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  • Bach's Heart In Music
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    Johann Sebastian Bach Among the influential composers of baroque music, there have been few who have contributed so much in talent, creativity, and style as Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach was a German organist and composer of the baroque era. Bach was born on March 21, 1685 in Eisenach, Thuringia and died July 28, 1750. Bach revealed his feelings and his insights in his pieces. Bach's mastery of all the major forms of baroque music (except opera) resulted not only from his genius talent, but also f...
  • Humorous Types Of Classical Music
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    There are many different musical genres ranging from the soft sounds of classical music, to the loud bangs of punk and rock, to the upbeat energetic notes of dance music. There is a type of music for everybody. No one could every say there is not any type of music that they would enjoy listening to. The musical event that this paper will be written on involves one of the oldest forms of music, classical music. Classical music is music written basically for opera, ballet, religious services and o...
  • Piece Of Good Quality Music
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    Good quality music What is good quality music The answer to this question would have to come from asking an individual rather than looking it up in a Webster's dictionary. Various factors influence this decision such's sex, age, race or background. One would argue if quality music is objective or subjunctive. Popularity or the intellectual level of a piece of music often ponders people perception about music quality. Alan Jackson is a country music super star who in which over the years of his m...
  • Making Of Piece Of Music
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    Modern Music Composition Composition has been an ever-changing entity in our society. Music composition is also a very alternating subject of study. You have to keep up to date when you wish to compose a piece of music. This is strictly due to the progression of music in this day in age. If you fail to study, the music you are writing may, very well, upset the music community with old or potentially outdated material. The only way to stay up to date with composition is to listen to a lot of clas...
  • Of Ellington's Instrumental Pieces
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    Edward Kennedy Ellington, American jazz composer, orchestrator, bandleader, and pianist, is considered to be the greatest composer in the history of jazz music and one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. He composed over 2000 works and performed numerous concerts during his musical career. A compilation of some of his most popular music is collected on a CD called 'The Popular Duke Ellington. ' Ellington personally created most of the music played by his orchestra. He often wrote piec...
  • Essential To Musical Piece
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    The concert I attended was a recital of Mexican baroque choral music. There were 5 main pieces played, each one having its own unique style and function. The recital was held at University of South Carolina School of Music recital hall room 201 on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 6: 00 pm. The group that sang was the graduate vocal ensemble and was conducted by Daniel S. Clark. The group of singers did an excellent job capturing the music and it was very hard to notice any major mistakes. The concert ...
  • Lyrics Of Handel's Original Music
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    MUSIC CRITIQUE - HANDEL'S MESSIAH - A SOULFUL CELEBRATION Producers Qunicy Jones and Mervyn Warren took George Frederic Handel's Messiah for a spin and did a wonderful job with it. They took a classical masterpiece and funk-defied it. This was one of the most important pieces of music to come across in decades, taking Handel's Messiah to the masses of R & B lovers. In true style, the composer re-arranged Handel's Messiah, to produce a classic collection of black music, while at the same time, ca...
  • Actual Symphony Of Music
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    "Symphony in Three Forms" Donald Finegan's sculpture, "Symphony in Three Forms", consists of three figures of abstract twisted metal on cement bases. Fiberglass was sprayed on thin strips of bronze and then molded into the shapes they are in. The metal was twisted in abstract ways to represent the flow of music and different stages in a musical piece. The left figure has many pieces of metal twisted in about the same manner almost parallel to each other. The figure in the middle is taller than t...
  • New York New Music Ensemble
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    The New York New Music Ensemble began with a bang, literally. This ensemble has been around for twenty-three years and it is considered to be "the raising standard" in contemporary chamber music. On Thursday afternoon, I saw the ensemble perform three pieces: Trio, Notturno, and Marxville Songbook. These three possess very similar tone color and composition. The ensemble's first piece, Trio, was composed by Donald Martino. This musician pursued his interest in music at a very young age. By age f...
  • Musical Performance
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    The musical performance I attended was the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra. The location of the performance was the Study Concert Hall at Rice University. The concert hall was quite big it contained several seats which the central focus was the orchestra. Our seats were pretty close and were at a position which we could see the conductor's face. The audience was dresses quite casual and some were dressed sharp. The orchestra members were at rest and one could see the numerous instruments and ...
