The early fifteenth century was dominated initially by English and then Northern European composers. The Burgundian court was especially influential, and it attracted composers and musicians from all over Europe. The most important of these was Guillaume Du Fay (1397–1474), whose varied musical offerings included motets and masses for church and chapel services, many of whose large musical structures were based on existing Gregorian chant. His many small settings of French poetry display a sweet melodic lyricism unknown until his era. With his command of large-scale musical form, as well as his attention to secular text-setting, Du Fay set the stage for the next generations of Renaissance composers.
“Sonata form in the Classical Era” The Classical era a huge time period that is considered one of the most important in music history. Some of the most famous compositions, music ideology, and composers have advanced at this time. One of the most important things that was mastered at this time was the use of Sonata Form. To bring everything into context it is important to look at Sonata Form as the structure its self and how some of the best composers at this time take this form and used it to create their own master pieces. Form is one of the most important variables that distinguish the Classical era in music to others such as the Baroque, where form was used still but not as distinguished, and the Romantic where composers began to slowly step away from the concrete structured systems.
However, texture is treated as flexibly as rhythm. Pieces shift smoothly or suddenly from one texture to another. Melody - Classical melodies are one of the most tuneful and easy to remember. The themes of even highly sophisticated compositions may have a folk or popular flavour. Occasionally, composer simply borrowed popular tunes, but more often, they wrote original themes with a popular character.
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.
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.
It is recognized all over the world, and it has the ability to bring people together in times of joy, tragedy, war, and peace. As someone who understands both the simplicity and the complexity of music, I am very opinionated as to what makes music “good” or in better words, worth listening to. Composers such as Vivaldi, Mozart, and many others helped to define music of their generations. Everyone knew and appreciated the works they composed, and a great number of people still find the time to appreciate it. In the rock and roll era, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin started revolutions in their own ways.
He has written nearly 400 film scores (Imdb.com. Web) so adding him to the crew for Hamlet seemed like a good move to make. Some might wonder, why him? Why did that maker of this movie pick him to be the music director? Ennio Morricone has won numerous awards for his works some including a honorary award in 2007 at the Academy Awards for his magnificent and multifaced contributions to the art of film music as well as a win at the Golden Globes in 2000 for best original score for the film The Legend of 1900 ("Ennio Morricone."
Each movement within a piece has its own structure, but each one typically elaborates on the same theme. 4. Consider which instruments are used at what point in the piece. Try to determine why the composer might have chosen those instruments. This form of active listening would employ the lens of New Criticism and for me takes away the simple enjoyment that I get by “reading” it with a Reader-Response lens which is how I approach 90% of the classical music I listen to.
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.
Introduction I’ve noticed that all good films have good music. (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Titanic are just a few examples). This makes me wonder, maybe music is what makes a film, not the story or the visual effects. An anonym internet used said so about the music within the cinema. The comment made reference to the song May it Be, by Enya, included in the Original Soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings, and located within the so-called 'new age' (Williams, 2009) in Irish traditional music (ITM).