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William Christopher Handy
William Christopher Handy
William Christopher Handy Handy was an American black composer and compiler of BLUES music. He was born in Florence, Alabama. He was educated at the Negro Agricultural and Mechanical College near Huntsville, Alabama. He was the son of former slaves. He was educated in the public schools and by his father and paternal grandfather, both of whom were clergymen. Handy was the first to bring the African- American blues to the general publics attention with the publication of his MEMPHIS BLUES in 1
A Life Interrupted
A Life Interrupted
A Life Interrupted By: Taylor Evans Born September 7, 1963, Eric Eazy-E Wright's early reputation on the streets of Compton, California, was a hustler eager to apply his street knowledge to his legitimate game. He dropped out of high school in the tenth grade, but refused that to interrupt his success. In the late `80's he turned to rap music. Along with Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, and M.C. Ren established the most successful and controversial rap group in history. As N.W.A, they blasted pol
I went to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert at Eastman Thea
I went to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert at Eastman Thea
I went to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert at Eastman Theatre on Thursday night, February 12, 1998. Four selections were performed. Two were by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527 and Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major for piano and orchestra, K. 482. The other pieces were Theme and Variations: The Four Temperaments for piano and string orchestra by Paul Hindemith and Rounds for string orchestra by David Diamond. The piano soloist for the Hindemith and M
Academy Spring Graduation Performance
Academy Spring Graduation Performance
Academy Spring Graduation Performance On Friday April 23, 2004 I watched the Ben Stevenson Academy Spring Graduation Performance. The performance was held at the Worthem Theater located in downtown Houston. The theater is huge. As expected I had a hard time finding parking witch caused me to be late. As I was walking into the theater I notice that I was somewhat underdressed. I wore khaki pants and a collard shirt and everyone else was wearing elegant formal wear. My seat was way up top in the b
Review for Jazz History Midterm exam- October 2003
Review for Jazz History Midterm exam- October 2003
Review for Jazz History Midterm exam- October 2003 2 Forms of Jazz 1.) 12 Bar Blues= number of choruses 2.) 32 Bar AABA song four =32 3.) Ways Jazz is unique I. Jazz Sound Interpretation II. Improvisation III. Swing feel a.) constant tempo b.) cohesive group sound c.) rhythmic lilt d.) spirit Jazz is the blending of African European culture 1.) Field hollers- blending tones Ol Hannah - Doc Reese 2.) Work sons- emphasis on rhythm meter- Julina Johnson -Lead Belly 3.) Spiritual- Dry Bones - gospel
The Ideals Of Instrumental Music
The Ideals Of Instrumental Music
The Ideals Of Instrumental Music At one point in the study of the Romantic period of music, we come upon the first of several apparently opposing conditions that plague all attempts to grasp the meaning of Romantic as applied to the music of the 19th century. This opposition involved the relation between music and words. If instrumental music is the perfect Romantic art, why is it acknowledged that the great masters of the symphony, the highest form of instrumental music, were not Romantic compo
America holds a rich artistic background expressively reflecting the
America holds a rich artistic background expressively reflecting the
America holds a rich artistic background, expressively reflecting the circumstances and times of their place. Of these creative endeavors, the most cultural and uniquely American musical tradition is that of the art of Jazz. Jazz musicians are able to express themselves musically and expressively by telling a story, idea, or feeling through the infusion of complex rhythm and musical interface, which often comes so effortlessly and naturally to these musicians. Their instrument provided a voice
Since the dawn of Christianity followers of the faith have sought salv
Since the dawn of Christianity followers of the faith have sought salv
Since the dawn of Christianity, followers of the faith have sought salvation and redemption from God. Unlike these believers, Henrich Schutz (1585-1672) a composer during the Boroque period did not ask for redemption through his music. This is shown in the composition of a polychoral motet, Schutz’s Schwanengesang, or the Swan Song. Schutz’s life was full of unfortunate events. As a child, he was pressured throughout school to become well educated. He was successful in fulfilling this request t
The Romantic Era
The Romantic Era
The Romantic Era (1850 - 1920 C.E.) The Romantic era was a period of great change and emancipation. While the Classical era had strict laws of balance and restraint, the Romantic era moved away from that by allowing artistic freedom, experimentation, and creativity. The music of this time period was very expressive, and melody became the dominant feature. Composers even used this expressive means to display nationalism . This became a driving force in the late Romantic period, as composers used
Introduction to Music Report 6
Introduction to Music Report 6
