Write a biographical essay of 600-800 words about one of the following composers: Jan Sweelinck,Dieterich Buxtehude, Alessandro Scarlatti, Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni, Georg Philipp Telemann, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista Sammartini , Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Carl Friedrich Abel, Christoph Willibald Gluck.
After the biographical information of your chosen composer, discuss whether you think the composer was an innovator (developed new ideas, i.e. formal, melodic or harmonic elements etc.) or a cultivator of existing constructs and styles.
Search online for free streaming recordings of your chosen composer and include at least one link to a piece by your chosen composer. Include important contributions to the standard literature.
In writing your essays follow these “General APA Guidelines”: General APA Guidelines Your essay should be typed, double-spaced on standard- sized paper (8.5 X 11 inches) with margins of 1 inch on all sides. The essay text should contain an introductory paragraph, several body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. Use plain 12-point type. A full page of typed, double- spaced text contains approximately 300 words. List of References: Create your list of references on its own page after the last page of your text. Center the title References one inch from the top of the page. Double space. Alphabetize the list of references by the last name of the authors. If the work has no author or editor, alphabetize the work by the first word of the title (excluding A, An, or The). Include all reference materials including on-line links.