Here’s a PDF of these instructions:COMP 2
9-weeks 2 composition assignment
(worth 100 points, see 9 weeks schedule for due date)
Save the file as your last name, and then 2. (ex: Peck2.nwc)
Your composition be 32 measures in length, must be in 4/4, 3/4, 6/8, or 12/8 time,
and typed on an approved software notation program.
You may compose for any of the following instrument combinations:
*up to 8 voices. (If for choir, it must contain lyrics that have been typed in using the software). The following choirs are available: SATB (may split S1/S2, etc), TTBB, or SSAA
*String Quartet (Violin I and II, Viola, Cello)
*A like-voice quartet (i.e. horn quartet, steel band, guitar ensemble, woodwind quartet, etc.)
*solo voice and piano (if solo voice, it must contain lyrics that have been typed in using the software)
*solo instrument and piano
q NOTE q: If you compose anything for a transposing instrument, you must print the conductors score (in Concert pitch), NOT the instrumentalist’s score.
Must have (and in the analysis please highlight with a highlighter):
a Title that has been typed in using the software, and your name as composer.
Two different 6/4 progressions, properly used
Both types of secondary function ( V7/? AND vii°7/? )
an +6 OR N6 chord
2 borrowed chords
a modulation (away at least once and back to the original tonic)
You will earn the most “musicality” points if your comp also has:
good harmonic motion
regular triads in root position and appropriate inversions (a nice mix)
seventh chords in root position and appropriate inversions (a nice mix)
+5 bonus points if you use 6/8 or 12/8.
- One analyzed paper copy. Label Roman Numerals, NCT’s, all cadences, and point out your melodic sequences.
- One emailed file to me at email@example.com