Compare and contrast the compositional styles of very early baroque vocal writing, for
Jacopo Peri: Le musiche sopra 1′Euridice, opera: Excerpts
Aria: Nel pur ardor
Dialogue in recitative: Per quel vago boschetto
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Hippolyte etAricie, opera: Conclusion of Act IV
discuss these in purely musical terms (ie. Melody, harmony, texture, timbre, rhythm, etc.") Then comment on the social, political and economic factors that may have been responsible or contributed to these developments.
compare and contrast" questions, "compare" means to tell how they are similar and "contrast" is to tell how they are different.