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Truth and Order in Ionesco's Bald Soprano

- Truth and Order in Ionesco's Bald Soprano       Any sense of order, of sense itself, is shattered and constantly questioned by Eugene Ionesco in his play "The Bald Soprano". A serious challenge is made against an absolute notion of truth. Characters throughout the play, however, continue to struggle to maintain and share a unified and orderly existence. Empiricism is espoused by several characters. They submit that life experience is all that is necessary to establish unshakable order and thus, truth....   [tags: Bald Soprano Essays]

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Time in Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Ionesco's The Bald Soprano

- For a long period in the history of humans has time been used to sequence, or to measure the duration of events and intervals between them. Without time we are crippled; there would be no past, no present or no future - we would just be drifting around aimlessly with nothing to expect. Time adds a sense of order and helps us understand our existence a lot better as it helps us gain knowledge of the world around us. Beckett and Ionesco both understand time in the same way, and this is shown through their plays 'Waiting for Godot' and 'The Bald Soprano'....   [tags: Waiting For Godot Essays]

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Bald Eagle Population Is The National Bird Of The United States

- In 1782, the bald eagle was declared the national bird of the United States. That did not prevent the decline of the bald eagle population across the nation, starting in the late 1800s and going into the late 1900s. The bald eagle population had two major periods of decline before they began to recover in Nebraska and across the nation. To begin, a general overview and history of the bald eagle in the United States. Bald eagles were originally found in every state excluding Hawaii, and nested in 45 of the lower 48 states....   [tags: Bald Eagle, Eagle, Golden Eagle]

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The Bald Cypress

- The bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) is an ancient and unique tree that is usually associated with the southern states because of its abundance in swampy regions. “Remains of prehistoric forests show that millions of years ago [bald cypress] grew in abundance within the Arctic Circle; because of changes in the climate, it was driven south. The bald cypress found its way to the eastern and southern coast lands” (Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, 2002). On May 26, 196, the bald cypress was officially proclaimed the Louisiana state tree....   [tags: environment, tree]

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Analyzing Tony Soprano´s Life and Personal Development in Relation with the Philosophical Format of Identity

- In introducing someone most people use a format of giving the person’s name and some correlation of how they know them. In Italian culture; and more so, organized families, people are introduced as a friend of mine or a friend of ours. This is to establish the relationship to “The Family” and how they might be trusted. This does not allow for one’s own identity, but only for their association to, or not to, an affiliation. A person’s autonomy is then lost and only their social identity is known....   [tags: The Sopranos, identity, Ethics of Identity, Appiah]

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The Coq Gaulois versus The Bald Eagle

- Healthcare system analysis The Coq Gaulois versus the Bald Eagle When talking about healthcare systems there are a few factors that we should consider essential in defining the experience; Personal payment, choice of doctor and freedom of practice American and French healthcare systems share to some degree a few fundamental principles like giving patients the freedom to choose their physician, and although the expenditures are different, both systems have a plan where employers and employees pay towards the cost....   [tags: Healthcare]

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The Bald Eagle as an Endangered Species

- The Bald Eagle as an Endangered Species The bald eagle is the most well known endangered species because it is the nation's symbol. It is suppose to stand for freedom and the American way, but if we allow the bald eagle to become extinct how can we let something that doesn't exist anymore stand for freedom and the American way. Being the symbol of the nation, the bald eagle was put on the endangered species list faster than most species. When the bald eagle reached its low point in the 1960's (400 pairs), it was put on the endangered species list....   [tags: science]

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Bald Eagles: Interesting Animals

- Bald Eagle Bald eagles are interesting animals. Bald eagles contain, symbolism, endangered, and outstanding physical abilities. Two types of baled eagles: Haliaeetus Leucocephalus Leucocephalus, found in southern parts of North America, Haliaeetus leucocephalus alascanus, founding northern locations of North America. Because of discovering bald eagle species in disordered locations people have discontinued divisions of spices among bald eagles. Differences in color have been found in matured and juvenile bald eagles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The American Bald Eagle

- I chose the American bald eagle because it is one of the fastest and strongest species of eagles. It is the national symbol. The Congress adopted it as the national symbol in 1782. I think it was adopted as the national bird of the United States because the Roman soldiers used the eagle as a symbol of courage and power. In the early 1800's, Americans called the Bald Eagle, the American eagle. Here is some of the biology of the Bald Eagle. Bald Eagles do a very good job at their part in the food web....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Bald Eagle Community

- The bald eagle was finally adopted as the emblem of the United States in 1787 because "its long life, great strength, and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent." The bald eagle has survived for many years. It was almost lost at one point, and finally now is on its way back and the numbers are rising thanks to many efforts by various foundations. The Bald Eagle is more than a just a bird like every other species it too has a special part in keeping the food chain going....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Comparison of Respiratory Systems in Sea Lions, Cobras, and Bald Eagles

- The respiratory system is the system for taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide in organisms. The respiratory systems of California sea lions, king cobras, and bald eagles have a few similarities and differences, but they all allow the intake of oxygen for each organism. The California sea lion is a pinniped. A pinniped is a carnivorous aquatic mammal of the order Pinnipedia. Sea lions, like all other pinnipeds, have nostrils that they can voluntarily close while diving in the water. Inside the nose of a sea lion are bones called turbinate bones....   [tags: oxygen, lungs, trachea]

