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Music & Audio Essay Examples

Tragic flaw

To what extent is the Summer Song sequence, sung by the narrator, a watershed in the play Blood Brothers? The three main themes of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers are superstition, fate and class divides. These themes are overtly represented throughout the play. Because the play opens with a scene of the two dead boys there…

The Crucible do we admire Hale

Reverend Hale is trying to help, and he tries to dispel the notion that the conditions of the two girls Betty and Ruth are caused by witchcraft, but fails to do so as the town is aware of what is going on. Then he eventually spills the beans and spreads fear in that the Devil…

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve and Other Stories

Track number two, “O Come All Ye Faithful/ O Holy Night,” was completely instrumental. It starts off with a piano solo. A loud single note of a guitar is introduced at first and is slowly incorporated. A bell is added to accent some lines. The piano continues to play one song while the guitar starts…

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Claudio Monteverdi

Monteverdi letters do provide great insight into his life, but the fact remains that the most important biographical documents and dates are missing (Redline, 1-2). Even information on his ancestors and immediate family is sparse because most of them are unknown, the exact dates of his father and mother’s birth and death are even unknown…

Main composers characteristics

The sounds of a galloping horse, the steady reassuring tones of the father, sweet enticements of he Elf King, the increasingly frantic cries of the boy, are all left to the machinations of the composer. Schubert had a distinctive talent for creating music that depicted both the spirit and nuance of the text; the voice…

Claude Debussy

Music is the expression of the movement of waters… ” Nine words is what it takes to vividly put Into perspective the life of Claude Debussy and how he composed his own music. Debussy wrote his music as If he were to trying to portray water; making his music flow, reflect, and permeate through the…

Fainting Fangirls

Fainting Fingernails Imagine you’re an obsessed teenage fan. Now imagine your favorite band member, your idol. You look up to them, talk like them, act like them, you even try to dress like them. You know every single thing about their life except where they get their clothes, until you walk into your local Hot…

Global Electric Guitar Market

The electric guitar is not a commodity or a regular good, is an instrument that becomes an extension of the player and helps him to convey emotions, gives him the sense of belonging to a certain group and helps to show his or her own Individuality; customers as well as the brand value, in this…

Music Appreciation Final

Romanticism, as a stylistic period in western music, encompassed the years 1820-1900 Drawing creative inspiration from cultures of lands foreign to the composer is known as exoticism Program music is instrumental music associated with a story, poem, idea, or scene Which of the following statements is NOT true Fascination with the melodies, rhythms, and colorful…

Music Appreciation Final Exam

A melodic line that moves by small intervals is called consonant false A second melody played against the first is called a countermelody true In scientific terms, pitch is determined by its frequency true Melody is a concept that occurs only in Western music false The distance between two pitches is called an interval The…

Music 108 Unit 2

The beginning of the Middle Ages is marked by what event? The fall of the Roman Empire The early Christian church had very little power in Europe during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. False. The Church had a lot of power Which of the following goals are attributed to Charlemagne? Encouragement of education Centralized…

Music Appreciation ch. 35-41

Which of the following choral genres was NOT developed during the Baroque? part song A musical setting of the Mass for the Dead is called: a Requiem Oratorios primarily drew their stories from: the Bible Mozart’s Requiem was: his last work, incomplete at his death Who completed Mozart’s Requiem? Süssmayr The Dies irae text from…

Music Appreciation (Test 3)

What did Liszt create? Symphonic (tone) poem. Symphonice (tone) poem 1 movement orchestral work, flexible form. Program music Instrumental music associated with story, poem, idea, scene. Understanding the music enhanced through reading program or viewing associated work. Nationalism Music with a national identity. Exoticism Intentionally imply foreign culture. Characteristics of Romantic Music Individuality of style,…

Music Appreciation Test

What music element has the most direct appeal to the audience? The melody Define ‘melody’ a succession of single tones or pitches perceived as a unit Define ‘range’ the distance between the highest and lowest tones of a melody What is the distance between two pitches called? an interval Define ‘conjunct’ a melody that moves…

CH. 16 intro. to music

Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea is based on a Greek myth. False The earliest operas took their plots from: Greek mythology. It was through the musical innovations of the __________ that opera was born. Florentine Camerata Lully was the leading composer of opera in France. True Recitative that is just accompanied by continuo instruments is…

