The highly revered Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. The last child of a musically-inclined family, Bach developed his skill in Lüneburg with his eldest brother after the passing of their parents. By 1703 he was actively working for the Protestant church as a musician, concentrating on organ repertoire and chamber music compositions. While his relationship with his employers was not always the most forthcoming, Bach continued to compose and was granted the title of court composer in Germany in 1736 by the Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, Augustus III. When he died in 1750 due to health complications, Bach left behind an incredible legacy with hundreds of cantatas, canons, fugues, concertos, …show more content…
An oratorio is defined as a composition that uses a choir, soloist, and ensemble as the main focus of a concert piece. The work incorporates music from Bach’s earlier compositions and is considered a classic example of parody music. While the author of the text is unknown, it is likely that is was by a Christian Friedrich Henrici, a longtime collaborator of Bach’s, who went by the pen name Picander. Modern renditions are commonly performed in two parts, as the total duration of the Oratorio is around three hours long. Today’s performance is of the first half of the Oratorio, parts I through …show more content…
While the piece follows the liturgy, Bach chooses not to mirror the Gospel reading structure for the narrative coherency of the piece. The story unfolds with the six parts - ‘The Birth and Annunciation to the Shepherds’, ‘The Adoration of the Shepherds’, ‘Prologue to the Gospel of John’, ‘Circumcision and Naming of Jesus’, ‘The Journey of the Magi’, and ‘The Adoration of the Magi’. Taking liberty, Bach completes the piece prior to Mary, Joseph, and Jesus’ flight to Egypt, as it was considered unfit for the seasonality of the celebratory
There are many similarities between the book “A Christmas Carol” and its movie counterpart. For instance, both sow Scrooge as the misanthrope, the villain who eventually changes into a more generous man. Furthermore, the dialogue is almost identical. Nonetheless, these two works of art are not completely the same. In the book, Scrooge is constantly shouting, however, in the movie, Ebenezer is cold and quiet, but has an aura of menace around him.
Additionally, the related text “ A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens facilitates an individual self-discovery, as a reassessment to permanently reshape an individual outlook from the previous perspective and in turn experience a new transformation to reform their values to connect with the world. This idea is evident through the character Scrooge as Charles Dickens uses a narrative voice in “ Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge”, which captivates and instruct the reader how to feel about the character Scrooge. As a result, the reader can instantly feel a connection to the narrator, as they know that Scrooge is a man who is miserable and unpleasant. Scrooge characterization is further reinforced through the hyperbolic statement “ Whole length of the expression, and said that he would see him in that extremity first” which evinces Scrooge’s dramatic refusal to join his nephew’s family for Christmas
Christmas Carol is an ancient story and movie. The novel and cinema are based on the same main idea ,a man named scrooge changing is awareness about Christmas. Although they have some diversities ,they still have the same essence. The movie creates alarming perception and curiosity. The Christmas Carol book and film have comparable pictures while reading ,also inspecting them.
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 The instruments heard throughout the concerto are violins, violas, a cello, a bass, an oboe, a recorder, a keyed trumpet, and a harpsichord. The first movement begins at a quick tempo. Sixteenth notes are played constantly and are passed around the different instruments. Throughout the sixteenth not passages or mordents and other embellishments.
In response to the Industrial Revolution of Victorian England during the 18th century, British society found itself at a crossroad regarding what was deemed significant in human life. The Victorian life was grimy, tough and cruel, and it is made prevalent throughout Charles Dickens’ novella, ‘A Christmas Carol’, that a clear distinction is illustrated between that of the wealthy, aristocrats of England, which was paralleled with those who don’t have wealth, but may have happiness. Dickens integrates the use of satire with the intention to evoke change within his audience, which would result in a more equal England in the future. Moreover, the use of multiple literary techniques as well as the further development of characters, of whom reflect stereotypical members of Victorian England society, Dickens is able to exemplify the need for humanity to transform for the good of all. Dickens establishes greed as a major flaw in society, furthermore, Dickens exposes the greater requirement for generosity to be prevalent within humanity.
