(musTh212) Midterm Review – 2012

As promised, but a little late, here’s a compilation of links to review for the Midterm Exam.

Text: Chapters 1 – 6


You should also review pieces we’ve covered in class. I will include some analysis of pieces that we have talked about in class, which will assume that you know things like composer and piece title.

  • Debussy, Sunken Cathedral
  • Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
  • Bartok, Mikrokosmos – Diminished Fifth
  • Bartok, Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
  • Varese, Density 21.5
  • Ives, The Cage
  • Ruth Crawford Seeger, String Quartet, Mov’t III
  • Ligeti, Galamb Borong
  • Carter, Canaries (from 8 Pieces for Four Timpani)
  • Bartok, Mikrokosmos, Numbers 115 (Bulgarian Rhythm), 133 (Syncopation)
  • Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time (Movements I and VI)


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