1) Contrast and compare country music before and after World War II. Do the same for prewar blues and postwar rhythm and blues.
2) What aspects of the song “Tonight” by Quintet ensemble add to its operatic effect, and what aspects seem definitely non operatic? How does each set of attributes help or hinder the dramatic situation?
3) How did 1960’s rock differ from 1950’s rock and roll?
4) How does the Batman title music by Danny Elfman resemble the romantic orchestral techniques heard in Amy Beach’s Gaelic Symphony and how does it differ?