Staccato Essays

  • Walt Disney Concert Hall Essay

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    Last Christmas, I had the opportunity to experience the fireworks show in Disney World. The theme park’s magic and wonder fascinated me and thus compelled me to choose Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall as my building of study. Both its exterior and interior uphold a quote mentioned in Professor Speck’s lecture by Abbot Suger, “Man reaches contemplation of divine through the senses.” In other words, an individual is able to understand a deeper meaning through use of the five senses. Therefore, every

  • Tempo In Mezzo Forte's Peter And The Wolf

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    the woodwind family, which represents the Bird. Then came the duck played by the oboe, which featured a melody in Legato and a tempo in moderato. As the duck and bird argue the overall tempo becomes Allegro and the melody features a short period of staccato, until the cat is

  • High School Concert Review Essay

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    sound instead of staccato as indicated. In spite of fast notes the rhythms in measure 26, the soli at 54, and measures 114-116, were correct and beautifully played. No one played in the rests and everyone came in on time.

  • Symphonie Fantastique Analysis

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    There is a staccato chromatic descent repeated in the chords and then the strings leading to violins in piano with rapid ascent and crescendo. Cellos and basses are also in piano descending with long low tones introduced (Kamien, 2014: 297). A death bell of sonorous

  • Jean Françaix's Le Gay Paris

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    the exception to the final measure of the Marche, the A section of the trio is the first moment in this work where the solo trumpet is asked to play fortissimo. The trio presents the solo trumpet with energetic fragmented phrases with the use of staccato articulation. Example 6.6 Françaix’s Le Gay Paris, Mvt. III, mm. 70-77 This moment creates an animated texture that displays the overall climax of this work. At the beginning of B section of the trio, Françaix returns to the piano dynamic while

  • Argumentative Essay On Cat's Cradle

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    Argumentative Research Paper: Cat’s Cradle I. Introduction a. TAG: The novel Cat’s Cradle was written by Kurt Vonnegut b. Context: It is an imaginative fantasy, in which the exact date and time are not clearly established, as is common with science fiction. The novel 's plot reflects the cold war atmosphere of the early 1960s. Vonnegut uses irony, satire, and mockery throughout the course of the novel to prove his points and to capture the audience’s attention. c. Introduction of Focus: The main

  • I M An Ordinary Woman Analysis

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    The Binary Opposition between Men and Women Men and woman have always been looked at differently. There are many differences between the two genders, and some might even argue that men and women are opposite of each other and not just different from one another. The song "I 'm an Ordinary Man" composed by Frederic Loewe focuses on the binary opposition between men and women, which is seen through metaphors, hyperboles, and the music. The use of metaphors in the song emphasizes how a man is more civilized

  • Haydn String Quartet Op 33 No 2 Analysis

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    A review of a recording of the finale (4th movement) of Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 33 No. 2 The recording of the finale (4th movement) of Haydn’s String Quartet Op.33 No.2 that I have decided to review for you today is performed by the ‘Ariel Quartet’. This performance has a strong sense of togetherness and the performers give a sense of enjoyment through the performance. From research I have learned a lot about the background of this piece and about Haydn himself. Joseph Haydn wrote music for

  • Guitar Concert Review Essay

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    This concert was very intriguing to me because I have never gone to a solo guitar concert before. Before attending, I perceived that this concert would be tedious and soporific, as I believed it would only consist of slow and unenthusiastic tunes that I do not like. After attending, however, I realized how wrong I was. The first song sounded like a typical Romantic era piece; it had a mellow timbre and was quite soothing to hear. When the soloist stated that this song is played at weddings occasionally

  • Semitonal Appoggiaturas In Mozart's Variation II

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    obfuscated once again, the slow tempo being the only noticeable connection between the theme and the variation. The character of this variation is quite tranquil and reflective as the tempo itself implies (Adagio), but the demisemiquavers and the staccatos in scalic passages definitely bring in a certain kind of agitation which is amplified by the sudden dynamic changes (f-p). The descending scale at the end of bar 3 had been used previously in Variation II. Bars 5 and 6 contain an octave leap in the

  • The Brief Wondrous Life Oscar Wao Analysis

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    In The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao , Junot Díaz uses Beli’s near death experience to highlight how love and violence work together to keep the plot moving. After Beli becomes undeniably in love with the Gangster she sees a life with him and plans on being with him for years. She becomes pregnant and the Gangster’s wife finds out and sends two men to kill her and the baby. As Beli is being beaten to death the narrator says, “ Between punches she brought up her knees to comfort her stomach

