Later, the strings came in as an accompanying section along with the guitar playing chords. After the English horn finished the melodic solo, Mr. Williams played the melodic line, which is almost identical to that of the English horn. Mr. Williams’s solo was very melancholic, yet uplifting. Both the soloist and the orchestra were very sensitive to harmonic changes and drama during the movement. The cadenza was very impressive musically and technically.
The third part is even slower yet, but has a new sense of cheer to it. As the soloist sings with the instrument, you begin to get into and expect this peaceful melody to continue, when all of a sudden Bach adds in the whole choir in an instant going at a quick tempo. The notes are also crisper then before adding feelings of excitement. Throughout the parts, imitative polyphony is used, as the lines are independent yet sound together harmonically. The color and tone of the various voices and instruments flavour the melody and all appear to contribute to each other.
The movement begins on a sympathetic note. The brass playing, trumpets, trombones, tubas, and horns all played with excellent projection and fine tuning. I felt a longing to go back to the first movement, although the tragic portions did create suspense, irony, and
It was beautiful melodies, the brisk pace of hearty, full of a kind of vitality and vigor up. I could feel the cheerful and joyful of the celebrations. I did enjoy the melody of this song, and I could tell that the when the band played it at the second time, it was different that the first time. At the second time, they ended the piece with a cymbal crash and bass tube horns to make
This created the emergence of a common musical style. Composers started quoting American hymns, spirituals, jazz, popular music, and traditional song and dance. The question now was which genre of composition would be used to show off this new American style. Composers and critics both agreed that the symphony would be used to compose the greatest American work. The symphony was chosen because symphonies are the “supreme testing ground for greatness.”
The motif of this piece is Tritone (G# and D). Although this song has a happy vibe, this motif adds foreshadowing. This piece has a structure that consists of: Intro; A section; B section; B1 section; A1 section; outro. There are many uses of short riffs along with long notes. Bernstein uses 3-beat ostinato to set a breathy and excited mood.
Also another scene from the movie, which was characterized by music and that definitely impressed me, was when Laszlo begins singing followed by many people, La Marsellesa, the French national anthem, even before the occupation of the country. This singing was significant at Rick’s Café Américain because it was louder than the Germans, who were singing Die Wacht am Rhein, which was considered a patriotic anthem during Nazi Germany. Undoubtedly music represents much more than a sound. The song As Time Goes By witnessed the love between Rick and Ilsa. For them this song always brings fond memories and we can see it, when Ilsa is sitting adjacent to Sam’s piano quietly enjoying this song.
I will begin with my absolute favorite composer out of the three, that being Charles Ives. I am so grateful to have picked him as one of the three composers for this essay. I decided to listen to a phenomenal musical piece by him titled Central Park in the Dark. As I write this paper, I am enjoying this very song on loop. The first 6:40 minutes of the song have a very dark overtone and overall sense of forebodingness to it.
The piece In the Hall of the Mountain King has a very familiar melody, so it was very enjoyable to listen to. By starting off with a low bassoon timbre, the scene was set very well. The mood of an eerie, spooky night was set well with the low register notes. As the piece goes on the melody is apparent throughout, but the tempo speeds up. By speeding up the tempo and adding more instruments every time the melody is played, the composer is able to depict the increased fear of the “character” in the “story” portrayed through the piece.
In “God Bless America”, Berlin praises the land of America and expresses his love and admiration for the United States and its people. He wanted to link himself to the American spirit through this song. In 1973, while he was already retired, Berlin sang the song in the White House and won the Medal of Freedom in 1977 from president Gerald Ford. Berlin always cared to stand next to those Americans, whom he considered as a family, during their difficult times and share with them his feelings through those