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Name Date Professor’s Name Course Section/# An Analysis and Discussion of Philip Sparke’s “Capriccio” Oftentimes, when one considers 20th and/or 21st century music, an understanding of abstraction and an expectation of multi polar themes combined with melody and harmony that continually contest one another and forms of dissonance is expected.
For purposes of this brief analysis, Phillip Sparke’s work “Capriccio” will be analyzed. It is the understanding of this particular author that Sparke’s “Capriccio” represents many of the tell tale markers that music of the latter half of the 20th century engenders. Moreover, this short analysis will also integrate with an understanding of some of the primary influences that can be determined from a close listening and reflection upon Sparke’s “Capriccio”. Even though it might be convenient to assume that the most talented composers rely only upon their own ideas to create famous compositions, the fact of the matter is that many individuals, musicians, and former composers have a profound impact upon the way in which these composers integrate with the subject matter. Finally, from a technical and mechanical as well as theoretical understanding of music, the analysis will seek to draw inference upon the range of the instrumentation that is employed, the use of Marshall music, and the reintegration of neoclassicism and/or a greater emphasis and or focus upon harmony melody point and counterpoint. ...
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