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Ensemble Music During the Baroque Period

- Baroque Period (1600-1750) Ensemble Music During the Baroque period, instrumental music was written for every conceivable size of ensemble. On the smaller side, the Baroque sonata offers one of the finest examples of chamber music. Two types of sonata are found during this period: the sonata da chiesa (church sonata), and the sonata da camera (chamber sonata). The sonata da chiesa was more somber, while the sonata da camera was, much like the suite, usually comprised of dance forms. The gigue from Corelli's Sonata for 2 violins and lute is a fine example of the sonata da camera The term sonata was used during the Early Baroque to denote musical works to be played instead of sung (cantata)...   [tags: Music ]

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Heterogeneous Parallel Ensemble Classifiers for Face Detection

- Heterogeneous Parallel Ensemble Classifiers for Face Detection Abstract - Face detection is a process to determine the presence of a human face in a given image, and if exists then returns the location of detected face. Face detection is a difficult process due to certain factors, such as background complexity, illumination conditions, scale, expression, position, orientation and pose of the face. The presence of external facial features such as glasses, moustaches and beards further complicates the process of face detection....   [tags: Computer Science ]

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The Orion String Quartet and Nash Ensemble: A Concert Review

- “Mozart for Four Mozart: String Quartet in F Major, K 590 Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K 478 Performed by the Orion String Quartet and the Nash Ensemble” (gardnermuseum.org) For the purposes of this assignment I choose this particular concert because I find Mozart’s music to be intellectual and engaging, requiring deep concentration and an open mind to be able the comprehend the depth of his musical visions. In this paper a will attempt to explore the qualities I like and dislike in the pieces presented in this concert and endeavor to analyze the “Piano Quartet No....   [tags: Music]

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Performance Practice in a World Music Ensemble

- Performance Practice in a World Music Ensemble INTRODUCTION One of the objectives of the Indiana University International Vocal Ensemble (IVE) is to sing music of non-western cultures in the native language, and to the degree possible, sing with integrity of vocal and musical style. A subsequent objective is to imitate music accurately when presented with an aural model. With these objectives in mind I am interested in semantic perception and computer analysis cues of vocal timbre and the degree, if any, to which vocal timbre can be imitated between cultures, and how this information can be added to a transcription to aid the singer....   [tags: Timbre Music Essays]

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New York New Music Ensemble

- The New York New Music Ensemble began with a bang, literally. This ensemble has been around for twenty-three years and it is considered to be “the raising standard” in contemporary chamber music. On Thursday afternoon, I saw the ensemble perform three pieces: Trio, Nutturno, and Marxville Songbook. These three possess very similar tone color and composition. The ensemble’s first piece, Trio, was composed by Donald Martino. This musician pursued his interest in music at a very young age....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Purpose of Music Conductor

- Purpose of a Music conductor In your early childhood have you ever needed direction for something you understood, but needed guidance on how to do it. This is the life of a musician under a conductor. Musicians look to the conductor, as a child looks up to his or her mother and father. Conductors specialize in educating, teaching, and instructing Musicians to become better players. Without a conductor a music ensemble could not be successful. Becoming a music conductor is a very competitive task....   [tags: educating, teaching, and instructing musicians]

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Voting Based Neural Network: Extreme Learning Machine

- ... Selection of the subset of the classifiers is done using ensemble pruning methods. Ensemble pruning not only reduces the complexity of the algorithm but might even improve the generalization as proved by the concept “Many could be better than all” [11]. So far many ensemble pruning methods have been proposed. Mainly ensemble pruning [12] approaches are categorized into three types. a). Ordering Based Pruning: In this pruning approach the classifiers are arranged using some criteria and some of the top classifiers are selected as a Pruned Ensemble (PE)....   [tags: optimization, pruning, ]

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Relection of the Performance of New Smyrna Beach High School Barracuda Band

- The program ran this year at the New Smyrna Beach High School Barracuda Band this year could be summarized by one word: sound. The sounds produced by our ensemble during marching season had crowds across the state cheering us on, and earned an overall superior at our Marching Music Performance Assessment. The sounds during our concert season have been even more impressive, earning a straight superior at our District Six Concert Music Performance Assessment and sent thirteen performances to our state level Solo and Ensemble....   [tags: sound, leadership, music]

