I like how all the instruments played blend together naturally. This is what makes it sound very nice and calming. Sometimes, it sounds like there are birds singing in the background because of the light notes that are being played. This symphony may have been composed for an exciting event such as a wedding or awards ceremony. The composer may have officially composed this not very long ago.
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.
Where we went to study with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart another popular classical and romantic period composer. Ludwig Beethoven is famous for his music which is played in orchestra, symphony, or Piano. He was the composer who made Für Elise, Ode to Joy, and Moonlight Sonata. Ludwig Van Beethoven impacted the world with his music. Beethoven 's music is being played by kids and adults on Piano, Violin, and a lot of other instruments.
In 2008, Benjamin Zander presented the “transformative power of classical music.” Benjamin Zander is a passionate conductor and a communicator about classical music. According to the TED website, he conduct the Boston Philharmonic. The best statement that I found on the TED website describing Zander is that “he uses music to help people open their minds and create joyful harmonies that bring out the best in themselves and their colleagues.” After watching his presentation, I went back to this statement. This is exactly who he really is. Benjamin Zander’s presentation is inspiring.
It is how Ives communicated with people. He created this connection with the audience, and it is up to them to interpret the meaning of music. “He preferred to imagine a world in which music could somehow circulate without being bought or sold” (The Rest is Noise, p. 142). His music is creative because it was built on traditional tunes but it demonstrates Ives’ “great interest in technique in the broadest sense” (“Some hallmarks of Modernism”). This avant-garde music has a unique style but it is easily accessible to a viable
I usually go to pop and modern concerts so I think this was a nice change of environment. It was similar to previous experiences but a little different in the way that the conductor provides background about the pieces and introduces them before playing them. I really liked this because it allowed for me to understand what was being played. I believe it helped me expand my horizons beyond just pop modern concerts. I overall enjoyed the
It is a way for others to understand the story and mood of the composer. When I began to play violin, it took a while to become somewhat decent at it, (so someone could recognize the tune I was playing) but all the work and dedication payed off. It gave me a
Philippians 2:12-14 speaks about this spiritual co-operation between us and God, “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Do everything without complaining or arguing.” I love this scripture as it gives each of us some clear principles for living in Christ. You work out your own salvation. As salvation is a work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and by obedience we work it out or live it out! It is a responsibility placed upon each believer to decide to obey God’s word and live out this great salvation worked in us by Christ.
This ceremony allows me to express my dedication to God and to live my life like he would want me too. Being baptized is not only the most life changing experience in Christianity. but the meaning behind it allows me to remember why i chose to do it. I find it interesting how there are many religions who have similar type of ceremonies, and how they end up having the meanings in common. I believe that no matter what religion you are, we all have a specific ceremony that helps us be more connected to our religion.