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    There were many great composers throughout the period of 1600-1750 A.D. which is known as the Baroque period. I am going to be researching specifically into the composer named Giovanni Battista Sammartini. Giovanni Sammartini was born sometime in the year 1700-1701 in Milan, Italy. Giovanni passed away January 15th, 1775 also in Milan. He spent most of his entire life in Milan, Italy. Giovanni was the son of a famous oboist of the time named Alexis Saint-Martin. Charles Burney, a British…

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    Baroque Vs Classical

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    long span, a practice in continuo was also formed. Continuo is better known as parts accompanied with a bassline and harmonics, which is more familiar in orchestras. Many known musicians in this genre included some composers we’ve studied, such as Bach, Purcell, and Handel. Going into the first piece I listened to Bach’s “The Art of Fugue”, like many…

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    The organ has often been called “the king of instruments” because it is by far the largest; as it also produces the loudest sound of any and all instruments. The organs range in size from tiny, portable models to the enormous instruments found in large halls or churches. However, even small organs can occupy a floor area of 60+ square feet and have a height of 12 feet or more; and larger organs are much bigger, and can often occupying chambers as large as several large rooms. Small organs can…

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    Bach's Music

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    serve the God and also most of his works are religious music. The biggest achievement of Bach was that he developed the polyphonic music, in his area, he stranded the highest level position. To compare with Bach with Mozart and Beethoven, Mozart is like a happiness of the God, Beethoven is like the God’s powerful, but Bach is language of the God. In personal opinion, Bach’s music is more connotative and complex. Bach had composed 228 church cantatas( including 21 lost or incomplete), 49 secular…

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    William Byrd Essay

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    There were many composers of the English Renaissance and one of them was William Byrd. Byrd lived from the year 1539 to July 4, 1623. He developed the English Madrigal and was a student of Composer Thomas Tallis. As their partnership grew in 1575, Queen Elizabeth the first granted them a joint monopoly for importing, printing, publishing, and sale of music. Byrd mainly wrote music for the virginal and organ. He also composed a great deal of church music to English words, most of which has…

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    Hans Christian Andersen, an author and pianist, said, “Where words fail, music speaks.” ("Hans Christian Andersen Quotes" 2006). Through research, it is apparent that this quote is a reflection of each composer’s personality. Piano composers have changed dramatically through the ages. Each composer has their own style of music which varies with the time period. Composers from different musical eras show how musical compositions have changed throughout the years. George Frideric Handel, composer…

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    Both sonata and vocal forms influenced the development of concerto form as instrumental music practices and writing evolved from the middle to late Baroque (ca. 1680– 1730). This paper will examine the development of the instrumental concerto during the Baroque, focusing on analysis of the works and contributions to the form by Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713) and Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741). Representing a span of one generation in time, and working in different musical centers within Italy,…

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    Pentathlon Translations

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    4 ANALYSIS OF THE MATERIAL In this chapter I will first use the five different aspects from Peter Low’s Pentathlon Principle to analyze the translations. Thus, firstly I will be analyzing the musical features of the translations; the rhyme, rhythm, naturalness, sense and singability. Lastly, I will analyze the translations according to Johan Franzon’s three aspects of music translation, and I will analyze whether there has been used re-creation, hook-translation or reverent translation in the…

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    It is worth mentioning that most of the quotations are from large Symphonic works of composers who were living and writing concomitantly with Mahler. Berio himself in an interview assumes the emphasis placed on 20th century music, most specifically in the last one hundred years. Although the preference for modern works points towards a post-tonal harmonic structure, the majority of quotations are of a more moderate nature, such as Stravinsky, Ravel and Debussy rather than the full-blown…

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    Music in room 206. Because Terry was able to pick the pieces he played, he picked a range of different pieces to emphasize his wide range of talent. He included older and modern pieces including Bach, Godowsky, Balakirev, Zorn, and Liszt. The first piece he played was “Prelude & Fugue, BWV 872” composed by Bach. I was a little unsure about the nature and form of this piece because it was unlike some of the more structured pieces we listen to in class. As I heard it, it seemed to be a kind of…

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