Baroque Era Test

During the seventeenth century, women who desired a public voice through music often joined a: convent Which of the following was a reason that a woman would join a convent during the seventeenth century? a. to avoid an unwanted marriage b. to seek asylum after being widowed c. to have an outlet for musical talent…

CHAP13

TRUE/FALSE. The text setting in Alleluia, O virga mediatrix is mostly syllabic ANSWER: FALSE The text Alleluia, O virga mediatrix is from which portion of the Mass? a) the Ordinary b) the Proper B. THE PROPER The texts of the Mass service that are specific to a particular feast day are called the Ordinary false…

Music Final

Of the following, who is a noted woman composer of the Romantic era Amy Cheney Beach Of the following, which was NOT a major theme of Romantic writers idealized heroes of Greece and Rome The favorite subjects for the Romantic poets were love, longing, and nature Of the following, which is NOT a title for…

Chapter 44

The “white tone” singing style in the vocal part of George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children is a style in which the singer: Sings without vibrato How many movements make up the Quartet for the End of Time? Eight The phrases that mention death in Crumb’s Caballito Negro are represented musically by: A descending music…

Chapter 48

The gamelan is a traditional orchestra from Japan. false The “white tone” singing style in the vocal part of George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children is a style in which the singer: sings without vibrato In composing, Crumb uses techniques and instruments from various world musics. true The harmony in Crumb’s Caballito Negro is primarily:…

music ap

The relative highness or lowness of a sound is called pitch Dynamics in music refers to how loud or soft A symphonic band consists mainly of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments Symphonic bands differ from symphonic orchestras in that they do not contain a string section The saxophone is a single reed woodwind instrument Which…

ch. 27 intro. to music

Schumann wrote his song cycle A Poet’s Love during his “year of song,” in which he wrote hundreds of Lieder and also married Clara Schumann. True The form of Schubert’s Lied Elfking is through-composed. True The song form that combines features of strophic and through-composed forms is called modified strophic. True ____________ is NOT an…

Music Appreciation Test 1

In the chorus Hallelujah! From Messiah, monophony is used to convey the idea that… There is one God The number11 in Dido’s Lament refers to… Betrayal A shift from one level of volume to another in Baroque music is called… Terrace Dynamics the earliest opera took their plots from… mythology or history Which of the…

Middle eastern music final question examples

The Egyptians and the Arab audiences in general felt connected to Kulthum because they heard their own stories in her songs and she represented and supported the Arab world through her performances One learns that her old fashioned ways included a preference to be interviewed without the means of recording t/f true Kulthum insisted that…

Music Appreciation Final Pt. 1

A musical sound is represented by a symbol called a(n): note Measures mark off groupings of beats, each with a fixed number that coincides with the meter. True A repeated rhythmic pattern in which an accented beat is followed by two unaccented beats is in: triple meter The metrical pattern in which a strong beat…

Elvis Presley

What can you learn from Source A about Elvis Presley’s impact on popular music in the USA in 1955? (6) Source A is an article from a magazine called ‘Billboard’, a US magazine on 3rd March 1956. It is a positive article for Elvis Presley as it promotes his success that he has achieved. The…

Saturday night fever

This song can be regarded as the classic rock ballad. There are a number of ways to identify its genre. It has a simple structure which enables the listener to easily listen to it without having to concentrate too hard. By using the 6/8 time signature the band is able to let the song ‘sway’…

Performance Analysis: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 15 (D. 760) (“Wanderer” Fantasy)

Performance Analysis: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 15 (D. 760) (“Wanderer” Fantasy) Schubert composed the Fantasy in C Major (“Wanderer” Fantasy) in 1822. This fantasy became a milestone in music history because it was the first time when a composer “integrated a four-movement sonata into a single movement. ” Schubert did so by matching the…

Music 6

Wagner had an opera house built specifically for the performance of his own pears in the German town of .. Bayreuth Which pair are operatic compositions by Wagner? Tannhauser and The Ring In Music, the early twentieth century was a time of … Revolt and Change All of the following composers worked in the early…

Bob Seger, James Brown, and Bruce Springsteen Common Music Elements

Name: Lecturer: Course: Date: Bob Seger, James Brown, and Bruce Springsteen Common Music Elements Bob Seger released several albums in his music career from 1968 through 1975. In the course of this period, Seger was considered a classic in the Midwest, Michigan, and Detroit. It was until Seger’s decision to incorporate the Silver Band as…

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