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  • Sleep By Eric Whitacre Analysis

    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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  • The Enjoyment Of Music Analysis

    they sound together. Harmony is when two people simultaneously combine sounds. Harmony is beautiful when it is performed in the correct way. Harmony added more depth into music, 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…

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  • Aesthetics: The Artistic Impulse

    The rate of speed of the composition. A tempo can be notated in two ways, by a metronome marking or descriptive terminology in Italian. MELODY- Melody comprises a succession of sounds with rhythmic and tonal organization that can be conjunct or disjunct. It is the arrangement of pitches by a composer to create a tune HARMONY- When two or more tones sound at the same time creating a vertical arrangement, in contrast with a horizontal arrangement with a melody. TONALITY- A system of…

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  • Mahler Symphony 1 Analysis

    1 in D major, “Titan,” was performed next. It was much longer in duration than the first piece. It showed uniqueness in that it incorporated everyday sounds into the music, such as bulge calls, bird songs, and dance tunes, which provided for a very wide variety of tone colors. The symphony began with a thick-textured undertone in the strings and a two-note “hunting call” in the woodwinds, which persisted throughout the piece. Also present was a bright fanfare in the trumpets, followed by a light…

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  • Beethoven Overture Analysis

    highlighted, or it may simply seek to provide some stability. Most of the overture is homophonic, with a strong melody and an accompaniment, but there are also frequent moments of monophony, Examples of homophony include 0:27, 0:36, and 1:12, among many others, where the piece features both the melody and busy accompaniment, usually from the cellos or basses. These sections also include examples of frequent motives within the overture: the rapid running of notes as part of the vengeance theme…

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  • The Analysis Of A Simple Form Of Music

    sounds sometime may seem difficult, but really it can be really simple. Using octave notes are established. An octave is the interval spanning across eight notes of a scale. An octave is divided into twelve half steps, making two halves one whole. There are four major scales chromatic, diatonic, and major and minor scales. The chromatic scale is made up of all twelve steps, but the diatonic scale contains seven whole and half steps, with the melody and harmony rooted in the key. The key as…

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  • Orchestra Concert Report Sample

    instruments. The "woodwinds" include instruments such as flutes, oboes, clarinets, and bassoons. The bass had French horns, trumpets, trombone, and tubas. Finally, the percussion instruments included one piano, timpani, a xylophone, cymbals, a triangle, drums, and a tambourine. Once the concert started one of the violin players made a quick announcement and was seated, then the lead violinist came out and tuned the other musicians. After that the director, Eugene Dowdy, came out and gave…

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  • Favorite Song Analysis Essay

    is Mr. Withers himself. The consonance harmonies of this piece without a doubt creates the order that’s necessary to have a successful Billboard chart topping hit such as Lovely Day. Texture The texture of a song can at times be determined by the quality of the vocals that are lent to the song. As I mentioned in the previous paragraph, Mr. Withers is the only vocalist on this piece, however, along with the lead vocals during the melody, he also performs the background vocals to add the…

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  • Paleolithic Music Development

    devised for the recording of musical pieces. The Greek civilization invented all of the major instruments families, including strings, flutes, reeds, brass, and drums.(1) Greeks philosophers interpreted music as a reflection of harmony of the universe and related it the health and behavior of people. The contribution to music by the Greeks was paramount. They included fundamental concepts such as notes, intervals, consonance / dissonance. Roman culture took what Greek culture had created and…

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  • Medieval And Renaissance Music Essay

    Medieval and Renaissance times we can see a definite contrast in the style and content of what the music emphasized. The Medieval Era (450-1450), also known as the "The Dark ages" in Europe began about 450 with the disintegration of the Roman Empire, and the most important musicians were priests. The majority of liturgical music throughout this era was plainchant (Gregorian chant), which indicates a single sacred melody, without accompaniment, sung by a single person or by a choir in which each…

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