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The pieces I have chosen to listen to are Kyrie (monophonic) and Kyrie from the Pope Marcellus Mass. In the musical piece Kyrie (monophonic) the musical elements I find most prevalent are melody and rhythm. Melody is a unit of tones sounded in succession-one after another. Rhythm is defined as a pattern of beats determined by the strength of beats. I’ve noticed that the melody in this piece contain conjunct and disjunct pitches. The rhythm of the music goes from a loud to soft pitch repetition. This piece does not have harmony for several reasons. This example is monophonic, which means that there will not be any accompaniment throughout the piece. Also, I have come to believe that this piece would not sound as beautiful if there were to be accompaniment.

In Kyrie from Pope Marcellus Mass, the musical elements that stood out to me the most are melody, rhythm and harmony. The melody in this piece is conjunct and disjunct. I believe the harmony is very consonant, this piece reminds me of holy music, or church music. The harmony of the male and female vocals sounded perfect when combined.

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