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Tony's Dreams in The Sopranos

- Tony's Dreams in The Sopranos Intro Television has always tried to provide a true representation of the human condition. This is evident in the emergence of reality shows, shows based on true stories, and very realistic fiction. The sopranos is one of the few fictional shows that faithfully simulate the situations it tries to recreate. The sopranos is a show on HBO about Tony Soprano and his life in the mob. The show, created by David chase, shows immense Freudian influence in many scenes involving psychotherapy, Freudian theories, symbolism and dreams....   [tags: Sopranos Show TV Psychoanalysis Essays]

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American Symbolism and Mythology

- In America we have created our own types of myths and our founding fathers have left us meaning in our nations symbols. The knowledge of biblical and Greek/ Latin literature has been dropped from our education. This is causing a great gap of unknown knowledge about mythological information. The same knowledge helped build ancient civilizations and guide people. (1) People are not actually seeking the meaning of life, but the experience of being alive. Myths are clues to help experience the spiritual capabilities of life....   [tags: bald eagle, pyramid]

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Pro Life Or Pro Choice?

- Pro Life or Pro Choice. Do you think abortion is right. Many people have been asking this question for years now and it has been a heated argument amongst citizens, religions, and political activists all across the world. People that are pro life argue that it’s wrong because it kills a human life, and we have people that are pro choice and they believe women should do as they wish with their bodies. The people also think the line between murder and abortion is blurred since the child is not technically born yet....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Fetus, Bald Eagle]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Eagle Plain ' By Robert Francis

- In “Eagle Plain”, by Robert Francis, the poem dramatizes the conflict between the nation’s “non-ideal” character traits and the “ideal.” Francis’ poem is also structured to have one main theme per two stanzas for a total of three: self-esteem, pride, and honor. The speaker then uses the “eagle” to symbolize the ideal American trait and uses personification and metaphors to help bring the eagle’s character traits to life, the poem also has an alternate allegorical meaning. The poem starts with the speaker saying, “The American eagle is not aware he is; the American eagle” (Stanza 1), to show that the eagle is confident with who he is....   [tags: Bald Eagle, Eagle, Poetry, Meaning of life]

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The Optimal Gauge of the Absurd

- Robert Fenhagen’s Beautiful People is a very short (I would say concise) story that is not concerned at all with beautiful people. Nor is it an essay on beauty, and what beauty may mean to different (beautiful) people, as seen (and perceived) from different (possibly beautiful) angles. It is rather a minimalist piece of absurd literature that is about beautiful people as much as Eugène Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano (La cantatrice chauve) is about bald sopranos. Truth be told, both beautiful people and bald sopranos (and their equally juxtaposable positions) are only pretexts for the setting in of the absurd in a kind of literature that is absurd only inasmuch as its absurdness does not become a...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Sopranos

- The Sopranos The media and specifically television portray Italian Americans as criminals or people of power in the illegal world. Television portrays their ethnicity on a stereotypical background that most people have come to know as truth. There is a show on cable called the Sopranos. This show is a depiction of the New Jersey mafia and how it handles it's day to day operations. The show's creators and writers have put together a wonderful exaggeration of how the New Jersey organized crime families live....   [tags: Papers]

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Sopranos and the Perpetuated Mafiosi Image

- The Sopranos and the Perpetuated Mafiosi Image A life of organized crime, fancy cars, machine guns, beautiful women, money, power and family; these are the images that have perpetuated the associations of Italian-Americans with the Mafia in film and television for decades. It is in this traditional Godfather fashion that the HBO hit series The Sopranos continues to perpetuate this stereotypical image into the 21st century. From classic films like The Godfather and Goodfellas, to miniseries events like Bella Mafia and The Last Don, to the dramatic series The Sopranos, Italian-Americans have traditionally been portrayed as gangsters and mobsters and have been seen living the lives of organiz...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Allegory in Edward Albee's The American Dream

- Allegory in Edward Albee's The American Dream Our understanding of Edward Albee's achievement in The American Dream (1960) has come a long way since 1961 when Martin Esslin hailed it as a "brilliant first example of an American contribution to the Theatre of the Absurd"1 and 1966 when Nicholas Canaday, Jr. labeled it America's "best example of what has come to be known as 'the theatre of the absurd.'"2 The shrewdest assessment of absurdism in Albee is by Brian Way, who shows convincingly that, although Albee has successfully mastered the techniques of theatrical absurdism, he has nevertheless shied away from embracing the metaphysics that the style implies.3 That is, Albee knows that Thea...   [tags: Edward Albee American Dream Essays]

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A Theater of My Own

- A Theater of My Own My grandmother, Annie was a seanchai, an Irish storyteller. She was the only great actor I have known intimately. Her stage was the kitchen of her cottage in the West of Ireland and her stories were about her friends and neighbors. She recreated their trials and triumphs and with her talent for mimicry accorded each a speaking part. Her one woman show held me spellbound. She commanded my tears and fits of laughter depending on the content of her story or dictated by a whim....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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A Model Of Grief Processing

- The Berafian Model I have had the privilege to walk alongside many people on their grief journeys. Throughout my thirty years of assisting others, I have developed a model of grief processing I call the Berafian Model. This model allows me an opportunity to work with various ages as well as cultural backgrounds. According to the dictionary, the English term bereavement comes from an ancient Germanic root word that means “to rob.” That is a perfect definition....   [tags: Bald Eagle, Eagle, Belief system, Storm]

