David McNeill

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  • What Are The Factors That Contribute To An Ensemble Sound?

    There are many factors that contribute to an ensembles’ sound. Most of which we spend our musical lives practicing; things like tone, vowels, diction, ect. As we begin to make the transition from ensemble member to leader we are thrown yet another contributing factor to sound: conducting. The art of conducting is a continuously growing set of skills for an individual. Many of the greatest conductors have spent decades perfecting their craft and creating their style, while building their musicality. One element that sets apart the greatest of conductors is expressivity. Proper expressive gesture can influence not only audience perception of an ensemble, but also the ensemble sound. The notion that expression can influence ensemble sound is not new, however it is typically not a quality associated with many young conductors. My goal is to help communicate some of the features that create expressive conducting in a manner that will resonate with young technically oriented conductors like myself. While beginning this exploration process I found myself asking three big questions… What factors contribute to an ensembles sound? Which of these factors can we as conductors influence, and how? Lastly, how does one become expressive? For most of a musician’s life we are constantly concerned with sound. How do we produce it, how can we make it better, how can we change it? For an ensemble these concerns not only inherit individual concern but also adopt the concern of the…

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  • Character Analysis Of Dimmesdale In The Scarlet Letter

    far from admitting this sin to the society he lives in. Yet guilt plays a major role throughout that eventually engulfs his whole life. While describing the minister’s room, subtle hints are hidden around those four confined walls in order to serve as a reminder of the awful deed he once committed. “The walls were hung round with tapestry, said to be from the Gobelin looms, and, at all events, representing the Scriptural story of David and Bathsheba, and Nathan the Prophet, in colors still…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of King David And Solomon

    in Bethlehem, Judah (Castel, 1985, p.87). He grew up the youngest of eight sons of Jesse, and has been linked with the Ammonite royal family (Rogerson, 1999, p.78; 2 Samuel, 10: 1-2; 17:25-7). As a teenager David joined the entourage of Israeli King Saul as a minstrel and harpsichord player. It was during this time period that he first gained notoriety when he defeated the ominous giant Goliath armed with a mere slingshot. In 1 Samuel 18:20-30 it states that with a dowry of 200 Philistine…

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  • King David Research Paper

    DAVID?S BIG LIFE AND THE BIG LESSONS IT OFFERS BELIEVERS To describe David as a legendary figure is an appropriate nod to the impact his life has had on multiplied millions. But the story of his life is not a legend, it is a fact and its scope is extraordinary. When you travel with David through the journey that was his life you are in for a wild ride filled with unbelievable highs and devastating lows. I can?t think of any Biblical biography ? a biography contained with Scripture ? that gives…

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  • Isolation In Let's A Quiet Storm

    While hidden, he was mentored and tutored by a priest Jehoiada, his aunt’s husband. No one knew about him except a few people. He was protected and guarded during a time when evil was warring against good. Joash had a destiny on his life. He was an heir to David and was considered royalty. Not everyone is chosen for royalty. To lead and/or become King has to be an appointment and anointing from God. “The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his…

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  • Ethos In The Aeneid

    prevent his message from falling on unreceptive ears, the author portrays his characterizes his subjects much the same way Virgil does. Highlighting the flaws of Saul, the “underdog” nature of David, as well as writing in a way that was not simply a listing of events, but instead focused on detail and emotion, were all ways in which the author of Samuel made his book both a story and a philosophical teaching. For example, Saul, like Aeneas, is presented with a choice between doing what God has…

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  • John Whalen David Research Paper

    (b 1906), Beatrice (b 1910) and Trilbert (born after 1910). Their farm was located on the Conger Township side of Humphrey-Conger boundary in the direction of Blackstone Lake. David obtained his own Free Grants of Land (Lots 2 & 3, Con. 11, Conger) in May and July, respectively in 1901. These were neighbouring parcels of land to his older brother Sandy and he had already started settling the land before having full legal title, a most common practice. Eleven years later he got an additional Free…

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  • Analysis Of Nestle Within The Book Of Ruth

    Introduction: 1. “If God is so loving, why do bad things happen to good people?” A. Have you ever heard someone say this? B. It is commonly thought that God causes humans to suffer. C. The Bible, however, gives us reasons to believe otherwise. 2. Nestled within the book of Ruth is the story of Naomi, a story which illustrates what really causes suffering. A. After leaving Judah for Moab, Naomi’s husband and two sons died there. B. When Naomi returned to Judah 10 years later, she felt that…

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  • Ancient Hebrews Characteristics

    But that is one thing that Saul completely lacks. When he is confronted by Samuel about what he had had done, he insists to lie about it and says that he had performed the commandment of god. After Saul gets rejected by god, David is on the way of taking over that kingdom. However, that is something that upsets Saul greatly. He becomes jealous especially when he hears the women in the village talk positively about David and not highly of him. He starts to dislike David in many ways and even goes…

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  • David The Rapist And Murderer In The Bathsheba Affair

    Professor Fitzgerald Nov. 24th. 2016 David, the rapist and murderer in the Bathsheba Affair David, the second king of Israel and Judah, is a capable leader and a heroic figure in the Hebrew Bible. Despite his great public success, David lives a tumultuous private life, which can be seen, for example, from the Bathsheba Affair. In this story, the Bible provides an ambiguous narration, thus people have been continuously pondering for the question that who is actually the guilty person in this…

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