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BMA Performance

- Reducing the dimensionality of a model parameter space, this strategy enables to explore the space in more detail. The other strategy that can be thought of is refining the ensemble by discarding models which use weak attributes. We expect that such refinement can improve the BMA performance. To test the assumption made in section 2 and refine DT model ensembles obtained with BMA, we propose a new strategy aiming at discarding the DT models which use weak attributes. According to this strategy, first the BMA technique described in section 2 is used to collect DT models....   [tags: Results Analysis]

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Indian Influence: My Study of Different Cultures

- Back in April 2012, I saw Berklee Contemporary Indian Ensemble for the first time at The Loft in their semesterly recital. Fascinated by the performance and positive energy that they projected, I auditioned for the ensemble and got in. I sang with the ensemble for two semesters, both in the hugely successful recital in David Friend Recital Hall and the huge concert at Berklee Performance Center, where we collaborated with Ms. Rekha Menon’s Indian Classical Dance class. I have always been fascinated by the different colors of this world....   [tags: music, culture, class, conflicts]

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University of North Texas Wind Symphony

- On Thursday November 7th, the University of North Texas Wind Symphony performed a fantastic concert that incorporated pieces from many different styles and cultures. The ensemble’s ability to express the emotions and distinctive settings of each piece far exceeds its high reputation. The band began with Anthony O’Toole’s “Fanfare to ‘The Hammer’” (2013). The piece is a tribute to Hank Aaron or “The Hammer” an African American, who despite living in the time of segregation and racial uproar, rose up to become a professional baseball player....   [tags: concerpt report and review]

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Music Report about the Concert

- My reason for attending the concert was to support some of my fellow colleagues who had invited me to see the concert, and I was not disappointed. Sir Edward Elgar's piece, The Dance, was a delightful piece. The piece began with the piano playing a quaint line of jumps which is immediately taken over by the women of the ensemble. When the women voices come in the feel of this “dance” comes alive as the meter is clearly established as a simple simple, and this is because their melodic lines a very rhythmic and hardly stay still just like a real person would during a dance....   [tags: Uber Caritas et Amor, Elgar's The Dance]

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The Essentials for Conducting: "Evoking Sound" by James Jordan

- The beginner or expertise will benefit from reading Evoking Sound by James Jordan; this book is the total package for any conductor that is wiling to expand their knowledge upon this subject. It goes beyond the basics, yet it expands the deeper relationship between the conductor and the ensemble. It gives examples of how to produce the sound you want from an ensemble or even create a program; it gives many other examples that are truly valuable and creative. Jordan’s overall “take” on choral conducting is relying on thy inner self, focusing on mutual agreement within an ensemble, teaching the way of singing, and passing along the passion of music....   [tags: Evoking Sound, James Jordan, conducting,]

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

- Chorus- The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is one the world’s well-known choir since its one of the prominent and oldest. The choir started out as an insignificant group, but rapidly began to be more popular as the years progressed. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a chorus of 360 men and women in total. They have entertained millions of spectators by performing in places such as at the “World’s Fairs and expositions at inaugurations of U.S. presidents, in acclaimed concert halls from Australia and Europe to Asia and the Middle East” (Mormon)....   [tags: gamelan music, temple square chorale]

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Forecast Uncertainty: Statistical Prediction Intervals Through Clustering of Model Output

- Abstract. This paper presents a new method to calculate variable prediction intervals (PIs) to complement numerical weather prediction (NWP) forecasts. Direct outputs of NWP models are point, deterministic predictions that provide crisp values of meteorological attributes. They can be used in a number of applications ranging from air quality and climate modeling to estimating the impact of severe weather and forecasting of energy production. However, many applications would benefit from forecasts augmented by information about their uncertainty....   [tags: Meteorology]

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Fall Choir Concert Appreciation

- On November 16th, 2013, I attended a concert choir, fall choral concert. This event took place on the Wheaton College Campus, in the Edman Chapel at 7:30 pm. The chapel was well-lit, with long pews for the audience to be seated. The concert began with the audience looking up into a balcony, where the ensemble stood in neat rows. They watched the conductor, who stood on a stage in front of the audience, waiting for their cue. The first composition, "Miserere Mei, Deus", was produced by Gregorio Allegri in 1638....   [tags: audience, composition, performance, art]

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Reintroduction of Music into Afghan Culture