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Relationship Analysis in Henrik Ibsen´s A Doll´s House and the TV Program "The Sopranos"

- And here Pygmalion, old sculptor of heathen times now passed, flames of frosted fires that cast the black light upon the shadows of a starless night. For in his scalding pit where once was heart, burns the curded kindling of perverse pleasures and impious passions. He toils at his foul forge, and there in the blistering bowels of Earth's volcanic throats, in the snarling jaws of his flaming furnace, there stands the lustful sculptor Pygmalion's greatest labour: there stands a woman. Though a sculpture, she effortlessly bleeds sensuality in every carved tendon, the polished pinnacle of a chiseled beauty....   [tags: Power, Marriage, Inequality]

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Television's Affect on the Viewers

- “I find myself sympathizing with him: when he is depressed, I pity him; when he is wronged, I feel anger toward those who have betrayed him; and when he is successful, I share in his happiness”(Harold, 296). Tony Soprano is a bad man. He kills people, orders others to kill people, and threatens people on a daily basis; yet somehow we still like him and feel like we can relate to him. While watching a show like The Sopranos, sometimes we question ourselves, is there anything morally wrong with caring about Tony Soprano when we know he is a bad person....   [tags: the sopranos, sympathy, revenge]

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Analysis Of The Book ' A Wild Sheep Chase '

- The Asian literature is quite different in terms of character admiration than that of previous reviewed section. It is apparent that the characters did not suffer near as much quite as much tragedy as that of other cultures, but yet still generate thair own respect in terms of admiration. While still having to rise above the rest ,these characters seem to have to deal with less in the first place. Two prime examples of this are Policeman 663 in ChungKing Express and Rat in the book A Wild Sheep Chase....   [tags: Character, Protagonist, The Sopranos]

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Movie Review : A Dramatic Pilot

- This proposed dramatic pilot offers a very intriguing and fascinating time in history. The main premise that two main newspapers are in competition with each other definitely has merit for a dramatic TV show. The show offers a dramatic tone, corruption, secrets, and betrayals. These are solid elements for a drama series. The series is considered “continuous” or a serial series with on-going story plots that continue from one to week to the next. This is a good structure to help build anticipation, conflict, tension, and build character depth....   [tags: Character, Protagonist, The Sopranos, Antagonist]

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Evolution Of Jerome By Jerome. Jerome

- Evolution of Jerome Jerome was a very influencing character in the film and in the screen play, there were times that he was the worst character and times he was the best. Jerome was also known as Eugene because he gave his identity over to Vincent. So much happened in this story with Vincent that is was hard to really get connected with Jerome. He was obviously a main character as well but he was in the background so much that it was easy to get caught up in Vincent’s character. As the story line progressed Jerome became a much bigger character even if he was just behind the scenes some of the time....   [tags: Character, Protagonist, The Sopranos, Change]

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Evolution Of Jerome By Jerome. Jerome

- Evolution of Jerome Jerome was a very admirable character in both the film and screenplay “Gattaca”; there were times that he was the worst character and times he was the best. In this futuristic, dystopian society it is possible for someone to give his DNA for use by another person and in that way Jerome gives his DNA to Vincent, a person without perfect DNA like Jerome, and surrenders his former identify to become known as Eugene. Initially, with the complexities of the story focused on Vincent it is hard to really get connected to Jerome....   [tags: Protagonist, Character, The Sopranos, Suicide]

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Poster For The Expendables 2

- Description The major task of the designer of any movie poster is to make the poster visually interesting, so that it captures the attention of its viewers. When people first glance at a movie poster, what catches their eye. What draws them in and makes them want to immediately purchase a ticket. Is it the usage of bright colors (or lack thereof), certain actors or directors they like, or is it the overall design of the poster. While certain posters leave a lot to the imagination in terms of what the movie is about, the movie poster for The Expendables 2 efficiently introduces the audience to what they can expect from the film....   [tags: Character, Protagonist, Actor, The Sopranos]

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Jack London : Foreshadowing, Repetition, And Conflict

- Arrogance is defined as having or revealing an exaggerated sense of ones’ own importance or abilities (dictionary.com). In “To Build a Fire,” Jack London uses foreshadowing, repetition, and conflict to represent the extent the main character goes to in order to satisfy his need for greed. The main character, referred to as “the man,” and his dog go on an expedition to a mining camp in the Alaskan Klondike in search of gold. The man is told by an elder Alaskan native to never travel alone, but instead of listening to the native the main character decides to try and make the journey on his own in order to reunite with his friends at the camp....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Character, The Sopranos]

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The Requiem Of D Minor By Mozart ( 1756-1791 )

- Requiem in d minor by Mozart (1756-1791) was written in 1791. Mozart fully completed Movements I and II: Introitus and Kyrie. Movements III and IV, Sequenz and Offertorium, were sketched out. When Mozart died on December 5, 1791, Franz Xaver Süssmayr (1766-1803) completed the Requiem shortly after Mozart’s death. The original key is d minor. Movements I and II are in d minor. Movement III moves from d minor, B-flat Major, g minor, d minor, F Major, a minor, and back to d minor. Movement IV is in g minor, E-flat Major, and g minor....   [tags: Relative key, Key signature, Musical keys, Fugue]

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The Story of Juana’s Musical Life

- Once upon a time there lived a girl named Juana Corio. Her mom had decided long before she was born that all of her children would play piano, so as soon as Juana started kindergarten, her piano lessons started as well. Being a very enthusiastic 5-year-old, Juana enjoyed the first several weeks of practice. Then it began to be monotonous. For the next 5 years, she despised playing the piano with all her heart. Most of her lessons were spent sitting on the piano bench next to her mom crying tears of frustration until she couldn’t even read the music....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Why There is no Model Family?

