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In the essay I will compare and contrast Gavotte from the Classical Symphony by Prokofiev and the Fantasy on Japanese Woodblocks by Alan Hovhannes I felt different about both pieces but I did see a couple similarities And thats what Im going to explain about in this essay both the differences and the similarities of the two pieces Ill start by explaining how I felt about both pieces The Gavotte had a very calming affect on me For a minute I felt as if I was in the wonderful jungle sitting and listening to a peaceful waterfall and finding peace to my soul But it also made me tap my fingers and feet The second piece by the Hovhannes had awoken a totally different emotion in me instead of feeling happy and peaceful I felt scared uncertain and had a feeling that something bad was about to happen After a while I started to get annoyed of all the repeated high notes But I still tapped my fingers according to the Marimba Unfortunately I didnt have any intellectual or spiritual responses for both the pieces I will now explain the elements of Music to show how both the pieces where played differently and how they were played the same The beat of the Gavotte was not too fast or too slow more or less in the middle Although it did have a jump once in a while The rhythm was pretty lazy and simple because it had quite a bit of repetition But it isnt as obvious as the very repetitive rhythm of the second piece by Alan Hovhannes The Gavotte had a skip and step melody which means that it notes would jump back and forth on the scale The harmony was thick and had a rich sound to it It had a block harmony The timbre would have a occasional jump once in a while During most of the
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