Introduction to Music – Report #6 Performance Information- Group #2 Date of Concert – Friday, November 20, 1998, 7:30p.m. Type of Concert – Soloist Concert Performer – Andrzej Grabiec, Violin Accompanied by the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra * Concert Programs were provided * List of Works Performed 1. Mazur from Halka – Stanislaw Moniuszko (1819-1872) 2. Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 8 – Mieczyslaw Karlowicz (1876-1909) Allegro moderato Romanza. Andante Finale. Vivace assai Andrz
Kimberly Shaw
Kimberly Shaw
Kimberly Shaw Modern Jazz I TTH 1:00-2:15 Mr. Green Footloose, Directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) was a high energy musical based on the 80's teenybopper movie. I saw the New York production starring Tony Krushner as Ren. I felt the overall production was bland and orchestrations were sparse. When the reverend comes center stage to sing his powerful song about being misunderstood I was bored. I found the song to be very anti-climatic. All of these things aside said there were some things I d
Dance
Dance
Dance Dance The lights dim, the orchestra begins to warm up, the rustling of paper can be heard, and then the curtain rises. The performance begins with an overture, a prelude to what will happen. Suddenly, the star ballerina appears on stage. She is beautiful and the audience claps vigorously for her. At the end of the show, she receives flowers and massive amounts of applause. Every little girl in the audience wants to be the ballerina on stage that was just seen. How does a little girl fulfil
Listening Report - Blow
Listening Report - Blow
Listening Report - Blow This was a good CD. Not as good as the last three CD’s that I did listening reports on, (Korn, Marilyn Manson, and Nirvana) but good nonetheless. I was absolutely appalled at the ranges of some of the people performing for this CD (Vaughn Nark, Allen Vizutti). Another thing that was really cool about this CD, is that, although it was a trumpet CD, there were other solos like Piano, Sax and drum solos, too. Also, because of the different players and different musical tas
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ludwig Van Beethoven The composer of some of the most influential pieces of music ever written, Ludwig van Beethoven created a bridge between the 18th-century classical period and the new beginnings of Romanticism. His greatest breakthroughs in composition came in his instrumental work, including his symphonies. Unlike his predecessor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, for whom writing music seemed to come easily, Beethoven always struggled to perfect his work. Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germa
The Ideals Of Instrumental Music
The Ideals Of Instrumental Music
The Ideals Of Instrumental Music At one point in the study of the Romantic period of music, we come upon the first of several apparently opposing conditions that plague all attempts to grasp the meaning of Romantic as applied to the music of the 19th century. This opposition involved the relation between music and words. If instrumental music is the perfect Romantic art, why is it acknowledged that the great masters of the symphony, the highest form of instrumental music, were not Romantic compo
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven's importance lies not only in his work, but also in his life (Tames, 4). Included in my report is proof that Beethoven was one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. In this proof is a brief description of his life. This will help you understand how he felt when he wrote his music. Also, there will be a description of all his symphonies. On December 16 or 17, 1770, (date uncertain) at 515 (now 20) Bonngasse Bonn, Germany Beethoven, like Mozart, was born int
Duke Ellington An American Legacy
Duke Ellington An American Legacy
Duke Ellington: An American Legacy Where would music be had it not been for the men that stepped before him. The Motzarts and Beethovens, who wrote the music that today is known as the classics. These men were naturals in their own right, but these people wrote their music in the 17th and 18th century. Many people don't realize all of the changes that music had to go through between that period of music and the present day. One such musician stands alone at the top as one of the movers and innov
The Beatles
The Beatles
The Beatles The Beatles were a British music group whose songs are among the most universally accepted music recordings of the 20th century. The Beatles, who revolutionized popular music around the world, were at the forefront of a movement in rock music known as the British Invasion. The British Invasion was a name referring to the tremendous effect that British rock-and-roll bands had in the United States during the 1960's. From 1960 to 1970, the Beatles achieved unique popularity with 30 song
The Classical Period
The Classical Period
The Classical Period Getting it's name from art history, the classic period in music extends from 1740 to 1810 and includes the music of Haydn, Mozart, the first period of Beethoven, and Bach's sons. The classical period of music coordinated harmony, melody, rhythm, and orchestration more effectively then earlier periods of music. During the classical era the social function of music began to change from earlier aristocratic and religious connections toward more public and secular activities ass
Gender equity in islamm