- Music is a communicative activity that is essential to all cultures. It gives a group of people a way to express things such as moods and emotions or even religious and political beliefs. The significance of music to Afghan culture is expressed in The Kite Runner, “We just wanted to hear Ali sing. He’d clear his throat and begin: On a high mountain I stood, And cried the name of Ali, Lion of God. O Ali, Lion of God, King of Men, Bring joy to our sorrowful hearts” (Hosseini 11). Despite its importance in society, the Taliban considered music to be against Islam....   [tags: taliban, islam, religious belief]

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Attending a Jazz Concert

- Attending a Jazz Concert The latest concert that I attended was the NEIU Jazz Ensemble. It was held in the NEIU auditorium. This was my first time attending a Jazz concert. Therefore, I didn’t know what kind of music to expect or any music that I was familiar to. This concert was a new experience for me. It was far different from a rock concert held in some big venue. The purpose of this concert was to give people a taste of the NEIU Jazz Ensemble. The heritage or the background of this concert was strictly Jazz music....   [tags: Papers Music Description Essays]

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Distance Learning Followed by World Première

- Distance Learning Followed by World Première Esti Dal (Evening Song) by Katalin Pócs was written for the Indiana University International Vocal Ensemble and harpist Erzsébet Gaál in January 2000. The composition received its world première conducted by Professor Mary Goetze on April 9, 2000 at IU School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana. Katalin Pócs is one of the leading members of the young generation of Hungarian composers. Her compositions include orchestral and chamber works that have been performed throughout Europe....   [tags: Katalin Pocs Evening Song Music Essays]

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Peking Opera

- Peking Opera *Works Cited Not Included Peking opera first started to gain national recognition in the 19th century, as is probably the best-known Chinese traditional music-theater in the West. Though known to the West as Peking opera, it is referred to in China as "jing ju," translated as "capital theater." This musical genre contains such diverse characteristics including virtuosic singing in romantic scenes involving young lovers, stylized battle scenes at land our at seas featuring spectacular acrobatics, comical slapstick often with underlying themes of political satire, and dramatic scenes of betrayal, revenge, retribution, and triumph....   [tags: Papers]

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Several Terms to Describe The Musical World

- There are several terms to describe the musical world throughout the years. Some of these terms are Sonata Form, Polyphony, and word painting. The terms from the twentieth century seem to be the most frequently used because they are more modern than the previously mentioned terms. These terms are Impressionism, Expressionism, and Minimalism. There are various composers that have implemented these terms into their music. Claude Debussy used Impressionism, Arnold Schoenberg used Expressionism, and Steve Reich used Minimalism....   [tags: sonata,expressionism, impressionism,minimalism]

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Joseph Haydn, Composer of Classical Music

- Joseph Haydn was a composer born in Rohrau, Austria in 1732. He was the son of a wheel maker, whom taught himself how to play harp on an amateur and recreational basis. His family was musically inclined and Haydn was immersed in music since his early childhood as they made it a family affair to sing together and at times even along with neighbors. His father appreciated Haydn’s fine vocal ability and recognized that Rohrau was not an ideal place for Haydn to develop his musical skills. He was fostered under the care of their relative Johann Matthias Frankh at his request around the age of six, never to return home....   [tags: vienna, violin, opera]

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The Mariachi and Special Occasions

- ... Each of these instruments has a purpose that it serves when it contributes to the overall Mariachi sound. When the vihuela is strummed it it gives the Mariachi its typical rhythmic vitality. The guitarró serves as the bass of the ensemble and the harps doubles the base line and ornaments the melody. The resulting sound of these instruments is unique and the sound are sharply contrasting; the sweet sounds of the violin, the brilliance of the trumpets, the deep sound of the guitarró go against the high voice of the vihuela and the frequent shifting between syncopation which result in the heart and soul of Mexico....   [tags: instruments, mexican culture]

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Buena Vista Social Club

- More than eight million copies sold is a great figure for any music album. However, for a CD labeled with World Music genre, that number means an unprecedented success. The album, named Buena Vista Social Club, has changed the attitude of the world to Cuban music forever. Nonetheless, Buena Vista has been criticized for being a commercial product, and for causing negative effects to Cuban society. Let us discover the story behind this phenomenon from Cuba, and more importantly, explore the music inside this brilliant CD....   [tags: Music]

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Folk Dance Music of Bulgaria

