pavanne’s musical composition because ithas a proper tonal structure, which inspires the soul and complimentsits genre also, it involves different instruments such as strings,piano, and drums, which add musical value to the rhythm pattern.
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