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    Hey guyzzzz

    I'm am completely stumped by this past paper question i have been given, DUE TOMORROW. Any help, at all, would be much appreciated. Question is:
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    Aaron Copland is considered a nationalist composer of concert and film music using compositional methods founded on popular American dance forms of the time and training in Germanic musical traditions.

    Demonstrate and discuss how successful Copland was in reconciling his European training in composition with popular American dance forms as found in his El Salon Mexico.

    Refer to score in your response.
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    (Original post by JamesTHRASH)
    Hey guyzzzz

    I'm am completely stumped by this past paper question i have been given, DUE TOMORROW. Any help, at all, would be much appreciated. Question is:
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    Aaron Copland is considered a nationalist composer of concert and film music using compositional methods founded on popular American dance forms of the time and training in Germanic musical traditions.

    Demonstrate and discuss how successful Copland was in reconciling his European training in composition with popular American dance forms as found in his El Salon Mexico.

    Refer to score in your response.
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    THANKS!
    I *think* it's asking you to state the European influences in El Salon Mexico. I could be completely wrong, as we haven't yet started the Copeland piece (we're still on Mozart), but I think this is what it's asking you to do.
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    (Original post by Rory Vogel)
    I *think* it's asking you to state the European influences in El Salon Mexico. I could be completely wrong, as we haven't yet started the Copeland piece (we're still on Mozart), but I think this is what it's asking you to do.
    You haven't started Copland yet?!?!?! Yikes, you guys are leaving it a little to the last minute eh? No worries i kinda figured the question out, but meh. You HL or SL music?
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    (Original post by JamesTHRASH)
    You haven't started Copland yet?!?!?! Yikes, you guys are leaving it a little to the last minute eh? No worries i kinda figured the question out, but meh. You HL or SL music?
    HL. But I'm in Lower Sixth.... i.e. I started in September... That's why we haven't started Copeland yet (and I hope we spend as little time as possible on it, cos I can't stand the thing )
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    (Original post by JamesTHRASH)
    You haven't started Copland yet?!?!?! Yikes, you guys are leaving it a little to the last minute eh? No worries i kinda figured the question out, but meh. You HL or SL music?
    Oh noo! My class haven't started Copland OR the Mozart piece yet! :eek:
    Are we really far behind?!
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    (Original post by gummi_bears)
    Oh noo! My class haven't started Copland OR the Mozart piece yet! :eek:
    Are we really far behind?!
    Um... yes, in a way.

    But don't worry, you can start on your own. You need to know ALL the movements of the Mozart and the Copland like the back of your hand anyway, so listen to it and follow the score, and annotate it. We had to write an essay on the coda of the 4th Mvmt of Mozart, and I found it really useful to go through with highlighters and highlight the different themes in different colours. (I went mad and did it with the whole symphony during Half Term ) That really helps you determine which bits are fugal/homophonic/polyphonic
 
 
 
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