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    Eric Whitacre is a world renown composer and conductor with numerous composition awards such as being the youngest person to be awarded the Raymond C. Brock commission. In many ways he is a new age classic, already composing many works held in high esteem academically and professionally. The piece Sleep by Eric Whitacre is no exception, it is a melting pot of musical textures and word painting, put together by a choir of two thousand members. As it 's name implies it is about sleep and this constant theme is reflected in how music slowly flows along dream like and peaceful yet at times much like a restless night it gets louder suddenly and eases back down. The piece is quite relaxing and seems to transcend being just music to the point that the words are not just words. With all of the aspects that help to convey the meaning and imagery of Sleep it is like phonetic poetry. Even though there are words in English that are easily understood, and even though it is a poem being sung by a choir, you have so many things working together to get across the meaning when it says something like “The evening hangs beneath the moon, A silver thread on darkened dune”. You get more than just those words, you get how they slowly sing those lines, almost dreamlike. You don 't just register the meaning because you know what it means to close your eyes and rest your head but you hear it in the music and it strikes a deeper understanding. It makes you feel instead of just understand. Also it…

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    English Ambiguity Essay

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    On different types of English ambiguity 摘要:Linguistic is the scientific study of language, which studies not just one language of any one community, but the language of all human beings. English ambiguity exists in our life and may directly lead to the wrong understanding and communication when it occurs. We classify categories of them based on the different parts. In English, we usually confront with ambiguous sentence, that is to say we can understand in two ways or more ways. We make a brief…

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    Mozart Concert Review

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    movements. The piece was played by a small orchestra, consisting of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion, along with the piano. The number of beats per measure was 3 with the value of 4. The first movement was moderately fast as allegro maestoso with a moderate sound of mezzo-piano. The music was mostly polyphonic between the piano and orchestra. The pianist played a melody with his right hand and used his left as a complementary. The movement was mostly mellow and peaceful sounds while the…

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    From a young age, people are taught how to read. Beginning readers have a hard time distinguishing words; looking at words is not something that is automatic to them. New readers need certain techniques to help with words and as they progress as readers, distinguishing words becomes an automatic process until they no longer need help with words. They have it on their own. According to the dual route reading model, readers are broken into two routes: the direct route (words are easily recognized…

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    String Quartet

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    76, no. 3, second movement”, the theme melody rises to a higher scale from (05:15), which is in direct contrast to “Surprise”. Here, the voice of the melodic theme drops to a very low scale at (02:21). Due to the presence of multiple instruments, homophony and polyphony are present in both musical pieces. “String Quartet in C Major, op. 76, no. 3, second movement” changes from homophonic voices to polyphonic voices at (02:27), where each voice has distinctive contour. A very short and clear…

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    Ppact Intervention Model

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    parents of children whose speech is largely unintelligible often do not know where to start correcting, or if they should. The PACT model is family centered stressing family involvement in the intervention process, both during and between therapy attendances (Bowen, 1999). The parents or caregivers are those likely to spend the most time with the child. This being said, the parents are going to be highly motivated and best situated to assist in educating, guiding, and supporting the child. PACT…

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    Baroque Music

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    Because it was supposed to move listeners, Renaissance music tended to have declamation, meaning that words were set in a natural and intelligible way, similar to speech. Renaissance music was almost entirely vocal, however instruments were more accepted than previous times. Renaissance texture consisted of imitative polyphony with homophony. Imitative polyphony is when there is multiple melodic lines that are similar to each other and have a controlled balance between them. The equality of the…

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    almost like a whole new dimension of music. In chapter four and five, we discuss the organization of musical scales and musical texture. There are many different scaled in music like the chromatic scale, a diatonic scale, major, and minor scales. Scales are how music is organized for us to read. In chapter five, we discuss music texture. Music texture is the interweaving of the melodic lines with harmony in music. There are many adjectives you can use to describe, one of which being a rich…

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    Concert Report Sample

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    classical music has many different dynamics ranging from crescendos and decrescendos. Unlike on the classical station was also a little choppy, and the singers voice would change dynamics quite often. The symphony also had more chances of being choppier because the results of many different instruments playing. All music changes its dynamics the symphony has the most different types with dynamics. The dynamics in a symphony went loud to soft, and also the went from choppy and smooth. Monophony,…

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    from a very young age. Cuba is so much more than it’s tales of revolution-It is a country of artistic evolution. The backgrounds are very dissimilar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a traditional fairy tale written by William Shakespeare and is known for being a classical piece for many years. Unlike A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cuba Vibra was formed in Cuba and is more modern. Also the language and the cultures are very different, Cuba Vibra company crew performed and sang in Spanish and A…

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