The two arrangements are important in that it is a glimpse into the early developments of Baroque keyboard music. The two arrangements are both for the harpsichord, and shed light to the development of the Baroque style of keyboard music. While the music of each of these composers is different, they all share qualities that bind them together. The lute was a very popular instrument when the Baroque era began. It had a place in many ensembles and also as an accompanying instrument for pieces such as the Italian frottola.
I will be drawing from historical facts and also my own conclusions in this essay. The first thing I shall consider is composers- the twentieth century gave birth to many new ideas and so composers of that era also utilized new techniques and styles. Composers of the past, such as baroque composers (like Bach and Handel) would have been commissioned by nobles to compose music for a certain occasion, all the while keeping within the style of the time and what the client wanted. These restrictive attitudes were continued throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, making the musical periods of these times very easy to generalise. Music did evolve and change, but boundaries were never pushed to the point of where it invoked powerful emotions in the audiences it was played to.
Outline the major musical development of the classical period and the main characteristics of the classical style. Main characteristics of the classical style: Contrast of mood - Mood in classical music may change gradually or suddenly. Masters like Haydn and Beethoven were able to impart unity and logic to music of wide emotional range. Rhythm - In Classical music, there is a flexibility of rhythm. A classical composition has a range of rhythmic patterns.
Music is available in many different styles and flavors. Of course some styles are harder to produce than others. Different styles have different levels of complexity and emotion, each of which have a different effect on the state of a person’s brain and abilities. Classical, 18th century pianists such as Beethoven or Mozart would spend years composing music in an innovative, unparalleled in its time, way that could not be easily replicated. In fact, the smoother, more complex progressions classical pianist composed are known to sharpen the mind, increase focus, and encourage a more introspective train of thought.
Music SA #3 The Baroque period saw many changes in music elements, styles, instrument craftsmanship, composer’s roles in societies and it saw the rise in opera. Opera is a dramatic production sung throughout. Opera changed the musical scene, as people knew it. Before this period performance music was mostly used in religious settings or for the very rich or noble classes. The composers of opera were trying to reproduce what they thought was classical Greek theater.
Time Piece Analysis Brianne Rodgers Time ticks on forever, however many creative outlets take ideas and characteristics from previous eras. This can be seen especially in music and when deconstructing the 20th century work Time Piece by Paul Patterson. The elements of music throughout this piece have been manipulated in ways similar to music of the medieval, renaissance, baroque, classical and romantic eras. The manipulation of particular elements relates often not to just one era of music but may overlap with other eras as works from other eras have taken some musical ideas through to their own. The specific musical elements discussed can be seen in the annotated scores in the appendix.
The majority of these songs are love, in all combinations of joy and pain. Later in the late middle ages began Ars nova which refers to a musical style which was big and France and few other countries. The music of the ars nova differed from the preceding era in several ways. There was a greater independence of rhythm, and Secular music gained polyphonic sophistication which was previously only found in sacred music. The Ars nova paved the way for new music in the renaissance era.
Research and Composition Small Ensembles -Popular History Popular music is usually understood to be commercially recorded music usually consisting of relatively short, simple songs. The 19th century singer Jenny Lind said; "The most significant feature of the emergent popular music industry of the late 18th and early 19th centuries was the extent of its focus on the commodity form of sheet music". The availability of inexpensive, widely-available sheet music versions of popular songs and instrumental music pieces made it possible for music to be spread to a wide audience of amateur music-makers, who could play and sing popular music at home. Another factor was the increasing availability during the late 18th and early 19th century of public popular music performances in "pleasure gardens and dance halls, popular theatres and concert rooms". During the 19th century, more regular people began getting involved in music by participating in amateur choirs or joining brass bands.
As I devote a more time to listening to it I have developed a more discerning ear and a variety of lens to “read” it through. Many years ago, it was suggested to me that if I wanted to listen to classical music critically I would need to do the following: 1. Listen actively and patiently. 2. Determine what kind of piece you are listening to: sonata, symphony, concerto or tone poem.
Western American and European Culture dominance across the World Since the beginnings of civilization, people have blended ideas and ways of doing things from other cultures into their own culture. The same kind of cultural sharing and blending continues today. But, because of advances in technology, it occurs at a much more rapid pace and over much greater distances. Twenty-first-century technologies allow people from all over the world to have increasing interaction with one another. Such contacts promote widespread sharing of cultures.