People listen to music to have fun and relax along with many other reasons, but this song is different from what other music is like. It teaches a lesson to the audience, how to be kind to each other and how to not be mean or mad at each other, also
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich is a 20th-century composer. She was born on April 30, 1939, in Miami Florida. She started out as a violinist, pianist, and a hornist, and earned a bachelor of music degree from Florida State University in 1960. And she also received a master's degree in music in 1962. She then taught in a small South Carolina town, but they moved to New York City. In 1975 Zwilich enrolled in Juilliard. She played in the New York City American symphony orchestra, under the composer Leopold Stokowski for about seven years. She then married Joseph Zwilich. Joseph was a violinist and played in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, but later died in 1979. She was the first woman to earn the doctorate degree in musical arts in composition from
Fisher Tull was born Waco, Texas in September 27th, 1934. Around the age of nine in the fifth grade, Fisher Tull began learning to play the trumpet which he continued to do throughout his schooling. As a trumpet player, Fisher Tull played both classical and jazz music and early in his life considered himself to be more of a jazz musician. Fisher Tull went on to enroll at The University of North Texas in 1952, where he earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education. Following the completion of his first degree Tull went on to continue and complete his graduate studies at The University of North Texas in music theory and trumpet performance in 1957. While a graduate student, Tull served as the teaching assistant for both trumpet and arranging.
On November 15, 205 at 2pm I was able to see the Rutgers Percussion Ensemble. I was very interested in this show, because I have never been able to see a group of only percussionists perform in the same space. The first piece they did was called Ionisation, which was written in 1929. There were thirteen musicians on stage playing various instruments. This song began with a rolling unpitched sound coming from four snare drums with the claves. This idea was an interesting start, because it caught the audience’s attention to really listen to what was going to happen next. Then the song, went into a lighter more atmospheric section, where there were many crescendos and decrescendos. The instruments in the piece included the chimes, maracas, timpani,
Many people refer to her as the “Queen of Rock”, “Queen of Pop”, and often times
Tin Pan Ally in time would be the place to fine popular music that was wrote by immigrants. Tin Pan Ally was just a name given to the place where the Offices of the publishers in New York (Broadway). The places where just row houses that still stand today but as homes and not music publishers. The style of music that was heard coming the offices at the time was more of classic sound up to the mid-20s. For Tin Pan Ally to become a place for music to live and grow so one day it can be institution where music icons like George Gershwin would make music for Broadway (Broadway).
When I was a kid, I was a part of the little children’s choir at my church, Morningside Presbyterian. We mostly just played musical games to get us used to our voices, learn how to hold a note, or just have a bit of fun. One of the games we played was one where our choir director played notes on the piano that sounded like an animal. He would twiddle away on the keys making melodies that went ba-hump, ba-hump, and we would all yell out “frog!” or “bunny!” Perhaps they would go duh-dumph, duuh dumph, and we would guess a shark. I didn’t think much of it at the time. To me, he was just one of the family friends we saw around a lot. As it turns out, this family friend of mine was a bit of a bigger deal than I had thought. The man who played these little games with us, grinning the whole time, was actually the chorus master of the Atlanta Opera. Walter Huff is one of the most renowned chorus masters worldwide. He toured Europe and America, directing choral groups in hundreds upon hundreds of performances along the way. When he wasn’t doing that, he
I had the opportunity this week to watch the concert “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.” The performance was on November 17, 2015. This concert was preformed very well. Parts of the concert were very calm and sincere, while others were upbeat and fun. While at the concert three musical numbers stuck out to me. The first was “How far is it to Bethlehem?” The second was “Carol of the Bells.” The third and final one was “Joy to the World.”
A song “ Soldier’s Joy” was composer by someone and perform by Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers. The style of music an old country folk. The song got very catchy melody and harmony by banjo. This song got driving rhythm and it’s got up beat tempo. The meter measure by “four 4 times”. The dynamics for this song was normal. The instrument used in this song are violin, banjo, guitar, and bass. There are five voices including singer and their song was amuse. It’s give a happy and funny mood. In my opinion, this song was a good old style country folk song.
Pessimism ran high as I entered the Organ Recital Hall with low expectations due to my less than medium experience at the previous UCA concert I attended. On the contrary, the It Could Be Anything New Music Ensemble turned out to be a rather enjoyable experience. Directed by Dr. Wesley Ferreira and Professor Andrew Jacobson, the It Could Be Anything music ensemble featured the newer works of recent composers that embody the feeling of new music culture. The ensemble included various musicians and instruments, such as a violin, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, and various percussion instruments. The Four songs featured in this performance were “New Year’s Harmattan” (2004), Robin Cox’s “Choros No. 7” (1924), Heitor Villa’s “Lobos” (1887-1959), and ending the performance was a shortened version of “Worker’s Union” (1975).
I viewed Diahann Carroll’s performance of a heartfelt love song, “The Music That Makes Me Dance” from Funny Girl. The song is written by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill. Carroll’s recording was made in 1968, four years after the role of Fanny Brice had been made famous by Barbra Streisand. I view Carroll as a confident artist for putting this song out into the world after such a groundbreaking, well known performance of it circulated. All of this being said, her performance was spectacular and showed why she belonged to hold a spot in our memories. Diahann Carroll was able to bring her rich, gentle voice to a well known piece of music and make it her own, through subtle acting and a powerful emotional connection to the words she was singing.
Aretha Franklin was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She sang about women’s rights as she believed women were being treated unfairly during the time that she sang. She also spoke about African Americans rights because she believed they were being discriminated against. She became a role model for other minorities and many other artists followed in her footsteps. She was a very powerful icon during her time, and her songs such as “Respect” encourage minorities to speak up for their rights.
The Lovell High School Concert Band had an amazing concert on the 30th of November. The songs included Celebration and Tribute, Sleigh Ride, Spirit of the Highlands, with a bonus of the combined band on Jinge, Jinge, Jingle. While all the songs were good, they were not spectacular. One that stands out to me is Celebration and Tribute.