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As I view these Scenes so charming, air, as sung by Mr E

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He travelled all over Europe to engage singers and learn the music of other composers, and thus he had among the widest acquaintance of other styles of any composer. Sprechstimme A vocal delivery, developed by Schoenberg, intermediate between speech and song. staccato (1) In musical notation, a dot placed above a notehead to indicate that it is to receive only about half its regular value; (2) in performance, the pronounced separation of adjacent notes. staff (plural, staves) In musical notation, the five horizontal lines on which one or more voices are notated. stanza In vocal works, poetic units two lines or longer of equal length and accent pattern, often sung to the same music. stem In musical notation, the vertical line attached to a notehead. stop On the organ, hand-operated levers that activate different means of sound production, thereby varying the tone color. stop (double, triple, quadruple) In string playing, the sounding of two, three, or four strings at once. stretto In a fugue, beginning an entry of a subject before a previous entry has finished. string quartet (1) Ensemble consisting of two violins, viola, and cello; (2) a work composed for this ensemble. strings Family of bowed or plucked instruments in which thin strings are stretched over a wooden frame. strophic form Vocal form in which each stanza of a poem is set to the same music. structure A term often used in music to mean shape or form. style The result of the interaction among rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, color, and shape that gives the music of a particular period or composer its distinctiveness. stylistic modulation In contemporary music, the shifting among discrete styles (for example, Renaissance and Viennese Classicism) within the same composition. subdominant (1) The fourth degree of the diatonic scale- (2) the triad built on this degree; (3) the key oriented around this degree. subject The main theme of a fugue. suite (I) A work consisting of a collection of dances, popular in the Baroque; (2) an abbreviated version of a longer work, for example, the suite from the film Star Wars. swing (I)A style of jazz playing whose flexible, improvised rhythms resist notation; (2) name used to describe big band jazz from the 1930s and 1940s. syllabic In plainchant, a style in which each syllable of text receives a single note. symbolism French literary movement of the late nineteenth century favoring suggestion and allusion rather than realism or naturalism. symphonic poem Same as tone Poem. symphony A large orchestral composition in several movements- a dominant form of public music in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. syncopation The accenting, within a well-defined meter, of weaker beats or portions of beats. synthesizer An electronic device that can create a wide variety of sounds in response to the user's instructions. system A group of staves connected by a brace, indicating that they are to be played simultaneously. tail The end of a theme. tailpiece The holder to which the strings are attached at the lower end of the body of a string instrument. tango A duple-meter dance from Argentina that was popular in Paris in the early twentieth century. tempo (Italian, "time") The speed of a piece of music, usually reckoned by the rate of its beats. tenor (1) The high male voice; (2) the second-lowest voice in a four-part texture; (3) the long-held voice in a medieval organum. texture The musical weave of a composition, such as homophonic or contrapuntal thematic anticipation The Romantic practice of introducing fragments of a theme before presenting it in its entirety. thematic transformation A Romantic technique that preserves the essential pitch identity of a theme while altering its rhythm or character. theme A self-contained melodic idea on which musical works are frequently based. theme and variations Popular form in which a theme is followed by variations that preserve the phrase lengths and harmonization of the theme while varying its rhythms, melodies, and textures. through-composed A descriptive term for a song or an instrumental movement in which there is no largescale repetition. timbre (tam-burr) Same as tone color. time signature The two numbers that appear in a score immediately after the clefs.

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Smash! Spring 2002: (Piano/vocal/guitar)

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With Tod Browning's direction, Universal Studios produced a film version of Lugosi's 1927 Broadway stage success about a blood-sucking, menacing vampire named Dracula (1931), released early in the year. [Lon Chaney, Sr. was one of many actors considered to play the title character, but he died in 1930.] The atmospheric, commercially-successful film adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel played upon fears of sexuality, blood, and the nebulous period between life and death.