- “Family Aint Shit”: Why There is no Model Family A picture that pops into mind when one thinks of the term “family”: Mother prepares dinner, Father comes home from a hard day’s work, and the children walk into the house from school. The group sits at the dinner table and discusses the day’s activities with a genuine smile on their faces. Everything for this family is perfect. This example is just a traditional family portrait and is far from the reality of many modern families. It is so far from reality that the entire definition of “family” can be skewed into whatever subjective opinion one wants....   [tags: Family Psychology, Family Values ]

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Woodwind Instrument: A Clarinet

- A clarinet is a woodwind instrument. Most clarinets are made of wood. The instrument consists of a tube with a mouthpiece at one end and a bell-shaped opening at the other end. A clarinet has open tone holes and other holes covered by small metal levers called keys. The musician places his or her fingertips on the holes and keys and blows on a flat cane reed attached to the mouthpiece. The reed vibrates, producing a full, rich tone. The musician plays different notes by covering or uncovering various holes....   [tags: mouthpiece, air, tube]

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Handel 's Messiah : A Collaboration Of The Kansas City Symphony And The Independence Messiah Choir

- Handel’s Messiah I attended a collaboration of the Kansas City Symphony and the Independence Messiah Choir. Together they performed George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. The performance was an oratorio, which is a musical piece that is typically lengthy, tells a story, is based on Biblical or religious events, and is performed through voice and orchestra. I was a perceptive listener during the performance, as I was not just only basking in the delightful sound, while having associations for the music, but I was also constantly seeking understanding, and working through reasonings and answers about it, while creating a deeper appreciation for it....   [tags: Orchestra, Violin, Singing, Double bass]

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The Role Of the Castrati in the Baroque Era

- The Role Of the Castrati in the Baroque Era When it comes to music history, the Castrati are one of the most important and debated topics. The Castrati were men (in Italian opera) that had been castrated during puberty to stop a flow of hormones, causing them to have the voice of a soprano woman, but the vocal power of an older, full-grown man. A general estimate said that four thousand boys a year were castrated in Italy. Some Castrati tried to make it in church choirs (which often gave them almost nothing of monetary value), most chose the opera route....   [tags: farinelli, pacchierotti, opera]

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Michael Fuchs 's A Piano And Organ Soloist

- On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 7:30 pm, the Clayton State University Visual and Performing Arts presented the Clayton State University Chorale. Michael Fuchs conducted and Grant Jones performed as a piano and organ soloist. There were four parts in that performance. Part I included “Dies Irae from Requiem Mass in D minor, K.626” from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and “Hor che ‘l Ciel e la Terra” from Claudio Monteverdi. Part II was “O Schone Nacht” from Johannes Brahms and “Standchen” from Franz Schubert....   [tags: Baroque music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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The Life of Amazing Opera Singers

- The Life of amazing Opera Singers Opera originated in Italy in the early 1500’s. It gained popularity in the Baroque period when people began experimenting new and different sounds with their voices. Opera is very dramatic work and you must have a really great voice to be considered as an Opera singer. Operas are usually performed in Opera houses and are accompanied by different instruments/ orchestra. It started off in Italy and soon became used all over the world. In the 1800s, Italian Opera soon began to take over all of Europe....   [tags: Beverly Sill, Kathleen Battle, Samuel Ramey]

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The Postmorbid Condition by Vivian Sobchack

- ... Sobchack also states that meaningless violence, or violence with no significance is not only prevalent in film, but in everyday life as well. 4. Irony and Satire do contribute to the desensitizing of audiences due to the fact that the meaning of violence is completely abandoned and viewers see only the comedic side of the scene. For example, in Pulp Fiction Jules recites from the Bible before killing his victim, completely turning the attention of viewers from the meaning of the young man’s impending death, and in the scene entitled “The Bonnie Situation,” the cleanup of the killing is focused on more than the senseless, meaningless act itself....   [tags: essay analysis]

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Pop Style: Live Concert Performance Analysis

- The live concert performance that I attended was the Dana Concert Series Presents: Faculty and Guest Artist Recital at the The College of Creative Arts and Communication. The venue was Bliss Recital Hall. The recital included the faculty performers, Dr. James Umble on saxophone and Dr. Glenn Schaft on vibraphone. The guest artists from the Cleveland Orchestra, were Art Klima on viola, Stephen Warner on violin, Carolyn Warner on piano, and Richard Weiner on percussion. Modern and Late Romantic style music was the theme of the live performance....   [tags: music, late romantic style, debussy]

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The Music That Comes from Instruments

- ... This helped him in the creation of the Saxophone. “Sax noticed that the brasses were overpowering the woodwinds, and the winds were overpowering the strings. He saw the need to come up with a new instrument that would create some form of balance between the three sections (brass, woodwinds and strings). The sound that he was seeking would lie between the clarinet's woodwind sound, and the trumpet's brass tone. Sax combined the body of a brass instrument and the mouthpiece of a woodwind instrument, and the saxophone was born ("The History Of The Saxophone").” Personally I find that this instrument is very unique and obtains a beautiful quality of sound....   [tags: violin, saxophone, accordian, express, sound]