- ... Each basic folk dance type use a distinct combination of rhythmic units but it varies across regions. Folk Instrument Gaida is a kind of aerophone with goat-skin bagpipe. There are two types of gaida- Thracian gaida and Rhodopi gaida, the later one is larger and has a deeper sound. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kli_4cXEi4) Kaval is also a kind of aerophone, which is an end-blown flute and very similar to Arabic Ney. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am0op6cqC2g) Gadulka is a kind of chordophones, a bowed string instrument, commonly played in the context of dance music....   [tags: folklore regions, folk instruments]

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Watertight, the Musical

- Table of Contents Introduction 1 Aims and Intentions 2-3 Critical and Contextual analysis 3-6 Staging and process…………………………………………………………….3-4 Interns and my process………………………………………………………….4-6 Evaluation 6-9 My roles and contribution……………………………………………………..........6-8 Show week, Complications and self-evaluation…………………………………........8-9 A Contextual analysis of the third year production of the Musical Watertight Introduction In the following documentation, I shall be addressing and discussing the process and development within the musical Watertight and the student’s production specifics....   [tags: critical and contextual analysis]

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Critically Evaluate the role of Neural Structures in Subserving a Specific Psychological Function.

- The brain can be considered the most complex organ in the body and the centrepiece of the nervous system. Although the brain works as a unified whole, neuroscientists have identified areas within it that perform specific functions. This makes the brain interconnected by three different layers: the central core, the limbic system, and the cerebral cortex. All of which contain structures that regulate everyday life and psychological function. Memory refers to the persistence of learning in a state that can be revealed at a later time (Squire, 1987)....   [tags: Psychology ]

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The Role of Neural Structures in Subserving a Specific Psychological Function

- The brain can be considered the most complex organ in the body and the centrepiece of the nervous system. Although the brain works as a unified whole, neuroscientists have identified areas within it that perform specific functions. This makes the brain interconnected by three different layers: the central core, the limbic system, and the cerebral cortex. All of which contain structures that regulate everyday life and psychological function. A variety of these structures have been linked to the memory system....   [tags: The Brain, The Nervous System]

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The Contrast and Conformity in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- ... “The fact that he had [a mistress] was insisted upon wherever he was known” (Fitzgerald 24). Everybody in Tom and Daisy’s social group seems to know of Tom’s infidelity, except for Daisy herself. Yet, Daisy’s ignorance does not stop Tom from parading his unfaithfulness to Daisy’s own cousin Nick Carraway. Tom is so egotistic, he has no shame in expressing his lustful relationships. Gatsby’s immorality is criminal rather than familial. Gatsby is revealed to be a bootlegger; the profession allows him to pay for the extravagant parties he throws in hopes in luring Daisy to his mansion....   [tags: morality, corruption, bigot]

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How Latin Musicians Have Influenced The Global Sound of Music

- Tito Puente, the Jazz musician, composer, arranger and cultural icon, is known, variously as “king of timbales and mambo”, “sultan of salsa”, and most famously as El Ray - the King - of Latin Music. His Latin identity is often emphasized in a way that is somewhat unusual for Jazz musicians. Indeed, Ella Fitzgerald, or more recently, Diana Krall, do not have their cultural backgrounds so heavily stressed. Perhaps the emphasis on culture stems from the fact that Puente is Latin Music’s most prominent Jazz musician....   [tags: Music ]

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A Focus on The National Symbol of the Dominican Republic

- Music, as many may know, is an important part of social life and culture. It is used as a form of communication for those that cannot find the correct words to express themselves. This paper will analyze and explore the role that music plays in understanding certain cultures. It will proceed to outline the social history of merengue music in the Dominican Republic, the relationship between merengue and and its path on becoming an important part the Dominican national identity. Music is an important vehicle through which cultural identities, and social values are formed and negotiated....   [tags: music, merengue, dominican republic]

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West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim

- Musical theatre is a type of theatrical performance combining music, dance, acting and spoken dialogue. Written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, ‘West Side Story’ is a classic American musical based on William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. The through-composed score and lyrics are used to portray different characters and their cultures, the rivalry between the Jets and Sharks, and the emotions felt as the story progresses. This essay will be exploring the music and how effective the score is in realising the world and characters of the musical....   [tags: musical theatre, music, dance]

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For Colored Girls directed by Tyler Perry

