The dialogue and lyrics are straightforward and full of ironic elements, which bring a lot of fun to enjoy. The transition from lines into a song is pretty smooth. For example, when Shrek is “hurt” by what Fiona says and his anger reaches a climax, he naturally starts to sing to express his emotion. In addition, the music, which embraces several styles such as pop, rock and jazz, also add dynamics into the show. So in sum, the writing of the show is appealing.
Each time the singer sings king of kings with the two “forevers” and “hallelujahs”, it rises higher and higher until it reaches the top of the soprano voice range at a high D. This is a magical experience both to sing and to hear it being performed. Handel could have easily kept the king of kings section the same note every time but it wouldn’t be as great it is with the different variations of the notes. Also, up until this point before the king of kings section, you have accented every part of the word hallelujah possible with the different voice sections as separate parts but the pinnacle point of the whole piece is when everyone goes into unison and accents all the parts of hallelujah together (NPR,2008). This ending, is quite beautiful and
Gabriella Visaggio Professor Anello Speech Evaluation Writing Assignment 11/20/14 The Most Memorable Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of many memorable and powerful words. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia and died on April 4, 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American pastor and the leader in the African American Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King Jr. is known to be the man who gave the greatest speech of all time, “I have a Dream” speech. This speech was given on August 28, 1963 after Martin Luther King Jr. led “The March on Washington”.
One such Broadway pioneer, Stephen Sondheim, develops a style that relies on wit and shock factor to make statements about American society. Unlike the musical comedies that initially set a precedent for their gaudy numbers that highlight the performers, Sondheim’s musicals contain strong plots and characters that highlight the plot. The songs contribute to the setting and situation of the musical instead of distracting from the story. Audiences initially meet his musicals with mixed opinions: some love them for their intellectuality, but the musicals shock others with their bold themes. Presently, audiences increasingly respect Sondheim’s musicals for their innovative themes and formats.
Kevin Baietto Dr. Cotter Forms of Lit November 1, 2015 In the poem Talk the point of view is told in the first person by the author Terrance Hayes. Terrance Hayes was born in 1971 in Columbia, South Carolina. He not only is a writer but a successful artist and athlete as well. Hayes attended Coker College where he succeeded in his athletic success and earned his bachelor’s degree. Then received his M.F.A at the University of Pittsburgh.
The other speech was “Glory and Hope” by Nelson Mandela. This speech was delivered in Mandela’s inauguration ceremony as the President of South Africa and was telecasted all over the globe, with millions of viewers. Mandela delivered this speech 31 years after Martin Luther King Junior. In this essay, I will examine the similarities and differences between these two indelible speeches, and I will state my opinion on which speech is better. Both speeches were about freedom.
(Shows bright smile and big eyes to the audiences) I think it needs more beautiful voices to sing it together with me? Can you help me? (Moves to DCS and points to the audiences.) Narrator 2: Abi is asking help from you? Do you mind to sing it together with him?
There was extraordinary dramatic potential in Hamilton’s story: the characteristics that allowed him to rise also insured his fall. When the organizers of the White House event called, Miranda proposed a rap about Hamilton, and they said yes. That evening in May, Miranda and the other performers—among them Esperanza Spalding, the jazz bassist and vocalist, and James Earl Jones—were introduced to the President. Miranda asked him to sign a copy of “Dreams from My Father” that he’d bought at the airport. Onstage, Miranda announced that he was working on a concept album about Hamilton—“someone I think embodies hip-hop,” he said, to general laughter.
This was to attract the audience into his message and it made them deeply experience the emotions that exist within the classical music. Zander, a great presenter, was very energetic on the stage that retained the audience’s attention. In his presentation, he usually includes body gestures such as hand gestures and nodding head, etc. several times, Zander walked into the audience and engaged with them. He also mentioned that only 3 percent of the population are classical music lover’s.
“Star spangled Banner” was written by Marvin Gaye and composed by John Stafford smith . In 1814 Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics while he detained on a british ship in baltimore. Key who was on a diplomatic mission was inspired after witnessing the American victory at Fort McHenry which Key believed was an impossible task. And before it became our anthem, it was an American drinking tune, too. Back in the days before national media, one of the best ways for a politico to reach the common man was through catchy tunes sung at bars and parties.
The audience seemed thrilled, and, as the performance progressed the people started to get up from their seats, moving along with the melody, and singing out loud. The Alternatives noticed the positive response to their music and carried on with no hesitation. The lead singer, Marcus Allen, accompanied by the lead guitarist Sheldon Kay began their duo, which lead to the opening of the next song. The first set ended up with a melancholic track, performed by the acoustic guitar of Derrick, with a noticeable sound of the bass guitar of
I know I have been pulled up on stage to sing Okeechobee Whisky a time or two. The performers are all in tune and in step as a typical rock band would be. The other band members feed off of Greg’s energy that he extracts from the crowd. The more the crowd participates the more fun Greg and the band have performing. The band seems to get in sync with the crowd and the performance is driven by the band and the crowd together.