  • Three Pieces Of Music
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    Francis Poulenc was born in Paris, France on January 7, 1899 into a well-to-do family. His father, Emile Poulenc, was one of the directors of the pharmaceutical firm Rhone-Poulenc. Never one to be without money, Poulenc's composing was often viewed as more of a hobby than a necessity. Poulenc never studied at the famed Paris Conservatory or any other musical institution, which later made it difficult for him to be accepted by his peers. Poulenc studied piano with Ricardo Vines and composition wi...
  • Mendelssohn's Piece On The Grand Piano
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    On the evening of October 17, 2000 I, along with hundreds of people, gathered in the Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center to watch the infamous New York Philharmonic. The concert was scheduled to start at 7: 30 pm. People gathered to their assigned seats around 7 pm. As we sat and waited for the concert to begin, I absorbed the surroundings about me. I could smell the fresh smell of the wood, along with the smell of people's various colognes that filled the air that would make the sounds echo alo...
  • Number Of Books Of Dance Music
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    Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie The music of the Renaissance Period was heard in our cathedrals, the Halls of Nobility, and even peoples' homes. The Renaissance music was between the Medieval and Baroque times, about 1450-1600. Some of the instruments were bagpipers, singing peddlers, and pipe-and-drummers. Composers from Northern France, Belgium, and Holland brought the music to its highest point with new styles. In the nearby Netherland Schools, they were greatly interested in the different voices. In ...
  • Humorous Story And Musical Piece
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    Music For Children Music is an important component for all people to posses in their lives. A child should be introduced to music at a very young age. The introduction of every type of music from classical all the way to modern rock is important. This gives a child the ability to form their own opinion to what they might like the best. Classical music can teach a child every aspect of music including, harmony, themes, dynamics, poly meters, and poly rhythms. These are the components that are sca...
  • Strauss Other Programatic Music
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    Richard Strauss (1964-1949) was born of the famous virtuoso horniest and composer Franz Strauss. The father Strauss was known for his opposition to new musical forms. Richard's mother was also musical and he began studying music in his hometown of Munich at a young age. Through his father's dislike for emerging musical style, Richard was educated in the classical style, therefore used this to his advantage in composing a unique type of music using some elements of classicism, but qualifying stil...
  • Recital The Voice And The Trumpet
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    Tonight, September 30, 2003, I attended the "Recital-The Voice and The Trumpet" held in the Recital Hall in the Leslie Wright Fine Arts Center at Samford University at 7: 30 pm. This recital consisted of three music professionals, G. William Bugg, Leonard A. Candelaria, and Kathryn Fouse. G. William Bugg, the bass / baritone singer, is a renowned singer of opera, and he has performed with the Atlanta Civic Opera, the Kentucky Opera Association, and the Chattanooga Opera. He has also performed wi...
  • Influence Of Jazz On Classical Music
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    Does the language of Jazz differ from the language of other forms of music? Making reference to a particular work of Jazz and a piece from another genre, compare and contrast these pieces of music. Make reference to the form and structure within each work. The language of jazz is very different from (some) other forms of music, say classical music, because unlike classical music, which was, mainly written by the 'upper classes' for the 'upper classes', to be listened to as chamber music behind p...
  • Musical Qualities Of A Festival
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    If I had not known the name or where this piece of music came from, I would still be inclined to listen to it as program music. Even without the title, the song strongly portrays a series of powerful narratives. The first few seconds of the music serve to get our attention, we then hear a pause and the introduction of the violin. This violin acts as an introduction for the rest of the movement. It is as if it the narrator were preparing us for the series of events we are about to take part in. T...
  • Second Piece
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    Antonio Vivaldi was an Italian music composer who lived from 1678 to 1741, a period of art commonly known as the Baroque era. He lived in Venice and taught music at an all-girls orphanage for most of his life. He was a master of the violin and often performed his own works. He is widely known as the composer of concertos, a form of music with a small orchestra and solo lead instrument. Aside from concertos, he wrote religious works and operas. After his death he was all but forgotten for 200 yea...
  • Monstrous Orchestra In Maazal's Music
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    Music is one of the most unique performing arts due to the way it has evolved. Styles and melodies considered unfit in one era are displayed prominently in another. The two concerts previewed in this report have two different and distinct techniques. The first performance that I attended was a symphonic concert playing a mix of contemporary and early 20th century works at Carnegie Hall. The second performance was an organ recital highlighted by the by the live performance of Bach's most well kno...

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