- ‘For Colored Girls’ directed by Tyler Perry is an adaptation of a Tony Award nominated choreopoem written by Ntozake Shange. Clint O’Conner a reviewer for the Plain Dealer writes about Tyler Perry, “He has taken Ntozake Shange’s 1974 choreopoem ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf’ and both condensed and expanded it into a big-screen extravaganza assessing the black female experience in America” (O'Connor 1). ‘For Colored Girls’ is an emotionally charged drama about the struggles facing the modern-day black women finding their voice in America....   [tags: film]

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Bathroom Tile Ideas for a Stunning Bathroom

- When it comes to remodeling your bathroom, bathroom tile ideas can help you to achieve stunning decorative effects that enhance the overall beauty of the space. As you enhance your bathroom using these tile ideas, you will find that the overall value of your home will increase in addition to your home's beauty. Then you will find that the money and time that you invested in the remodeling of your bathroom tile will pay off in a multitude of ways. One way to increase your bathroom's beauty and value is to use bathroom tile ideas that help the bathroom appear to be a larger space....   [tags: Larger Space, Clean Shower Area]

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A Stylistic Analysis of Blue Eyed Soul

- The aim of this essay will look at how Blue-eyed soul relates back to it's parent genre, Soul; through analysis of musical features. Blue eyed soul is typically described as White musicians who have recreated soul music of the 1960's (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2013). The somewhat ambiguous term refers to White musicians who “emulated black vocal styling and phrasing, and often covered black songs but also established themselves as recording artists with audience crossover skills” (Cooper, 2010, p.1)....   [tags: soul roots, gospel blues]

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The Dagomban and Ewe People of Africa

- The Dagomban and Ewe People of Africa While studying the various cultural societies in Africa, one feature that stood out the most was that of rhythmic dependance and integration, particularly in the Ewe and Dagomba people. These two cultures, living not vastly far apart from one another geographically, both use drumming, dancing, and singing as a way to bring together their communities, fulfill spiritual practices and beliefs, and even instantiate individual power in their overall societal structures....   [tags: societies in africa, togo, volta]

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music in africa

- Music and dance are so related closely in African thinking that it is difficult for them to separate song from movement or speech from playing the drum. In this case, the arts are a part of everyday normal life. Life cycle events including, but not limited to, birth, puberty and death are celebrated with a musical performance. Because music is so integral to society, everyone is expected to be able to sing and dance at a certain level of proficiency. Beyond that, certain people are selected for special musical training....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Offline Signature Verification Using Structural Features

- 1. Abstract This paper describes a new technique for authenticating handwritten signatures using offline mode. In this technique, every single pixel that belongs to signature is considered. From the signature, every edge points / end points are extracted. These edge points / end points are connected to form a polygonal closed shape. From the polygonal shape, several values can be computed that can serve as structural features that are form factor, circularity measure, rectangularity measure, minimum enclosing rectangle, area and perimeter....   [tags: Information Technology ]

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What does Samba Represents to Brazil?

- The mass of almost one hundred thousand is edgy. The night is hot, humid, and alive with a feeling in the air so palpable you can almost trace it with your finger. The bleachers are filled to maximum capacity, along a mile-long stretch of paved roadway adjacent to an old brewery. People from all races, classes, and countries are celebrating together at the culmination of the orgiastic, pre-Lenten, hedonistic festival of Carnival. Soon, the first marchers proceed down the corridor to the booming cacophony of bass, snare, and friction drums....   [tags: Music History ]

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Evaluation of a Theatre Performance

- INTRO This module (THE3000) focused on a group performance, with each individual being assessed on their performance within a chosen role. The process of the module was firstly reading a selection of plays assigned by the module leader. Groups then formed, based on their interests, balance of skills and their willingness to work with a certain text. Once the groups became existent we re-read the text chosen and discussed our opinions on various issues relevant to contemporary theatre and the aesthetics surrounding the production of the text....   [tags: Theater]

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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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Africa: The Battle of Algiers

- Around the mid twentieth century, Africa saw an increase in independence movements and decolonization efforts. Even up to the 1960s, some European powers still had a colony in Africa, such as France. In 1954, the National Liberation Front (FLN) in Algeria started a guerrilla campaign to gain independence from France. Much later in the decade, South Africa, who gained their independence from Great Briton in 1930, struggled with a racial system called Apartheid. This was used to suppress the native black population, and through racial segregation, the minority white population came into power....   [tags: Independence Movements, Decolonization]

