Hu Zhenqi 24 June 2011 MRLC Mr.Ryan HOW BACH’S STYLE IS DISTINCT FROM VIVALDI’S Bach and Vivaldi are two of the most well known composers in the Baroque period. They have similarities and differences in their style of composition. This essay would focus on their differences in style. Their styles are different in many ways and most people would focus on their use of melody, harmony or rhythm but this essay would focus on their use of basso continuo. The way Bach uses basso continuo in his music is what makes Bach’s style distinct from Vivaldi’s.
Music Composition and Composer Paper Mary Wilson ARTS/340 July 29, 2014 Instructor Marva Ballard-Smoot Music Composition and Composer Paper Beethoven, Mozart, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder are musical artist I enjoy listening too. Each of these artists are genius in their own right. I enjoy the piano, horns and violins that can be heard through their style of music. Each composer have their own brand of uniqueness, harmony, tone colors, textures and rhythm that is reflective in music. In Beethoven, Ninth Symphony, in the first movement it starts out slow, soft and low and then there is second movement which has such an outburst of energy and dramatic tone.
This suite, part of a series of four “overtures” (as Bach called them) represent experimenting by Bach, since they resemble a French style music used by Italian-born composer Jean-Baptiste Lully. Suite No. 3, which contains “Air on a G string”, is the most popular of all the overtures. The “Air on a G String” is the brief second movement of this suite. Although the full suite includes trumpets, oboe, and tympani as well as the strings and a bass line usually played on harpsichord and cello, this movement is reduced to the string orchestra only.
Moreover, other techniques used such as ornamentation and inversion as well as broken chords are also noticeable. In theme 1, such as measure number 5-7, 2 ornamentation notes are used on the right hand. In theme 2, 3 short passing notes also appear on the left hand. The C section used inversions of the motive in theme 1 followed by sequences. It is a tool for composer to vary its main theme.
From its composition in the early history of the United States until now, The Star Spangled Banner has carried on a long tradition as America’s national anthem, depicting the patriotism and pride of its people. Since then, various artists have performed their own renditions of the original tune; modifications include rearranging melodic lines, adding harmonies, and changing texture or timbre, sometimes eliminating human voices altogether in favor of instrumentals, just to name a few. These alterations often have a significant effect on the expression of the music, and even two versions performed on the same instrument can sound dramatically different. As a result of variations in basic musical elements, the affect of trumpeter Kevin Gaffney’s
The repeating rhythmic section was the talea and the repetitive section of melody was the color. When written in a piece the color and talea could be written out in same length starting and finishing together. However in some motets the color would be written longer than
Orchestra’s added string sections add more flavor to the equation, being able to generate effects and sounds like plucking and even sometimes singing. Viola’s add a soft tone to the piece, and the cellos thicken up the sound with heavy moving bass lines. Marching band also contains a bass element used to maintain balance, the low brass section. Most of the same brass instruments are used in orchestra, but there are a few different versions of the low brass instruments used to make marching across the field easier. Such as the contra and the sousaphone, both of which are used in place of a regular tuba.
The movement continues with trio cast scherzo, thus turning into humorous bounces and assumed martial drive. One could say that because of this the music is kind of “Perky” for some reason. Andantino Quasi Allegretto of the third movement opens with a somehow kind of a dialogue among the strings that in gradual, faint degrees that introduces the rest of orchestra; for example could be taken from its wind that enter by quietly doubling the string so that their presence is realized almost only after the fact. A vocally that’s flowing, concentrated “wedge” figures introduces more rhapsodic and expansive part, characterized by beating harmony and frequent parallel motion in the instrument that provides a shown part of medievalism. A quiet
ESSAY ASSIGNMENT #5 Part I. The two giants of the baroque period were George Frideric Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach. Summarize what elements might be found in their music highlighted in the "Characteristics of Baroque Music" section. Including the following elements: Unity of Mood, Rhythm, Melody, Dynamics, Texture, and the Basso Continuo or Figured Bass. In the Baroque period the music consisted of one main mood throughout, if it begins with grief it will end with grief.
This made the movement have an overall jazzy tone. With the introduction of the third movement, the tone shifted to serene and tragic—specifically during the cello solo that was then mimicked by the violin. As the tone and texture changed in the fourth movement, towards almost a fun sort of romp with the use of staccato notes, the tension began to grow and climax. The ending, in fact, was very feudal but