Johann Sebastian Bach : A Comparison

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From Bach to Green Day: A Comparison I have always enjoyed the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, so I chose to listen to Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major (BWV 1048). This piece was composed in 1721 as a part of a six piece collection (Brandenburg Concertos). The rendition that I found is “performed on original instruments by the Early Music ensemble Voices of Music (Voices of Music). I chose this rendition in large part due to the faithfulness of the performance to the original manuscript. Here is a link to the performance on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPLvBO_2Gn0 (Voices of Music). For my modern concert performance, I chose Jesus of Suburbia live by Green Day. This piece was originally recored in 2003 and released in 2005 as part of their album American Idiot (Jesus of Suburbia). I chose this recording because I enjoy Green Day as a group, and because they have been performing music for many years.
Now that we these pieces are presented, the task of comparison is no small one. I have chosen to analyze several elements of music discussed in our book for each piece, and how they differ. To begin, let us look at Instrumentation. Bach 's piece were written during the baroque period, so he used many of the popular instruments of the day; violins, violas, chellos, harpsichord, and violone (Voices of Music). Green Day, features the standard rock layout of today 's popular bands; guitars, electric bass, drums, keyboards, and vocals. Although these two pieces…

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