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The Value of an Education

- “Be the change you want to see in the world.” (Ghandi), “The only time you should look down at someone, is when you are helping them up.” (Jesse Jackson), “A life lived for others, is the only life worth living.” (Albert Einstein). What, per say, do all of these people have in common; for one, education. Ghandi was educated from a young age in a public schooling environment; Jesse Jackson attended Sterling High School and was notably a very accomplished student; Albert Einstein attended Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, majoring as a teacher in physics and mathematics, and graduated with his diploma....   [tags: Philanthropy, Music, Potential]

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Devised Theatre or Collaborative Creation

- “Devised theatre can start from anything. It is determined and defined by a group of people who set up an initial framework or structure to explore and experiment with ideas, images, concepts, themes, or specific stimuli that might include music, text, objects, paintings, or movement.” (Alison Oddey 1). Devised theatre, also called collaborative creation, is a form of theatre in which the script is created through a collaborative process with the actors and the playwright, rather than the traditional method of theatre with a premade script....   [tags: forms of the dramatic arts]

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How To Make Banana Pudding

- Since 1903, banana pudding has been an American desert classic. The sweet taste of warm vanilla wafers can warm up a cold body anytime. The most common recipe for banana pudding calls for the use of an oven and stove top. Although, this recipe does make for a great banana pudding, it can take the average individual almost an hour to prepare the desert. Now a day, time is money for most families, so being able to prepare a desert like this can be time consuming. Having a no bake option can be the perfect fit for busy families....   [tags: How To Essay, Instructional Essay, Process Essay]

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A History of 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 study of Jazz or Classical music, and a few exceptional musicians have actually mastered both....   [tags: Jazz Classical Music]

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The Development of Instruments and Instrumental Music in the Late Renaissance and Baroque Eras

- Before the Baroque era, music was rarely written specifically for instruments; most often, music played on instruments was originally for voice. The Baroque Era last from 1600 to 1750. During this time, instruments were improved, and composers began to write pieces for specific instruments. Music became more popular with the middle class, and amateur musicians became to sprout up, separate from the church and the court. Instrumental music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras were called sonatas, concertos, and sinfonias interchangeably....   [tags: History, Baroque Era, Music]

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Biography of Giovanni Gabrieli

- Born in 1556, Giovanni Gabrieli was an Italian composer who worked for the St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice. During his time there, he composed works for separate choirs for both vocal and instrumental performers. One of his most famous pieces comes from his Sacrae Symphoniae completed in 1597; the Sonata Pian e Forte. Gabrieli was both a composer and organist in Renaissance and Baroque transitional period which caused elements of both periods to be demonstrated within his compositions. With instrumental music becoming more popular, it was becoming quite common during this time to have a composer who also played an instrument, especially the piano or organ....   [tags: italian composer, sonata pian e forte]

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Philip Glass: Music Composer

- My composer is known as an influential minimalist and has written a variety of works such as opera, musical theater, symphonies, chamber music, and film scores and much more. This composer’s identity is none other than Philip Glass. The major focus in this paper are to give a moderately brief background on Philip Glass, examining his style of music along with how others view it and describe one of Philip Glass’s musical pieces. The background or bio about Philip Glass has information primary associated with events surrounding his career....   [tags: influential minimalist]

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A Functioning Member of Many Societies

- My transition from high school to college was not flawless; the first two semesters of my college experience were academically frustrating. In high school, I was able to attain a high level of success with minimal foresight and planning. I quickly found that this was not the case in college, and that I would have to reevaluate my study habits and organizational techniques in order to improve my grades. While my first semester grades were not terrible, I knew it was not my personal best. I approached the next semester with the drive to succeed; but still did not fully understand what it was going to take to achieve success....   [tags: Personal Statement]

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Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time - Quator Pour Le Fin Du Temps

- Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time - Quator Pour Le Fin Du Temps Technical and Interpretative Challenges Presented to Performers in Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) played a significant part in the evolution of twentieth-century music, influencing a number of other composers with his innovative compositional techniques. The Quartet for the End of Time, is not one of Messiaen’s typical works due to the circumstances in which it was composed (his main outputs were organ, orchestral and choral works), but it marks the start of the significant use of some of these techniques....   [tags: Music Theory History]

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The Sound And The Fury (madison Scouts)

