Program Music Assignment Music Composition AssignmentsWilliam Wieland
Program music portrays or evokes something outside of music. Extra-musical associations may include stories, works of art, or depictions of nature.
Listening Component

The following compositions all refer to water. Please write a paragraph about their similarities and another paragraph about their differences.

Chopin - Valentina Igoshina - Prelude Op. 28, No. 15 (raindrop prelude)

Martha Argerich,Ravel Jeux d'eau (Play of the water)

LEONARD BERNSTEIN - Britten - Sea Interludes - 1 - Dawn
Composition Component

Please compose two pieces which we can listen to in class.
  1. One must have an extra-musical association which we agree upon as a class.
  2. The other must have a secret extra-musical association which the rest of the class will try to identify.