Johann Pachelbel

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  • Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina Research Paper

    The greatest composer of liturgical music of all time, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina was an Italian born on February 3rd 1525. He took his name from his birthplace of Palestrina. As a youngling Palestrina sang in the streets of Rome while selling his parents farm products. While roaming the streets Palestrina was heard by the choirmaster of the Santa Maria Maggiore who then decided to educate him musically. Palestrina then got the job as an organist in his hometown principal church, St.…

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  • Michael Praetorius Biography

    musicum is one of the main reasons why Praetorius is important as a theorist. His father was a “zealous Lutheran clergyman,” and also had the name of Michael. The Michael Praetorius, his father, came from Bunzlau, Silesia, and was a colleague of Johann Walter. During the Protestant infighting that happened after the Augsburg Interim; he became strict Lutheran. Which is why he lost his position more than once, causing them to move. During his father’s…

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  • St Matthew Passion Song Analysis

    The St Matthew Passion is a sacred song that was written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727. It has interspersed chorales and arias as it sets to music chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew (Leahy, 2011). It is a great masterpiece of classic gospel music of all time. Three different excerpts of the music are analyzed in this paper with a special focus on the form, texture, harmony, relationship between text and music, and the dramatic significance. The main purpose for writing the song was…

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  • Music Has Changed Over Time Essay

    Technology through the years has changed the way that music is acquired and enjoyed. In history, music evolved over time and the introduction of instruments began humans’ love affair with music. Recorded music has changed significantly over the last few decades. People express themselves through music. Music can describe or explain who you are as person. Changes in sound have changed society. In history, in 325 C.E. Constantine declared Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire…

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  • Comparison Between Handel And Handel

    Handel Vs. Bach Two of the greatest Baroque Era composers who still influence music to this today with their compositions are Johan Sebastian Bach and George Fredrick Handel. The influence of Bach and Handel are found in mainstream media throughout the world. Their compositions are still played in modern times by tribute bands, television commercials, opera concerts and even sound therapies by relaxation therapists. It is evident that their music has touched the lives of many people. Bach and…

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  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 Analysis

    THE KNOWN PIECE The known piece is Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, I. This piece was composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in the late Baroque era (1720-1721). (1) This work is the fifth of six concertos that Bach composed for Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg. Bach presented the concerto as a gesture of kindness, but also as a form of potential employment. (1) It is not known whether Margrave responded to the offering, regardless, they were known as some of Bach’s most well known and most…

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  • Analysis Of Partita No. 4 In Bach

    Partita no.4 in D major, BWV 828 The fourth partita, whose original title page was dated 1728, is the most splendid of the partitas. Three or four movements – the overture, courante, gigue and perhaps the minuet – evoke orchestral style, but the remainder are intimate and highly expressive. The overture is of the same type found in the orchestral suites of Bach. Such movements are usually regarded as…

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  • History Of Sonata Essay

    The term ‘Sonata’ over the centuries was meant that every type of instrument could be played. The term of sonata is from the Latin word “sonare” that means to be played. It was used in the past to determine a composition that did not use human voices except playing, unlike “cantata” that there are voices. Sonata got its name from the finest instrumental form of that time, and sonata is now used to describe a composition that has 3 or 4 movements. Sonata holds the importance and loyalty of the…

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  • Imagery In Benjamin Britten's Six Metamorphoses

    The first movement of Benjamin Britten’s Six Metamorphoses After Ovid for solo oboe tells the story of Pan and the metamorphosis of the object of his affections, Syrinx. It is a character piece which Britten beautifully (opinion) portrays its imagery through the music on the page. Pan was the god of the wild and hunting. He is often shown in imagery as a half human, half goat hybrid, known as a satyr. This particular myth tells the story of Pan and his adoration of Syrinx, a very beautiful…

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  • Essay On Smetana

    Hans Christian Andersen once said, “where words fail, music speaks.” I believe if we could speak with any of the composers from the Medieval, Renaissance, Classical, and Romantic periods that they would say the same also. One of the composers from the Romantic period whom I believe would agree with this statement is Bedřich Smetana. He, along with many other composers, have a way of speaking through their compositions. Bedřich Smetana was born on March 2, 1824 and died on May 12th, 1884.…

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