Select two compositions by two different composers from the time-period 1200 to 1800. Compare the two compositions in terms of particular genre (e.g. symphony vs. opera), style (for example, Renaissance vs. Baroque), music form/structure (for example, three movement concerto form vs. ABA Aria da Capo form), and the function of each composition (for example, secular vs. sacred).
Focus on the compositions themselves, not on the biographical details of the composers. I want you to write about the music itself, not the details of the composers lives, except as they might relate to the particular compositions you choose to analyze.