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gender equity in islamm Romantic Music: The Ideals of Instrumental Music At one point in the study of the Romantic period of music, we come upon the first of several apparently opposing conditions that plague all attempts to grasp the meaning of Romantic as applied to the music of the 19th century. This opposition involved the relation between music and words. If instrumental music is the perfect Romantic art, why is it acknowledged that the great masters of the symphony, the highest form of in
Beethoven1
Beethoven1
Beethoven1 BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van (1770-1827) The composer of some of the most influential pieces of music ever written, Ludwig van Beethoven created a bridge between the 18th-century classical period and the new beginnings of Romanticism. His greatest breakthroughs in composition came in his instrumental work, including his symphonies. Unlike his predecessor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, for whom writing music seemed to come easily, Beethoven always struggled to perfect his work. Ludwig van Beethove
Comparison Between Piano Concert By Barbara Wieman And Sacramento Cham
Comparison Between Piano Concert By Barbara Wieman And Sacramento Cham
Comparison Between Piano Concert By Barbara Wieman And Sacramento Cham Comparison Between Piano Concert by Barbara Wieman and Sacramento Chamber Orchestra February 20, 1997 William Strang On Feb 20,1997, I attended a piano concert that was performed by Barbara Wieman. The performance was held at the American River College Music Department choir room. The choir room holds about 100 people and every seat was taken and students were seated on the floor. The audience was dressed casual as everyone w
Popular Music
Popular Music
Popular Music Popular music is: music that is enjoyed by the largest possible audience. It includes country music, folk music, rhythm and blues ( R & B), musical comedy, jazz, marches, rock n' roll, and ragtime. Popular music is primarily listened to by young people. In his book, Sound Effects, Simon Frith said that popular music has been about growing up, and that it has been like this since the beginning of the century.1 However, the popular music industry is based largely on the sale of re
Life of A Pioneer
Life of A Pioneer
Life of A Pioneer Born in Washington D.C. in 1899, he started piano lessons when he was a boy, by the age of seventeen, he played professionally. In 1923, he moved to New York City where he played in small nightclubs, theaters, and on the radio, later played at one of the most popular nightclubs of the time in Harlem, The Cotton Club. Lead his orchestra for more than fifty years. Duke Ellington unarguably, was one of the greatest jazz composers that had ever lived. Born in Washington D.C. on Ap
Computer Crime
Computer Crime
Computer Crime English 12-2 16 April 2004 One hundred years ago, computer crimes were not heard of. New technologies bring new problems. The invention of the computer has made our lives to accomplish new things much easier in many ways. We have experienced many benefits such as improved working conditions, the space program, and new entertainment. Unfortunately, it has produced some bad things like computer criminals. Computer crimes are serious. Now that society is used to depending on computer
Jazz And Classical Music
Jazz And Classical Music
Jazz And Classical Music Upon entering a modern record store, one is confronted with a wide variety of choices in recorded music. These choices not only include a multitude of artists, but also a wide diversity of music categories. These categories run the gamut from easy listening dance music to more complex art music. On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz and Classical music. Some of the most accomplished musicians of our time have devoted themselves to a lifelong
Richard Strauss was a German composer and conductor well
Richard Strauss was a German composer and conductor well
Richard Strauss was a German composer and conductor, well known at Munich. He was born on June 11, 1864 in Munich, Germany. He died September 8, 1949 at Garmisch-Patenkirchen. He was eighty-five years old when he died. Richard Strauss was married and has one son. He married in 1894. Strauss’s first symphony was when he was fourteen years old. His father was Franz Strauss he was also well known in Munich for his horn playing. His father supervised Richard’s education. At four years old he was ta
Jazz And Classical Music
Jazz And Classical Music
Jazz And Classical Music Jazz and Classical Music Upon entering a modern record store, one is confronted with a wide variety of choices in recorded music. These choices not only include a multitude of artists, but also a wide diversity of music categories. These categories run the gamut from easy listening dance music to more complex art music. On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz and Classical music. Some of the most accomplished musicians of our time have devoted t
History of Rock and Roll
History of Rock and Roll
History of Rock and Roll INTRODUCTION Rock and Roll started after the year 1955 with its roots being in Blues, Gospel, and Jazz. This influenced vocal music, which was popular with the African American population. Hep Harmony which added rhythm and harmony was sung by groups such as The Mills Brothers and the Ink Spots. Small Swing Bands or Jump Bands featured saxophone soloists and repeated phrases. These city style blues featured singers such as Joe Turner, Dina Washington, T-Bone Walker,