|Threefold Amen||(Write legibly in pencil or 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 — Any Harmonic Cadence except a half cadence or a perfect authentic cadence.
3rd Amen — Predominant – Dominant – Tonic. The last 2 chords must be a perfect authentic cadence (See Harmonic Cadences.)
|When the chord progression is wonderful, please improve the rhythm and melody. You may add passing and neighboring tones—but the more 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.|
Music Notation Software Tips:
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