Text painting also known as word painting in vocal music, musical representation of individual words and textual images. For example, the use of high pitches for words like “sky” low pitches for words like deep, and ascending pitches for “rise.” Also, a minor key may describe a said event. The major key will describe a happy and joyful. Text painting was used in madrigals, renaissance and Baroque periods. Two songs I used as examples are “As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending” and Justin Timberlake’s “What goes around”.
Mozart truly wrote an opera that almost performs itself. I feel that if a person can sing the notes , then most of the point has gotten across. If the singer is boring , the listener can still understand the character through his or her melodic line or the rhythmic patterns of the part. Overall , Mozart composed the perfect music for each character.
Throughout the piece, there are sections where the choir sings all together, to emphasize certain phrases. The piano accompaniment of this piece is especially beautiful to me. It is so simplistic, yet it adds so much to the piece. This piece is very beautiful and I think it is a very fitting tribute to
In choosing a scene from an opera seria that I find dramatically effective, I of course was inclined to choose an opera by Handel. He was, in my opinion, and in the opinion of many others, one of the most remarkable Baroque composers of his time. He was a master of opera; of every type of melody, with scarcely a rival at any period. The flexibility of his rhythmic paragraphs was exceptional even in an age that had not fully succumbed to the clamp of the four-bar phrase. He used chromatic and dissonant harmony sparingly, but this only enhanced the moments of dramatic and emotional conflict it was used for.
The piece begins with a solo and consists of much more choral and instrumental material. In the whole piece, Mozart relies on the orchestra to provide life to the text and mostly uses the strings and woodwinds to present this piece, while relying on the percussions and the timpani to provide effect for forceful motions. Overall, influence can be noticed from artists such as Bach and Handel. This piece, even though left unfinished made a mark in history as one of the most beautiful pieces ever written during the Baroque/Classical era.
The poem "Easter Wings" by George Herbert is a poem full of deep imagery not only in its words but also in the visual structure of the stanzas. In Herbert’s poem why does he use a shape poem? Because he wanted this poem to have many different levels and meanings. Herbert also used huge amounts of mental imagery so that the reader can find new truths and meanings each time he or she reads it. The poem tells of the poets desire to fly with Christ as a result of Jesus' sacrifice, death and resurrection.
Keats draws from mythology and christianity to further develop these ideas. Keats’ wrote ‘Ode To A Nightingale’ as an immortal bird’s song that enabled him to escape reality and live only to admire the beauty of nature around him. ‘Bright Star’ also discusses the immortal as Keats shows a sense of yearning to be like a star in it’s steadfast abilities. The visual representation reveal these ideas as each image reflects Keats’ obsession with nature and how through this mindset he was able
Whenever the vocals begin, the audience is struck by the natural manner in which the characters converse. The aria by Rodolfo easily expresses the innocence of pure love. The vocals are the main focus of this opera with the instruments being used as more of a background in the storytelling role. The audience can follow the vocals almost like the script of a play. Unlike Don Giovanni, this opera was written in the Romantic
It all started with a simple jump from a tower of an Emperor named Shun. If the Emperors father never set this tower on fire in a will of trying to capture him, Skydiving may have never been discovered. Emperor Shun weaved straw hats together to attempt to jump from the burning building and when he survived the jump with just straw hats, which is when parachuting came to begin. (Parachuting History) As airplanes and other equipment that fly high in the air is advancing, the parachuting community creates more designs to keep up with the continuing development. When parachuting first came around, parachutes were automatic.
The tutor Pangloss is also a tenor, like Candide his voice is in the middle of the vocal scale as well. During “The Best of All Possible Worlds” there is a round, which was very well executed by the actors and actress. When Candide is expelled from school in Scene One the somber sound of his song... ... middle of paper ... ...a the entire cast joins in to sing “Make Our Garden Grow” during this final number the music has a gradual increase from mezzo forte to fortissimo. The song has a slow climatic build which gives the song a lot of power. Overall I truly enjoyed myself at the opera.