|Honors Threefold Amen||(Print with a computer.)||MUS 111 Schedule William Wieland|
|This composition would be excellent for your e-portfolio or grad school application.|
|A threefold amen is sung in many Christian churches. It is simply the word "amen" sung three times. In this case "amen" does not mean plagal cadence, but a threefold amen may include one.|
|For this assignment, compose on 2 staves (treble and bass) for an SATB ensemble in any key. Follow the Writing Rules. The Part Writing Tips may also be helpful.|
1st Amen — a Tonic Prolongation|
2nd Amen — Modulate to a new key. Begin with a chord that is common to both your original key and your new key. Choose subsequent chords based upon The Tree of Harmony in the new key. End in the new key with an authentic cadence (See Harmonic Cadences.)
3rd Amen — Modulate back to the original key. Begin with a chord that is common to both your new key and your original key, then use Predominant – Dominant – Tonic chords in the original key. End in the original key with a perfect authentic cadence (See Harmonic Cadences.)
|When the chord progression is wonderful, please improve the rhythm and melody. Finally, add a few nonharmonic tones and identify them. Please see Nonharmonic Tones. Remember the more nonharmonic tones you add, the more likely I will find errors and deduct points. When everything is beautiful, add the lyrics (A-men, a-men, a-men.) and turn it in. We will sing these in class.|
GRADING RUBRIC — You begin with 95 points and I make deductions as follows:|
95 points — I receive nothing before the final exam.
45 points — I receive only a rough draft.
10 points if
6 points if