Mariachi Music Mariachi music is a widely admired genre in the world now, but just recently it has risen in popularity. The word “mariachi” either means “marriage” in French or is an indigenous word for a wooden stage used by musical group performances. Before European conquest, natives used rattles, drums, flutes, and conch horns for religious occasions. When the Spanish arrived, they brought along violins, guitars, harps, brass horns, woodwind instruments, and colonial dancing, which eventually blended with the music of the natives. With these new additions, indigenous peoples and mestizos began to play European instruments along with their own musical inventions.
Throughout history, many periods of music have existed, some of which have left behind enduring contributions to music altogether. The most important period of music however is the Baroque period. This is because the beginning of its era marked the introduction of dominant musical devices that have been used ever since. The term “baroque” was derived from the Portuguese barroco meaning “oddly shaped pearl” and refers to a period of European music or Western European art music that flourished from about 1600 to 1750. This period began when the Renaissance period of music – a period of music full of choral music and chants – began to change.
The majority of the songs were sacred music. There were not many instruments being played that night, but there were three different instruments being played in two different pieces. The piano was playing in Ziegeunerleben (Gypsy Life), and it was a double meter. In the beginning of the song, the piano was allergro, but then it switched to andante. Throughout the whole song, the piano switching from allergro to andante a few more time.
The Renaissance and Baroque periods of music are two very similar and different eras. The Renaissance which began after the end of the Middle Ages in 1450 and ended the beginning of the 1600s, this is where the Baroque period starts. The beginning of the Renaissance period was compromised of sacred and religious music cultivating from the middle ages. Before the Renaissance period music had to be copied and re-written by hand, which was a very difficult task to do continuously. During the Renaissance period however, printing was invented, which made producing music easier and also changed a lot of other things in other areas.
Pessimism ran high as I entered the Organ Recital Hall with low expectations due to my less than medium experience at the previous UCA concert I attended. On the contrary, the It Could Be Anything New Music Ensemble turned out to be a rather enjoyable experience. Directed by Dr. Wesley Ferreira and Professor Andrew Jacobson, the It Could Be Anything music ensemble featured the newer works of recent composers that embody the feeling of new music culture. The ensemble included various musicians and instruments, such as a violin, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, and various percussion instruments. The Four songs featured in this performance were “New Year’s Harmattan” (2004), Robin Cox’s “Choros No. 7” (1924), Heitor Villa’s “Lobos” (1887-1959), and ending the performance was a shortened version of “Worker’s Union” (1975).
In the unknown art piece, the board is all wood. The use of wood in this instance also allows the piece to be lighter and easier to hold. In terms of texture, in the AP 250 piece, the artist uses beads to create texture on the board. The beads are dispersed in clusters of various sizes throughout the front of the board. The beads cause the board to have a rougher aspect that varies across the board.
Famous composers who have written music for the French horn include Ludwig Van Beethoven, Richard Wagner, Mozart, and many other composers. Beethoven is a well-known composer for many instruments. However, his famous French Horn piece, “Horn Sonata, Op. 17”, was recognized in the International Music Score Library Project. This piece has three sections; Allegro moderato, Poco Adagio, and Allegro moderato. These sections represent the different dynamics and volume used in his piece.
Instruments were being imported from other lands, adding a new layer to the music of the time. Instruments began to be associated with certain deities and used regularly in their worship. Nearly everyone was allowed to play an instrument; it was not an activity meant only for one gender. Popular instruments included the harp, oboe, clappers, and sistra. Many instruments were made of reed or wood, but the trumpet, which did exist at the time, was made of a yellow metal.
Baroque music is a style of western art music. It was followed after the Renaissance music and was followed in turn by classical music. It emerged in the seventeenth century as a shorthand notation for keyboardists who were accompanying a soloist or small ensemble performing a work originally composed for a larger group. Key composers of the Baroque music are Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Henry Purcell, Arcangelo Corelli, Alessandro Scarlatti, Jean Philippe Rameau, Johann Pachelbel, George Frideric Handle, Claudio Monteverdi Domenico Scarlatti and many others.
Winter Wonderland was a played at a Moderato tempo with the Flutes and Clarinets being the most active players in this song. Two 16th century Carols was played at an Andante-Moderato Tempo that emphasized the whole band at different parts of the song. Good Swing Wenceslas was played at a
Alto saxophones and clarinets mostly have different fingering combinations. However, there are some similarities between the two instruments. Often, someone who has the ability to play clarinet can quickly pick up the saxophone. This is due in part to the embouchure that is required for playing the clarinet. Clarinetists need a stronger embouchure than a saxophone player.
The Baroque period was a time full of artistic style, from the music all the way down to their paintings and sculptures. There were many great artists and composers of this period such as Antonio Vivaldi and Henry Purcell. However, the two composers that are compared the most are Bach and Handle. Both were born in 1685 and both became blind before the end of their career. They share a lot of similarities but a multitude of differences in their music.
Throughout history, there have been many important periods of time. These various eras are all alike in a way because they all slowly flow into each other. One of these unique times was called the Baroque period. The Baroque era began in the 1600 's and ended in the early 1700 's. Music in the Baroque era varied depending on where you were. In Italy, it was largely energetic and upbeat.
During the beginning of this era, recording devices were not that high-quality whatsoever, but it was possible to have music play with a video simultaneously in later years. The popular music at the time, ragtime and jazz music, would accompany my stop-motion video. One such example is Yankee Doodle Dandy. I could possibly create clay stop-motion animation to the song Yankee Doodle Dandy to tell the story of Yankee Doodle himself.