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Being a Choral Director for Adolescents

- 1. What are the personal characteristics needed to be a choral director for adolescents. Choral directors of adolescents need to be flexible and quick thinking. These teachers must combine the interpersonal skills of a counselor with the loving concern of a parent. The most important quality that these teachers need to have is a passion and love for kids. Often teachers do not have the temperament to teach younger adolescents and prefer to work with senior high students. Teachers of younger adolescents are important because they demand respect from their students and help to guide their students through many times some traumatic years....   [tags: Choral Director]

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Analysis of the Play Candide

- ... At the end of the battle when everyone is dead and there is nothing left the music is sad and somber and it has a piano sound and grave tempo, which reflects the mood of Candide when he finds that Cunegonde is dead. During a later part of Scene Two when the cast is dancing the movements match the music, they appeared to be doing the Waltz, so the music had abrupt changes. In Scene Three: Cadiz, the orchestra plays some sad and somber music at the beginning. As the scene progresses the music goes from dark and dismal to happy and cheerful....   [tags: school, voice, music, reflects]

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Agreeing With Russell's Analyses of Sentences and Refuting Strawson's Objection

- Introduction In this paper I will argue that Russell's analyses of sentences is successful and that the objection brought by Strawson can be refuted. Russell’s theory of definite descriptions contains a significant insight in that Russell’s view that what appears to be referential propositions are in fact quantificational is correct. Russell's theory of definite descriptions Russell propounds two theses, one about names and the other about definite descriptions. This paper deals with Russell's analysis of definite descriptions, 'the F', and his theory of their proper logical analysis....   [tags: Definite Descriptions, Object-Dependent]

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Conquering North Carolina's Endangered Aves

- Conquering North Carolina’s Endangered Aves North Carolina has nine birds that are listed as FE, Federally Endangered, and five birds that are listed as FT, Federally Threatened (Protected). Endangered species are in danger of becoming extinct, whereas threatened species are likely to become endangered (What). The Wood Stork, Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Bewick’s Wren, and American Peregrine Falcon consist of four of the nine FE birds. Of the five FT birds in North Carolina, two of them are the Bald Eagle and the Northern Saw-whet Owl (Protected)....   [tags: habitat destruction, hunting, poaching]

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Così Fan Tutte

- Così Fan Tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti, or more familiarly known as Così Fan Tutte, is one of Mozart’s last operas, translated as “Women are all alike, or The School of Lovers.” Being named as such, the principal theme of this opera is the fickleness and infidelity of women. The libretto of this piece was written by Lorenzo da Ponte, who was also the librettist for Don Giovanni and La nozze de Figaro, two other renowned operas of Mozart’s.1 This opera was first performed in Vienna at the Burgtheater, on January 26th, 1790.2 Though the exact origin of the story Ponte based his libretto on is unclear, many people at the time believed that the story was based on a scandal in Emperor Josep...   [tags: Musical Analysis ]

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What Jazz Techniques Did Sidney Bechet Use

- My research question was, what jazz techniques did Sidney Bechet use and how can I use these to compose my own clarinet piece. There were different research processes used to find the answer to my question and they were: the internet, books, an interview, videos and music. These processes were useful to me as the information was accessed easily and effectively. Each process was used to find a different aspect of my research and allowed me to discover different angles and opinions on the topic. Using books, interviews and videos were new research processes for me and I discovered that they are very useful when conducting the research for this topic....   [tags: Music, Musical notation, Jazz, Meter]

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Bel Canto by Anne Patchett

- In this novel Roxanne is a famous soprano opera singer from Chicago. Bel Canto, one of the main characters that I chose to study was Roxane Coss. Roxanne is a famous soprano opera singer from Chicago. I chose her because I believe that she is one of few main characters who made the biggest change of values throughout the novel. The tenor/vehicle that I used for Roxane is “A diva is a jeweled scarf, rich yet soft and flowing”. I chose a diva for my tenor because that sums up Roxane’s personality as a character throughout the novel....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Esther, by George Frideric Handel

- The music of George Frideric Handel has been celebrated throughout time, especially his oratorio work. Handel’s oratorios are considered to be some of the best in existence. However, much discussion and reverence is given to his Messiah, while the others are not as commonly subject to this praise. Therefore, I will investigate the origin and creation of the oratorio, Esther by Handel, with focus on his music for the scene. I will argue that Handel expresses the drama and emotion of this biblical story through the musical elements he employs, particularily Before I begin discussing Esther at length, I will provide information on the definition of oratorio, the origins of Handel, and a basic...   [tags: musical elements, dramatic expression]

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Claudio Monteverdi vs. Domenico Scarlatti

- A comparison of two major Baroque composers: Claudio Monteverdi and Domenico Scarlatti The purpose of this paper is to analyze two psalms by Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (1567-1643) and Giovanni Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) and compare and contrast the two pieces to find out how music changed throughout the Baroque period. While historians grouped music of the Baroque period together based on certain characteristics, the music did not remain the same throughout the period, as it would not for any other musical time period....   [tags: Baroque Composers]

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Remediation: Contaminated Soil Excavation in Australia Might Be Justified

