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On pages 131-132 of Perceiving the Arts, the author invites us to compare two musical pieces: Claire de Lune from Suite Bergamasque by Claude Debussy and Auguries of Spring: Dances of the Youths and Maidens from the Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. Access these pieces through the following links:

Carefully listen to each piece of music. You should reread the section under the heading Our Primal Responses on page 131. In at least three significant paragraphs, address the following:

  • Compare and contrast these two pieces in terms of rhythm, melody, development, dynamics, and theme.
  • Describe the effect of each piece on you as a listener.
  • State what you think might be an appropriate use for each piece of music.

Write a 300 words word post that addresses the bulleted list above.