Did you know that someone could change overnight? Well in the novella A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, a character named Ebenezer Scrooge emphasizes what change really is very well. Scrooge is visited by three spirits the night of Christmas Eve and they show him his past, present, and his future. One of the themes of A Christmas Carol would be that it is never too late to change. You might not have thought it was possible but if Scrooge can change you can
Praise our Lord, all ye Gentiles is a six part anthem, from the 1611 collection of Psalms, Songs and Sonnets, the vigorous rhythmic opening is replaced by gentler melodic outlines at the words ‘because his mercy is confirmed upon us’. The next two pieces have somewhat of a Halloween theme: O Lord, the Maker of All Thing by William Mundy and Timor et Tremor by Orlando di Lasso. They begin with the exploration of fear and trembling, fear and our reaction to fear and lastly ask the Lord to save us and keep us from bad dreams. The last University Chorale piece is Factum est silentium by Richard Dering it is about the battle between the deranged arch angel
Both J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel use different aspects of music to compose important pieces of music. The baroque period is often known as the time when artists exaggerated their motion and produced drama through interpreted detail. Both of these composers used this baroque style to convey messages through their music. The similarity in their music was that it is in a spiritual manner. J.S. Bach’s style was a harmonic and motivation manner, which Handel’s is more of a narrative.
Last Christmas Taylor Swift’s hit song, “Last Christmas,” contains lyrics with meaning and empathy to show the sorrows of being broken and what she really thinks of the Heartbreaker. The verses in this song use idioms and metaphors to transfer the artist's speculations and feelings. With these devices, I believe it lets the theme be exhibited throughout various parts of the song. The theme of fixing one’s mistakes and finding out others true self, is often displayed with hyperboles.
The orchestra maintained the musical score and provided ornamentation and emphasized the melodic contour of the singer’s vocal line. Without reading the subtitles, there is such emotion and energy in the male singer’s performance that it is easy to see, along with the physical positioning and facial expressions of the female performer, that there is an impassioned dialogue being given from him to
In Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, we follow the main character Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is a businessman in London. His business partner Marley died years ago leaving Scrooge to run the business himself. He did have one person work for him as his clerk. The only thing Scrooge cares about is his financial situation.
Sam is a snowman that lives in antarctica and he spends his day snowboarding,hanging out with his friends,riding on his snowmobile and having snowball fights. And, every year he sees santa riding on his slay across the sky. But, this christmas eve sam heard all of the christmas presents have been stolen and if there's no presents means no christmas for the children of the world. So it’s up to Sam to figure out who stole all the christmas presents.
The completion of the work was, for this reason, offered to several masters- some of them could not undertake the work on account of pressing engagements, and others would not compromise themselves by the comparison of their talents with those of Mozart. At last it came to me, as it was known that while Mozart was yet alive, I had often played and sung, through with him the parts he had already set to music-that he had very often conversed with me upon the development of the work, and had communicated to me the principal features (den Gang und die Grunde) of his instrumentation. I can only wish that I may have succeeded or at least may have so worked that competent critics may here and there find, in what I have done, some traces of his never to be forgotten teaching. To the Requiem with the Kyrie, the Dies Irae, and the Domine Jesu, Mozart has fully completed the four vocal parts
The ‘’Baroque’’ era ended on July 28, 1750, when Johann Sebastian Bach died. HIs marked the start of the Age of Enlightenment and the Classical era. The Age of Enlightenment was a period of time in the 18th century where philosophers encouraged the use of reason and the questioning ideas about God, humanity, politics and government. Philosophers from this era include Voltaire, Denis Diderot who published encyclopedia, and Mary Wollstonecraft -feminist and a women’s rights advocate. Baroque style music characteristics included repetitive, dance influenced rhythms, a single mood throughout the song, emphasis on string instruments and piano and forte as its dynamics.