- Contaminated soil excavation- The application of contaminated soil excavation by Atma environmental consultants at a site in Donvale, Victoria, Australia is well justified because, the soil at site was contaminated with Arsenic which is a toxic chemical; so as to allow a residential development. Phytoremediation-The use of willow and poplar trees to clean up subsurface hydrocarbon contamination in Manitoba and Seskatchwan petroleum sites by Federated cooperatives, is well justified as the site was remediated successfully through Phytoremediation....   [tags: arsenic, residential development]

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The Current Issues Involving Wind Farms and Wildlife

- Introduction and Background: Wind energy has been one of the greatest developments in the field of renewable energy in the last several years. Wind farms, based off of energy production facts, are pivotal in our society, to the continued push to reduce fossil fuel usage and greenhouse gas emissions. To the untrained eye, they seem as though they are too good to be true; a cheaper form of energy that also emits less pollution than traditional forms of energy production (find a source for this) sounds perfect, right....   [tags: wind energy, renewable energy]

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Exercise in Imagination

- Exercise in Imagination Imagination signifies thoughts not perceived in the course of factual reasoning. Mental images of events or objects that derived fundamentally from the mind’s thought not occurrences involve imaginative skills. An individual can have a wide range or experiences existing only in the mind because of the power of imagination. Sasson, (2001) explains that, “Memory is actually a manifestation of imagination” (p. 1). Imagination has limitless boundaries, and imagination manifests in diverse forms....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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Raptors: Birds of Prey

- What are raptors. The Merriam-Webster online learner dictionary defines a raptor as a bird that kills and eats other animals for food. More commonly, they are predatory birds. Raptors have physical and behavioral characteristics that distinguish them from other birds. There are many different types of raptors, some that we can even see in the areas where we live. Raptors are predatory birds that use their feet to capture their prey. Non-raptors use their beaks to capture prey. Their scientific classification is under the class Aves (birds), the subclass Neornithes (modern birds), and order Falconiformes (birds of prey) (seaworld.org)....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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Johann Sebastian Bach

- Johann Sebastian Bach was born in 1685 in the small town of Eisenach in Germany. He was born into a family of musicians that stemmed back generations. His father played the role of the town musician and court trumpeter for the Duke. Bach was instructed by his father at an early age to play both the violin and the harpsichord. Unfortunately, his father died when he was 9 years old, and less than a year after, so did his mother. Orphaned at age 10, Johann went to live with his older brother in a town called Ohrdruf, which was about 30 miles outside Eisenach....   [tags: Composer, Baroque, Music]

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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot

- T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” draws attention to the idea that time is of the essence. On the surface, Prufrock is portrayed as a man who is incapable of making decisions and lacks self-confidence. This is evident through his passive nature, where he continuously delays having to talk to women because he believes there is enough time. Written in the era of modernism, the reader is capable of unraveling that the poem’s true purpose was not only to show Prufrock’s inability to make decisions when it comes to love, but to show the desolation that one faces in times of a modernistic transition....   [tags: love, loneliness, mind, spirit]

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Values Believed to be Missing from the U.S.

- The values that I believe to be missing from the top 10 list of U.S. values as described in ‘Society: The Basics’ (2009) are uniqueness, liberty & justice, independence, entitlement, freedom of religion, perseverance and tolerance. Individuality- the belief that every person is unique and capable human being able to make his or her own life decisions. I don’t understand why this is not in the top 10; perhaps “Individual Achievement and Personal Success” is thought to cover this. Liberty & Justice- “…with liberty and justice for all” as our Pledge of Allegiance declares but was omitted in the listed top 10....   [tags: liberty, justice, beliefs, values]

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Setting Music to a Text

- In setting a piece to music the composer has to take into account the feelings and emotions that he desires to create and then figure out how to produce that. In the case of Friedrich Rückert’s poem “I Am Lost to the World,” there are a wide variety of ways it can be set to music, which can be composed of unchanging elements, aspects that can change throughout, and word-painting – all of which will be compared to the setting by Gustav Mahler. With any setting of a text to music, there are unchanging elements such as the ensemble to be used and the form....   [tags: Friedrich Ruckert, I Am Lost To The World]

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Racial Profiling after 9/11

- It has been 3 years since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001. After two commercial airplanes were hijacked by members of the Al-Qaeda, both planes plundered through the towers, leaving nothing but the remains of the collapsed towers. Devastated by the thousands and maybe millions of people that were killed, America was under attack by terrorists. Al-Qaeda is a well-known global terrorist network that originated in Islam and is led by the man name Osama bin Laden....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Bel Canto Singing Style

- While the term “bel canto” is a rather loose term, Celletti’s words seem to sum up what bel canto was generally about. The Italian term translated to “beautiful singing,” developed in the late seventeenth century, where it became a technique used to create a beautiful sound as opposed to the imitation of instruments by the voice. It was also intended to set virtuoso singers apart from amateur and choral singers, which resulted in a new kind of vocal expression. Giulio Caccini, a member of the Florentine Camerata, was one of the theorists to advise against imitation of instruments by the voice....   [tags: voice, music, italian]

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I Had The Privilege Of Attending A Schola Cantorum Concert

- I had the privilege of attending a Schola Cantorum concert this month at the University of Arkansas. The concert was wonderfully directed and performed very well. The choir is incredibly talented, they sounded wonderful. The concert featured accompaniment by a Baroque style organ that was built here in Arkansas. The organ is absolutely beautiful. It took five years to build, and it is well worth that time. The organ accompanied the first two pieces played at the concert. Being able to listen to the organ in concert for the first time was such a privilege....   [tags: Music, Johann Sebastian Bach, Piece, Part]

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The Origin, Influence, and Musical Technicalities of The Saxophone.