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Piano for Beginners

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The fine "seven-stars" diadem consists of three rows of seven pom-poms each. Listening to music came to be accepted as a life-enhancing, almost religious, experience. The music is meant to be relateable, and claiming they more often than not choose to rap about smoking, or drinking, or girls, and that's it is a bare assertion fallacy. In modern times, art history has emerged as a discipline that specializes in teaching people how to evaluate and interpret works of art based on their own perspective.

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Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Cambridge

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Of all the different forms of art, performing arts is much appreciated and enjoyed by people - dance, music, opera, films, theater, drama, magic shows and stand up comedies. Können schon Luigi Nonos Werke aufgrund ihrer experimentellen Musiksprache nicht mehr als Literaturoper kategorisiert werden, so wird auch die Dramaturgie der Opernvorlage auf ihre experimentellen Möglichkeiten hin ausgelotet. His last opera, The Magic Flute, has charm and intelligence, even though it was written when he was sick and depressed.

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Il Divo: Our Music, Our Journey, Our Words

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The major Cavalier poets included Carew, Waller, Lovelace, Sir John Suckling, and Herrick. He produced several operas with the Royal Academy of Music that, while well liked, were not especially lucrative for the struggling academy. The second section or the development is where the ideas are developed. Given the heterogeneity of these approaches and disciplines, it is challenging to summarize a paradigmatic contemporary view of music as such—that is, as an object of specifically sociological inquiry.

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Der Freischutz Overture, J.277: Study score

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There is a Slipknot criticism topic in my forums which is interesting. The greater harmonic elusiveness and fluidity, the longer melodies, poesis as the basis of expression, and the use of literary inspirations were all present prior to this period. The project will use digital technology to create performance in virtual space, working with a group of student performers to explore the artistic potential of Cyberspace. The strings are the biggest section, although there are only five kinds of instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, and harp.

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Authority and Transgression in Opera (The Empson Lectures)

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For instance the Berlin school focused on "astral" synthscapes, weird electronic experimentation and acid jams (Ash Ra Tempel, Agitation Free, Mythos, The Cosmic Jokers, Kluster...), The Munich scene offered fuzzed out (Eastern) psych rock mantras with some folk accents (Popol Vuh, Amon Duul, Gila, Guru Guru, Witthuser & Westrupp...). How are Bach/Vivaldi alike and different? alike: wrote for all 3 genres, worked in churches, teachers, worked with children and music, very religious men, different: Bach (German) & Vivaldi (Italian), Bach 20 kids, Vivaldi none, how are Telemann and Bach alike/connected? 1723-Prince's new wife not a music fan, Bach gets bored and goes to Leipzig.

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The Flying Dutchman: A Romantic Opera in Three Acts

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In some primary and secondary schools there is no musical provision at all but other well-resourced schools have plenty. Paintings are classified according to the style in which they are made as well as the genre and main object of the painting. This event will be held at The Dayton Beer Company; Beer Hall & Production Brewery (Downtown Dayton, 41 Madison Street, Dayton, OH 45402) and will be open to the general public. Motivic extraction provides the closing theme.

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The Flying Dutchman (Der Fliegende Holländer) A Romantic

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Leger line: short line which indicates the pitch of a note above or below the five-line staff. It was the first major Broadway hit produced, performed, and composed by African Americans. In terms of sacred vocal music, Bach was a prolific composer of the mass, oratorio, and cantata. Now, in 1705 when he is just twenty, his first opera is on the stage. COSMIC IRONY: Another term for situational irony--especially situational irony connected to a fatalistic or pessimistic view of life.

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Music Theory through Musical Theatre: Putting It Together

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Still later in the Baroque era, the word was used to designate an instrumental prelude or overture. Among the first that I saw were three at the English National Opera: Aida (she dies), Madame Butterfly (she kills herself) and Carmen (she is murdered). The roots of jazz rock can be traced back to RnB influenced soul-jazz artists such as Les McCann, Grant Green and Jimmy Smith, and young British jazzers such as Graham Bond, Ginger Baker, John McLaughlin, Jack Bruce, Georgie Fame, who were forced to use electronic instruments because the local club's acoustic instruments were reserved for the older established jazz musicians.

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