The Renaissance is an essential stage period for all modern music and most musical instruments we use today. Several styles and techniques we see today were discovered during this time. Most importantly, a good number of musical instruments we use today have been developed from sample of instruments that were used during Renaissance (Smith 38). However, woodwind instruments are some of the instruments that were discovered during Renaissance period. The woodwind instruments family is made of a piece of wood, are usually played using fingers and blowing in the air by mouth, used for both ecclesiastical and secular music festivals, and has exotic shape.
The historical time periods of Renaissance and Baroque helped shape ballet into the form of dance that it is today. These two periods had many similarities, but also, many differences. The transition between the Renaissance period to the Baroque period was smooth and crucial in developing how ballet is danced, performed and viewed today. The idea of dance has come a long way over the last couple of centuries; moreover, modern-day dance would not be what it is today without these historical periods. There was a drastic change in dance technique during the 14th and 15th century specifically between the Renaissance and Baroque period regarding complexity, how the dances were viewed and the physical movement.
A sonata for two violins or other treble instruments plus bass was called a trio sonata. The concerto derived from the Italian concertare, the concerto took several forms during the baroque era. A concerto was simply a composition that united a diverse ensemble consisting of voices, instruments or both. Later the concerto began was known for its modern definition.. A multi movement work for instrumental soloist (or group of soloists) and orchestra. Taking its cue from canzonas and sonatas, the concerto grosso alternate a small
Programmatic music has a long-standing history stretching back to the renaissance period of music. It wasn’t until the romantic period that it truly flourished and developed to be an influential form of music. The types of programmatic works include concert overtures, tone poems and programmatic symphonies. A programmatic work, simply put, is a piece of work that is narrative in nature. It uses musical ideas to represent concepts without having to use sung words.
He knew which musical instrument and sounds that he wanted to accompany his opera Orfeo (1607),which he points out in his score. Monteverdi's "Renaissance Orchestra" was beginning to look like what we thought was a modern orchestra such as musical instrument organized section ,many variety and many bowstrings. With the passage of time, the violin family (violin, viola, cello and bass) was replaced by the violin family (early stringed instrument series) as the social practice changed. In nineteenth century ,string become more major than ever before. There some of the families instrument such as brass, woodwind and percussion instruments became more advanced, make composer to write more difficult section, and keyboard instruments placed in the back seat.
If handled with care, I do not see reason to have any. True, we cannot control the quality of the output, but we do control what we decide to listen to and why. Moreover, the benefits are many: First, we have the ability to enhance the melody and accurately represent the emotion of the lyrics. This will aid in the creation of more accurate image schema of the entire song, eventually inducing a stronger affect to the reader. Consequently, narratives of traditional songs, which depict historical struggles of a nation, are now perceived more vividly than they ever have through music.
Victorian Era The Victorian Era lasted about 63 years, ranging from the 18th to the 19th century. Full of dance, literature, art, and music. Granted some of those things did not flourish as well as others, but are still just as great when it comes to the entertainment factor of the Victorian era. MUSIC, Most music in the Victorian era was found in music halls or saloons, meaning, that music was one of the things that did not take off as well as art or literature. But, there were a few noted Victorian era musicians.
Since the Renaissance first began in Florence in the 14th century, many people have considered a variety of theories as to exactly where the origins and characteristics from the movement came about. Some theories have taken into consideration outside factors that may have caused it such as, the social and civil issues in Florence at the time, specifically its political structure and also the migration of Greek scholars and texts to Italy had a great effect. Beginning in the latter half of the 15th century, a humanist faith led to the search for ancient texts that would then increase current scientific knowledge. Some of the works rediscovered were miraculously important such as Galen 's physiological and anatomical studies and Ptolemy 's Geography. Botany, zoology, magic, alchemy, and astrology are all examples of some of the newly developed knowledge during the Renaissance as a result of the study of the ancient texts.
It expanded the orchestra, providing the depth on timbre. Especially in the middle of the century, with the domination of the German influences, their own-country-styled-music was started to discover by composers of the other country from Germany. The investigation evaluates how this nationalistic movements was influenced musical elements of this period. I have chosen to investigate two Romantic pieces, L’Arlesienne by Bizet and Symphony No.2 by Tchaikovsky. The both music I chose is the music that I have played in orchestra by violin before.
Many times, throughout history old ideas or past cultural aspects are often used again and are improved to mould current needs. The Renaissance is a prime example of how past ideas were used once again to create a better and more cultured society. There was once a time in ancient Greece and Rome where art, architecture, philosophy and writing flourished, but were later supressed due to a greed of power and male dominance. Right before the Renaissance however, the medieval ages were a time dedicated to religion and revolved around feudal aristocracies. Art was something only reserved for religious institutions and left the rest of society dull especially during the black plaque.
In the A sections, it features strong components from the classical era whereas the B section has a much more relaxed bluesy feel to it. The A sections have equal four bar phrases which is a typical feature of classical music. The ternary form was also a popular because it allowed variation in a piece which was used a lot during the era. To mimic this style of music, I included sequences, imitation and subtle dynamic with crescendos and diminuendos. I also used Alberti Bass which is a popular Classical texture to use.
Dan Morgenstern compared the original transcript to Satchmo and the differences he saw were due to editing to “changing Armstrong’s three-dot style to conventionally punctuated sentence-structure.” Morgenstern believes that Armstrong has a certain style to him that isn’t replicable it’s found in his writing and his music. Louis Armstrong is a world renown musician, but he not known for his writing. Armstrong is a storyteller though, because of his larger than life personality and storytelling skills. Having the book edited made it somewhat easier to read and made a difference by fixing the structure of how the story is read. 2.
The chord progression of the piano accompanied the vocal which drifted smoothly up and down with the change of emotion, while the percussion and string sections were presented softly in the background. Remarkably, the leading position vocal in this song also illustrated the change of focus from band to vocalist in the late Swing era. Secondly, Staryhorn’s work often contained greater tenderness. As the saying of bassist Aaron Bell, a one time Ellingtonian, “There’s so much more sensitivity and complexity in Strayhorn’s composition than Ellington’s”. The lyrics of “Lush Life” demonstrated the born sensitivity of the song writer.
Some of the other composers during this period are overpowering in the dynamics, rhythm, and tempo. Debussy’s music is more subtle. The piece of music I chose for the quite approachable is “Afro-American Symphony, IV” by William Still. Still’s work was quite approachable because his music related to so many people because of the subjects he chose. His music had this easy to listen to presence.
The oratorios did not require a large budget to produce, and Handel even translated them into English for his London audience. 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