What is the purpose the music serves? Is it for entertainment, religious worship, self-expression, something else?

Listening #1: Video 1

Choose one of the videos from Listening #1 and answer the following questions in your response:

  1. What is the purpose the music serves? Is it for entertainment, religious worship, self-expression, something else?
  2. Who is performing? Solo singer, orchestra, singer plus orchestra?
  3. What instruments can you identify? Don’t worry if you can’t identify everything – just try to pick out one or two different instruments.
  4. Why did you pick this video? Was there something interesting or compelling about the video?


Listening #1

Please watch and listen to all the videos on this page. Your first graded assignment will be based on these videos.

Music serves a wide variety of social purposes, is made by many different types of communities and come in an endless variety of styles. This is a very small sample but I hope gets you excited about what a deep and meaningful experience music can provide!



2001: A Space Odyssey (Links to an external site.)(film dir. By Kubrick (Links to an external site.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3tZ9leqm9Q&feature=youtu.be

(1968); opening music from Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra (Links to an external site.) (1896)) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Also_sprach_Zarathustra


Kol Nidrei https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8lUE6y9euY&feature=youtu.be  (Links to an external site.) for the Yom Kippur (Links to an external site.)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yom_Kippur


service, the Jewish Day of Atonement. Sung by Cantor Buchdahl in 2012.


Lady Lifers (Links to an external site.) https://www.ted.com/talks/the_lady_lifers_a_moving_song_from_women_in_prison_for_life

A TED talk given by the women lifers of Muncy State Prison in Pennsylvania.


Nessun Dorma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RdJmqLrsbo&feature=youtu.be (Links to an external site.) from the opera Turandot (Links to an external site.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nessun_dorma (1926) composed by Puccini, sung by Placido Domingo


Aretha Franklin ~ Nessun Dorma (Links to an external site.)  https://vimeo.com/285410731


from wire dream (Links to an external site.) https://vimeo.com/mynewboyfriend

on Vimeo (Links to an external site.).

For more on Ms. Franklin click here (Links to an external site.)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aretha_Franklin


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2 pages, Double Spacing Grossmont College Music 110

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