The concert that I attended was called Voices of Villainy. It was held on October 19, 2015 in the Performing Arts Center. This event was put on by the Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi choir. It was made up of twenty singers, with the majority of them singing solos. There were three duets during the whole show. The pieces that everyone performed were taken from movies and plays that include villains. The songs were all ones that the villains in these movies originally sang. The singers sang along to a piano accompaniment, but that was all. The pieces sang during Voices of Villainy were taken from popular movies and plays that the audience could identify with. These pieces were written for a specific character to sing. Some of the movies and musicals …show more content…
All of the pieces were sang in monophony, with the main voice singing over a piano accompaniment. The first piece was performed by a woman singing in soprano. There are also multiple times where the composer used an accelerando and a ritardando to display a change in the attitude of the singer. The beginning of the song starts off in a slower tempo, then speeds up during the chorus, then slows back down. The second piece was one of the duets, and it had consonance when the two men singing sang in harmony with each other. In “Revenge, Timotheus Cries” the piece was disjunct due to the many distinct leaps between notes that the singer sang. As I was listening, I tried to listen for the tonic note but my ears are not attuned enough to find it. However, I do know that there were points in which the composers used dominant and subdominant notes that rested at their tonic note. There were also some songs that were arias. They were being sung in a context where time in the original movie or musical was stopped. There were also a couple of liberettos, where the characters were singing what they normally would have been simply
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Page 2 of 2 MusicThe movie “Selena” was a musical in which many upbeat songs were played and sang by Selena. I will be explaining all about the music and deciphering and breaking down each song choice that was played during this movie. Selena at a young age was quite interested in the popular 80’s singer Donna Summer. She influenced Selena in many ways on why Selena loved music so much. The reason that this was a bad thing is because her family was Mexican and wasn’t usually found to sing 80’s pop.
Megan Ihnen was the solo singer throughout the pieces. The second act was a concerto featuring three soloists. A Pianist, Cello player, and flutist. before they began the cellist introduced herself and told a little about the song. As she told us about the songs, she related it to her eighteen-month year old son, who is curiously learning
They weren’t very good according to the article, but their song was basically an anti-war song so it fired up the crowd. The 8th top song was called “Going up the Country” by a group called Canned Heat. Their style is a mixture of the blues and rock. The 7th best performance was titled “My Generation” by The Who. The 6th top performance was a song by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and it was titled “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”.
There were book scenes in the show that were also in the original that went along with the story and music. All of the most iconic songs from the original production that could be seen in the original cast album were included in this rendition of Cabaret, which one could appreciate. Though these songs are enjoyable to audiences, they also play an important and symbolic role to the musical itself (Miller). As Miller states, “One of the clever, usually overlooked devices the score uses is connecting songs and characters through introductions”
The show was standing-only and if you know of Travis Scott, you know this isn't an understatement. If you haven't heard of Travis Scott a quick Google search will show the destruction that ensues when Travis hits the stage. Since Travis’s first album, “Rodeo” was released September of 2015, Travis has been dominating the rap game. Travis
In order to make the music clearly and attractive enough to grab ears, he artfully changed the number of performers in different voice part, and chose using syllabic text setting with homorhythmic texture[Palestrina, Gloria, from Pope Marcellus Mass, 0:09-0:45]. Thus the music’s plumpness varies with phrases, thickening its climax and thinning less important sentences. For instance, the text phrase “Jesu Christe. Cum sancto
The opening piece for the evening was “Entry of the Gods into Valhalla” written by Richard Wagner. This specific song was taken from Das Rheingold and was written in the Romantic Era. “Entry of the Gods into Valhalla” starts with deep mysterious music
It started out as a jolly, syncopated tune that was played at a relatively fast tempo. The song was played at a mezzo forte, but went into a crescendo, then reached a chord. After the chord was hit, the violin had a solo, and played a variety of rhythms, tempos, and tones. Eventually a countermelody joined in and changed rhythms, tones, and dynamics throughout the violin’s solo. There were also several dissonant sections throughout the song.
The introduction of the piece is the same as that of “The Raiders March”, but with strings playing in the background. The A melody begins with the trumpet as the strings fade out (0:07). The first minute and a half of the song is played the same as that of “The Raiders March”, though due to differing sound equalization, some parts stick out more or less than they do in the original. For example, in the third repetition of the A melody, one can more clearly hear the xylophone accompanying the melody here than in “The Raiders March”. The piece begins to differ more significantly after the break following the third repetition of the A melody when the piece modulates down a half step instead of up like in the original (1:37).
The musicals Sweeney Todd directed by Tim Burton and Buffy the Vampire Slayer directed by Stephen Sondheim have many similarities and differences. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is about a girl named Buffy Summers who has to defeat the demon named sweet who causes people to break out in song and dance, this demon has also stolen Buffys younger sister Dawn Summers. Sweeney Todd is about a barber the gets punished for a crime that he did not commit, fifteen years later he makes his way back to London and changes his name to Sweeney Todd to get revenge on the judge that wrongfully convicted him. By comparing the settings, endings and choreography it is visible to the audience that these two musical pay tribute to their heritage however they have different
It is forceful and heavy and is very different to the accompaniment of the first section. The accompaniment has a sudden crescendo from the pianissimo of the first section to the mezzo forte of the second section, which shocks the audience. The harmonies are also more chromatic and dissonant, adding to the unease and discomfort felt, both by the character and the audience. In bar 23, instead of the dyads, the left hand begins playing octaves while the right hand plays chords, making the piece feel more menacing. The crescendos, diminuendos and sforzandos in the accompaniment, and the harmonies accurately portray the second and fifth stanzas of the poem, where the character is pulled from his lovely dream and sees his reality, where it is cold and he is alone.
I could sit and focus on the song and be happy or I could enjoy the environment with some polite music in the background. The texture of the music was mostly homophonic from what I could tell. The piano player would play chords and then the Sax would come in and they would play music that i am assuming they both knew, sort of like a jam session. I wonder if this happened again it would be different songs or the same ones. The rhythm was pretty upbeat and not all too complicated.
The music was playing while Morgan and Robert were making conversation though their voices were overlapped by the voice of the music. The music was composed basically for the movie to pass the motive for romantic relationships between Morgan versus Robert and Mita versus Hill. Music played a vital role in the movie due to the reason that it helped to attract the attention of the audience. It was attractive because characters such as Mita and Hill were arrogant and demanding in their past relationships hence they were not expected to fit any normal and peaceful relationships. However, at last they were brought together and eventually rhyme with each other very well.