Setting movement one a choral fantasia, movement four a Unison chorale, Bach used 4-part choir together with orchestra represented by violin, bassoon, piccolo, horn, organ and double reeds, creating its vivid timbre while not losing sacred sense. The heart of the orchestra, violin, leads a different melody from SATB, introducing main fluctuations of the music and displaying an overall emotional style. Other instruments, for example, the bassoon performs correspondingly with the choir in the similar melody and speed, setting lower extent of steady harmony [Bach, Wachet auf, movt. 1, 0:57-1:17], The organ plucks major chords ornamentally, picturing an angel touching the church wall and flourishing the music in triple meter [Bach, Wachet auf, movt. 1,
Prelude to “Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg” – Richard Wagner The first piece played by the University Symphony Orchestra was a prelude to an opera by Richard Wagner. The instrumentation of the piece included flutes, oboes, clarinets, violins, bassoons, French horns, trumpets, viola, trombone, tuba, harp, timpani, bass, and the cello. To me, the piece sounded like it was in quadruple meter.
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” has been performed by many inspirational instrumentalists, and singers, who have added their own personal touch to the classic. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version of “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” can be compared and contrasted with Art Tatum and Judy Garland’s version in many ways. This short essay will include how each artist used elements of music differently, including texture, timbre, melody, harmony, and rhythm. First, the timbre of Garland’s voice is soft and sweet with a lot of vibrato.
In an almost entirely minor section, Dvorak throws in a major chord, showcasing a Picardi third. Old themes are brought back and then trombones are given a chance to bask in the spotlight as they take over once the band had crescendoed to a forte. The movement dwindles down in numbers, leaving just three string players to create a slow melody as it moves towards the end. The ballad then concludes with the strings playing an ascending line, leaving just the low strings. The third movement soon follows, outlining a ternary form as it progresses.
One of her famous performances, Rossini 's "La Danza”, including a low horn solo, caught the views of many people because she performed the piece “as strong and loud as the guys”. I chose these particular sites because it reveals the importance of the French Horn and how it was implemented in many famous pieces, including movies and
He is noted for composing and performing instrumental music which was more uncommon than the more popular vocal style. Corelli did not just compose and perform, he was in charge of all operations of the ensemble. For instance, Corelli was in charge of securing transportation,
Beethoven has made such an impact on the classical music world form the 1800s until now and it is portrayed through many aspects. It takes hard work and dedication for orchestras to perfect the sound that is intended and that is what also makes the piece
Leonardo da Vinci’s Renaissance art Leonardo da Vinci was an inspiring Renaissance artist who is known for his most famous works including the “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper.” Da Vinci studied laws of science and nature, which educated him on including the fundamentals in his art as a painter, sculptor, and architect. (Da Vinci's early life and career helped produce well-liked art during the Renaissance. His work inspired many during the Renaissance with his prestigious artwork, making him a dominant artist during the Italian Renaissance due to being the first to believe the art was connected to science and nature.
Cosimo, and later his grandson Lorenzo, set new standards as patrons of the arts, founding libraries and sponsoring artists such as Donatello and Botticelli. They treated their artists with respect for their talent and individuality. The Medicis commissioned many exceptional woks of art during the Renaissance. Many beautiful works of art were commissioned simply to decorate the Palazzo Medici, the family
Milton Babbitt was an extraordinary composer, philosopher, and intellectual who contributed immensely to the world of music. I used several books and scholarly resources to learn about his interesting life dedicated to his love of music. I used three books that allowed me to learn about his music, philosophy, and theories. These books included: Milton Babbitt: Words about Music, The Collected Essays of Milton Babbitt, and An Introduction to the Music of Milton Babbitt. I also used a scholarly article from Oxford Music Online to learn about the biography of Milton Babbitt, and how he became so interested in music.
Guiseppe will always be remembered for unique operas and the impact that he left in the history of music. Throughout the rest of this report, you will learn about Guiseppe Verdi 's works in the opera through a whole new and more accurate
There, they sparked a wildfire and quickly became a new craze. Though the majority of his compositions were vocal, Handel did not neglect the instrumental side of things. His series of overtures, which were mostly in the French style, his double concertos, and organ concertos all give him the credit of a orchestral
The saxophone had a smooth and light feeling. The orchestra followed the saxophone in an imitative way. The dynamics were in mezzo forte and the tempo was in adagio. The tone colors of this piece were echoey, vibrant, warm, and pingy. This piece had long smooth notes for the
Felix Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn; pianist, composer, conductor. Mendelsohn was a man of many talents that graced the world with his artistic genius. Many compare him akin to Mozart and Beethoven, and though his life was short lived, he made the most of what he had. Felix Mendelssohn was one of the greatest composers of the 1800s, or the Romantic era in music history. Born in Hamburg, Germany on February 3rd, 1809 to Leah Salomon and Moses Mendelssohn, he was lucky to have been born and raised in a prosperous middle class family.
ABSTRACT This is an essay portraying one of the modern composers of current times. Not only was he a composer but he was a conductor, arranger, educator, songwriter, pianist, TV/radio host, and an author. He wore many hat throughout his career. What were his early influences?