- Although I have just embarked on the journey of learning to play the saxophone,I am very intrigued by it’s history and musical origin. The saxophone is simply an amazing instrument with so many different kinds and variations of it, and so many musical genres it is able to play. The saxophone can produce soft angelic tones, or hard hitting jazz numbers, basically anything you want to hear the saxophone, and it’s player are able to provide you with. Upon such a versatile instrument there are so many endless possibilities and I am here to share with you some of the most amazing and chalenging things about the Saxophone....   [tags: Brass Instrument, Jazz Musicians]

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The Origin, Influence and Music Technicalities of the Saxophone

- Although I have just embarked on the journey of learning to play the saxophone. I am very intrigued by it’s history and musical origin. The saxophone is simply an amazing instrument with so many different kinds and variations of it, and so many musical genres it is able to play. The saxophone can produce soft angelic tones, or hard hitting jazz numbers, basically anything you want to hear the saxophone, and it’s player are able to provide you with. Upon such a versatile instrument there are so many endless possibilities and I am here to share with you some of the most amazing and changeling things about the Saxophone....   [tags: brass musical instruments]

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Early Music: Music Before The Baroque for Charinet

- How would a clarinetist go about searching for a piece from the Medieval to the very end of the Baroque period. Well, that clarinetist should first realize that the repertoire from this timeframe is incredibly difficult to find on the internet. Not only that, the clarinet did not come into existence until around the 1700s, which would give it a mere fifty years in order to develop any sort of solo literature. So, how would one go about looking for early music to perform. Researching the predecessors of the clarinet would be the first step....   [tags: clarinetist, instrumentation]

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Music Comparison : The Mozart 's Opera

- Music Comparison The Mozart’s opera aria, “Dove sono i bei momenti”, and Hanatarash’ “Live 1988” are two music works that combine different visual and sound aspects in a curious way. Mozart’s opera aria “Dove sono i bei momenti” is a pitch-music performed by American soprano singer Jessye Norman. “Live 1988” is a noise-music performance performed by a Japanese noise band, Hanatarash. In aesthetic terms, “Dove sono I bei momenti” visual and sound aspects are intriguing in their resonance, harmony and relaxing nature which contrasts the chaotic, discordant and offensive nature of “Live 1988”....   [tags: Music, Sound, Opera, Pitch]

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The Baroque Period : Johann Sebastian Bach

- The Baroque Period was a very unique time period when the arts flourished, especially music. New techniques and ideas began to become more prominent during this time and changed the rules of how music was being written. Also, new composers appeared and gave their own input and style to Baroque music. However, one of the most prolific and well known composer during this time was Johann Sebastian Bach. It is also no surprise that he was an excellent musician and composer. Bach was born into a life of music....   [tags: Johann Sebastian Bach, Baroque music, Choir]

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Brass Bands: A Decline in Popularity

- The United States currently has numerous genres of instrumental music, but perhaps the least recognized of these is the brass band. Through better understanding its origin, how it was received in American society, and what other band genres existed and emerged during its development, we can begin to understand the brass band’s lack of recognition in the States. After providing background on the genre of the brass band, its function in society, past and present societal beliefs on music, and the development of other band genres, research will show how these factors impacted the popularity of the brass band....   [tags: Music]

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The Physics of the Alto Saxophone

- The Alto Saxophone is a single-reed musical instrument that was invented in 1846 by Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax. Adolphe Sax was born on November 6, 1814 in Dinant, Belgium. During his childhood, he studied the clarinet and flute at Brussel’s Conservatory. His father was a renowned maker of musical instruments during that time. Since Adolphe grew up with his father making instruments and studying the clarinet and the flute, it was obvious that he would end up following in his father’s footsteps....   [tags: wind musical instruments]

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Experiencing Classical Music in the Flesh

- On April 12 of 2014, a well-known group of singers known as Poperazzi joined forces with the Pueblo Symphony. The event took place at Colorado State University Pueblo in Hoag Hall. The symphony officially began at 7:30 p.m. however audience members began to arrive at 7:00 p.m. The conductor of the Pueblo Symphony is Dr. Jacob Chi, and the singers consisted of two tenor voices and one soprano. The names of the singers are George DeMott, Cody Shawn Gay, and Janien Valentine. The two tenor voices are the males, George and Cody Shawn....   [tags: Poperazzi, musical masterpieces concerts]

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The Endangered Species of New York

- The Endangered Species of New York FACTS & HISTORY What exactly does the term endangered species denote. There can be numerous definitions that correctly describe the term. It is any plant or animal whose survival is in jeopardy of becoming extinct. Extinction, of course, is when the species no longer exists, and there is no way it can be brought back to this earth. In most cases, the cause of this displeasing calamity is generally human-related. As more time goes on, more species are in peril of becoming extinct....   [tags: Papers]

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The Chalumeau and the Clarinet

