Musical theatre often contains rhyme, but Sondheim’s rhymes serve as emphasis in the play. According to Sondheim, every rhyme, perfect or not, draws “attention to the rhymed word” (Sondheim, Finishing the Hat, xxvii). Since the songs’ words signify a profound amount of meaning, Sondheim makes sure that the lyrics and rhythms work for the character and the actor. “Getting Married Today” in Company demonstrates this particularity. On Amy’s wedding day, she experiences doubt in marrying Paul, expressed through a fast-paced frenzy of thoughts and emotions.
However, the musical on its own its a fantasy, a dream of hopes, and a dream of a Hollywood romance. We can interpret that both characters didn’t choose to daydream about the other, yet it was purely efficient due to their physical
The contour of the verses in I Dreamed a Dream shapes the melody of the verses with its use of step wise and ascending patterns. The bridge features an arpeggiated style which descends through the phase. This works to set up for and lead into the next verse adding a smoother flow to the overall piece. In the recitative section at the beginning of the piece, the melody of the long introduction uses only one pitch (Eb) with the exception of the third last word ( '… it all went wrong,") where instead the G above the original Eb is sung, thereby placing emphasis on the word, its meaning and the implication it makes on the statement and mood of the piece. Whilst the score features repeated rhythmic patterns, there is also a large amount of repetition of melodic patterns and phrases.
As next year approaches and repertoire has to be chosen, I believe that the piece That Ever I Saw, composed by Darmon Meader, would be a meaningful addition. The airy and passion hidden within the melodies and harmonies of this piece represent an area of music that Mixed Choir has yet to grasp. The beautiful poetry written by an anonymous writer provokes emotion. All aspects of this composition would fit perfectly within the Mixed Choir repertoire, adding aspects of a more mature piece.
Love Love definitely is a feeling that encompasses not only the mind and body of two people but it somehow creates a bond between them. In fact, romantic writing bordered heavily on love between two people, thus giving rise to the belief that love overrides all other emotions. ‘love’ has been in the fore front of the society over the ages. The idea of falling in and out of love is not exactly new, it had to face umpteen challenges, obstacles to raise its pretty head, and prompt generations to be its followers! But the irony is ‘love’ and it is misunderstood and misplaced.
The humming C-natural note is sung suddenly after the exactly the sam pitch. The player starts to practice from mm. thirty-seven to the mm. thirty-eight without the lower voice in the second mm. To keep an accurate intonation before adding the lower
In the A section, the accompaniment is in pianissimo and is meant to played etwas bewegt or somewhat with movement. Most of the harmonies in this section are diatonic and functional. The piece begins with a E major arpeggio in its first inversion, or a V6 chord. Most of the accompaniment in the A section consists of arpeggios in the right hand, with a chord in the left hand played on the first beat. This continues throughout the A section.
Saxophone melody is the major melody in this composition and it is the melody which is questioning or exclaiming “So what”. The music picks up speed with the engagement of all three type of instruments. After 5 minutes piano music takes over as major music. Guitar is also mixed in the melody which makes this part exceptional. The melody ends with fading sound of guitar.
Why the Beatles brought change to the the wolrd? Three words : love of music. They just followed their passion and wanted to show the world what they were capable of. Like Paul said : « I would rather do what I began by doing, wich is making music. We make good music, and we want to go on making good music ».
The cool jazz influences are soothing and are more fitting for my post-finals week brain, than the crazy energetic performance that was Hotter Than That. That being said, under different circumstances, my opinion is subject to
Later on, in 1946, Ned Washington would release the song with written lyrics and go on to incorporate the title as part of those lyrics three quarters of the way into the song. In 1947, a version recorded by Harry James and his orchestra would be released to the public. In that recording, there are hardly any solos, the musicians instead performing the song straight forward without variation. The song begins with a rhythm that is carried on by the piano, with occasional violins popping up to declare themselves more and more until the ending, when a soothing acoustic rhythm guitar backs up a hopefully romantic harmonica part. The tempo is never sped up or slowed down except near the end when the violins ease out their final notes, and the pitch
I also used Alberti Bass which is a popular Classical texture to use. The use of Alberti Bass is typical to a piano piece because it is difficult to play on any other instrument. In the B section, it sounds bluesy and jazzy because the melody has a syncopated rhythm; this makes the mood of the section more relaxed because the rhythm is less strict. The blues scale creates an unexpected effect as the flattened notes are not part of the usual major or minor scales which again make the piece feel more
But I am very optimistic about the level of praise “Hollywood Hearts” will attain because it sounds uniquely captivating. It sounds absolutely amazing and it is that unspoiled RnB sound. Music genres these days have taken a lot of influence from other genres and the pure sound in most genres has gotten lost. Sometime you listen to a song and it is not that obvious to place it in a genre. However “Hollywood Hearts” is unmistakably that pure RnB sound.