  • Beethoven Grande Sonata N. 3 Analysis

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    Composed in 1796 and published the next year by Artaria in Vienna, the Sonata N.4 in E-flat major opus 7, dedicated to the "Comtesse Babette de Keglevics", was named "Grande Sonate" by Beethoven himself. This is a clue, together with its single opus number and its being published alone, on how high it was esteemed by the composer. It is the second longest Sonata, after the Hammerklavier Opus 106, and lasts for more than half an hour. With this sonata, the entire piano style of Beethoven enters

  • Truman Capote's Last Ditch Effort To Help Perry In In Cold Blood

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    yes or no, do you have an opinion?’ ‘No’” (Capote 296). He then follows this up with a lengthy and detailed description of how the Doctor would have defended his response had he been allowed by the prosecution to elaborate. Thusly, the abrupt and staccato “No,” and the long and circuitous defense, creates a juxtaposition and further emphasizes the section. This emphasis, in turn, stresses how important Dr. Jones’s explanation would have been had he been able to share it. By not allowing the Doctor

  • Robert Oppenheimer's Batter My Heart

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    the vocalist expresses his feelings through his vocal delivery and his lyrics. The aria is in a minimalist style, with each section of the orchestra playing a seemingly different part than the others. The parts are strictly metered, with a lot of staccato and swelling of dynamics and volume. These parts generally do not change throughout the section. It has a chaotic yet organized feel, with each part seemingly playing at its own pace, but also remaining connected with each other. It is a strange

  • Marching Music Analysis

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    send a creepy, upsetting feeling to the audience. The last part of a song is the resolution. The resolution ties up all loose ends and answers all questions the audience may have. This is important in deciding the tone of a song. Ending on a quick staccato would send an energetic, upbeat tone. Ending on a low, long note could mean the tone is soft and flowing. The resolution is one of the most important components to a song because it is the last part the audience hears. In conclusion, band can

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Speech By Florence Kelley

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    The speech from 1905 given to the Philadelphia convention of the National American Women’s Suffrage association by Florence Kelley highlights the issue of child labor in poor working conditions that had to be changed. Kelley manipulates her sentences into a large variety of fluid syntax structures and displays a prolific use of shifting between quantitative evidence and short anecdotes along with sporadic yet organized placements of repetition; in using these devices, she persuades her audience to

  • The Theme Of Society In Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

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    closest thing to friends that Boo has. Scout is unsure for quite a while about Boo but later knows he’s good. She doesn’t know it when talking about Boo but when someone, Boo, saved them and took Jem to her house she says “The man was walking with the staccato steps of someone carrying a load too heavy for him...He was carrying Jem.” (Lee 263) After Boo stopped Bob Ewell he took Jem to Atticus to be taken care of, as well Boo went to save them which meant he had to leave his home, which is hard for him

  • My Holiday Choir Concert

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    When you think of the Holiday season what is one of the first things that comes to mind? Do you imagine the smell of gingerbread cookies in the oven, the smell of pine trees in the living room, or maybe the sight of Christmas lights scattered around town? For me it was always my holiday choir concert like the one I attended by the SIUE choirs. The first choir to perform, was the Choral Society, they sang a total of six songs. This group was not my favorite however; I did enjoy their performance

  • How Is Dary Presented In The Outsiders

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    composed by Ramin Djawadi for “Game of Thrones”, has many fluctuations within the music, from slow to fast rhythms and soft and loud dynamics. These features help support the flowing storyline, as there are many changes of dynamics in that as well. The Staccato and Legato sounds within the piece personify the changing emotions between the Curtis Brothers. When the violins start making those sharp sounds the tension between Darry and Ponyboy begins to grow, compared to the soft fluid quality of the music

  • Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique Analysis

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    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) was one of the most well-known composers of the romantic period. In 1826, he enrolled as a student at the Conservatoire de musique et de declamation in Paris, where he began his musical journey. At this conservatory, he proceeded to create some of his most famous compositions such as his Symphonie Fantastique (Samson, 2007: ). This renowned composition was dedicated to Harriet Smithson, whom he later got married to. The program of the Symphonie Fantastique concerns Berlioz