- This paper will explore the early instrument known as the chalumeau and the various types of instruments that have evolved from it. The chalumeau group of instruments were folk instruments that were played with a single reed and the chalumeau itself is most commonly known as the predecessor to the modern-day clarinet. The instrument has only eight tone-holes on its cylindrical bore. There are many other single reed instruments that resemble the chalumeau and were in existence during the same time period....   [tags: chalumeau group of instruments]

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Romantic Style Composers: Franz Schubert

- ... The dynamics are mostly gradual throughout the song, except when the song returns to the chorus, then it is terraced. During the Romantic era the piano was improved and it made it easier to play notes quicker, a great help in Gretchen am Spinnrade where sixteenth notes are played constantly throughout the piece. It is possible to hear which composer wrote the piece, due to the melody being very lyrical, one of the characteristics of Schubert’s music, which makes Gretchen am Spinnrade individualistic and self-expressed (“OnMusic”)....   [tags: Gretchen am Spinnrade]

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carnegie hall

- On Sunday afternoon November 21, 1999, at 2:00 p.m.at 419th Concert Worldwide, 330th in New York, 218th in Carnegie Hall I attended a MidAmerica production that presented the New England Symphonic Ensemble. This concert contained several different compositions by large groups of musicians, including an orchestra band, and chorus. This concert was divided into three different parts. First there was the Vivaldi which was divided into 12 sections. Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse was the music director, Raymond Sprague was the conductor, Judith Von Housers Voice was the soprano, Mary Nessinger voice was the Mezzo soprano, and Elizabeth Hastings was the portative....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Breaking Bad: How the Show Deals with Gender and Violence

- In many ways the inception of the television has been a growing phenomenon in our history, cultivating many moments that changed the view of how we preserve what influences us and how we become who we are. The television has since become so important in people’s lives showcasing films, news, shows, commercials, etc. estimating a whopping 96% universal presence in U.S. households (David Croteau, 2014) one can wonder if what is shown in television is a product of the environment or the product of the viewer....   [tags: popular television show analysis]

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The Baroque Era Of Johann Sebastian Bach

- Often identified as the summarizer of the Baroque-era, Johann Sebastian Bach contributed significantly to the practice and theoretical development of Western music. Having composed copious amounts of music, Bach’s output of vocal compositions exceeds 500 works that includes: sacred and secular cantatas, motets, masses, and passions. Among Bach’s substantial collection of cantatas, the majority date back to his post in Leipzig. Although Bach is considered to have written five cantata cycles, only the first three are virtually complete; the remaining two are either lost or unable of being attributed to Bach....   [tags: Johann Sebastian Bach, Baroque music, Cantata]

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Music Is An Art That Seems Subjective

- Music is an art that seems subjective. After all, some like classical music, others like pop, and some even enjoy country. Different genres and pieces of music appeal to different people, dependent on the tastes of the individual. However, there is a sort of musical standard that must be upheld, for a collection of random pitches without pattern or cohesion can hardly be called music as it is currently understood. There must be a certain order to a piece, though the order does not have to be universal....   [tags: Music, Musical notation, Counterpoint, Harmony]

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Vocal Genres throughout History

- The voice stands alone as the most important genre and instrument in music history. It’s development can be examined back as early as the 13th century from secular church music, Renaissance motets, early Baroque oratorios, classical opera, German lied, to jazz music in America. Vocal music is probably considered the oldest and the youngest forms of music. Music that dates back as far as the medieval time period is still being sung even today along with the newer popular genres of music. Vocal music is considered to dominate the first part of history considering that it started off with church music....   [tags: vocal music, church music, renaissance motets]

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One Direction Concert Report

- One of the concerts that I have attended was One Direction’s. One direction was formed by a group of boys from London in 2010. These young men were also known as Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. The band started off from a British talent show on television called the X Factor. During the audition, the boys were eliminated as individuals, but Simon Cowell saw great potential in these young men as a group. He decided to make it happen by giving them another chance to perform together, and indeed they became famous ever since the formation of the English-Irish boy band One Direction....   [tags: Concert Report Essays]

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The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

- The Fort Wayne Philharmonic chamber orchestra brought the Baroque and Classical eras to life at the First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, with their orchestral rendition of Royal Mozart. The orchestra provided the audience with a night full of compositions from prominent musical composers such as Ludwig Van Beethoven, George Frideric Handel, Franz Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Beethoven’s Overture to King Stephen, Op. 117, begins energetically with brass instruments, such as the trumpets and french horns, opening the piece in forte, followed by the string instruments....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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An Opera Performance

- An Opera Performance On Friday November 3rd I had the pleasure of attending an evening of Opera titled Love Through the Ages with Maria Fortuna and Nancy Townsend at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre. Having never been to an Opera performance I had no idea of what to expect and was looking forward to this new experience. Fortuna was accompanied by multi-faceted pianist Nancy Townsend. These two musicians showed tremendous expertise and were able to keep my attention through the extent of the program....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Effect of the Lyrical and Musical Reciprocation in Bach Cantatas 106 and 80

- The Effect of the Lyrical and Musical Reciprocation in Bach Cantatas 106 and 80 Johann Sebastian Bach was an 18th century composer, not a theologian, yet there are few men in the history of the world who have so thoroughly captured God’s character and even fewer still who have so passionately impressed that character upon men’s hearts. While the music or lyrics of his cantatas alone are often enough to stir a man to action or reduce him to tears, it is the relationship between the two that truly seems to reflect all that encompasses God’s greatness....   [tags: Papers]

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