- The roar of extreme sound emanates from a football field. It is clear that this is not an ordinary high school marching band playing at a football game. These are Drum and Bugle Corps, boasting an instrumentation of all brass and percussion instruments. This arrangement of instruments can create an enormous amount of sound, sometimes louder than a rock music concert. Due to their thorough auditioning processes, they have a group of musicians, who can play extremely well, all of whom are brought together to entertain the crowds on their three month tour in the summer....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Evaluation of Books on String Theory

- A String Method Book Evaluation Three different methods books; “Muller Rusch String Method,” “Action with Strings,” and “ Essential Elements for strings,” revealed three very different approaches to learning. The influence of time is greatly noticeable in comparing and contrasting these three approaches. “Essential Elements for Strings” was published in 1994 and the other two books in the 1960’s. After many years of studying education the approach to teaching students how to play an instrument has greatly improved....   [tags: String Method Theory Music]

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Band Music Librarian

- Although many music librarians come to the position via performing, my career included several additional layers of being at the right place at the right time. Despite years of violin and viola lessons, I wasn’t dedicated enough to play professionally, and I knew enough about myself not to go into teaching; since I assumed those were the only two jobs in music, I went to college intending to become a radio producer. Job-hunting with the impressive-sounding “special interdisciplinary degree in audial arts,” but with my only hands-on experience on outdated equipment, I halfheartedly went to cattle calls for opera choruses, and eventually ended up at an Army recruiting office looking at jobs in...   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Bop Music in the 1950s

- The Bop Beat The bebop revolution coincided with the birth of the Beat Generation. In a slightly unbalanced relationship, Beat writers often molded their poetics and style after the playing of such jazz music. "Jazz writers," such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, upheld their poetic ideals to the techniques of jazz musicians, such as rhythm, improvisation, and call and response. The structure of creative writing underwent a change, as the importance of form equaled that of theme. Swing, the predecessor of bop, was big, sweet, and hot....   [tags: Music]

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Freedom in the Groove featuring Joshua Redman

- Freedom in the Groove featuring Joshua Redman The album "freedom in the Groove" features Joshua Redman with a small ensemble of Bass, electric guitar, and drums. In different songs Redman plays the alto, soprano and tenor saxophone. The CD shows many different aspects of Jazz, spanning many different feels, tempos and intonation. I was really impressed with the diversity of the album. The typical song on features Redman soloing over the standard rhythm section of the bass, piano and drum set....   [tags: Papers]

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Hand Writing Character Recognition Proto Type for Latest Technologies

- On-line hand writing character recognition using accelerometers is the basic proto-type for all the latest technologies. This paper presents an accelerometer based hand written digit and hand gesture recognition applications. The recognition process is done by using a tri-axial accelerometer and microcontroller with inbuilt ADC interface. The wireless transmission module is used for sensing and collecting acceleration of hand written and hand gesture trajectories. User can hold the device to write alpha numeric in air without space limitations....   [tags: accelerometer, gesture recognition, IDE]

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World Music: Middle East, Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa

- There are various aspects of our lives and of those there is music. Music is an inextricable part of life. It can be dated back to the most primitive of time. Where there are humans there is some form of music varying from culture to culture. Languages, belief systems and many other variables within a nation have great influence on what is considered music and what’s not music. This is why it is very important when listening to music to consider the context in which it was created in. This will enable you to appreciate the different sounds and musical constructions such as rhythm, melody, harmony and also the lack thereof....   [tags: human expression]

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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

- In the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, one of the main characters Beneatha Younger tries to find herself and figure out exactly who she is. She is a twenty year old black woman who attends college in the South Side of Chicago. One of her closest friends, Joseph Asagai, is from Nigeria and he really has Beneatha’s best interests in mind. Nigerian culture is very significant in the play because Asagai tries to teach Nigerian culture to Beneatha, in order for her to discover who she wanted to be....   [tags: Character Development, PLay Analysis]

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Early Jazz and How it Affects Music Today

- Jazz has been a style of music for about a century. It is one of the only types of music that has changed with the times. It has created so many subgenres with itself, like Funk Rock, Swing, Bebop and many others. Many schools even have a Jazz band for the students. That is just one-way how Jazz music effects music today. There are also many other ways that Jazz has affected music today, like without it, African-Americans would not have the same rights as whites, because Jazz was one of the things that helped with the Harlem Renaissance, and the Harlem Renaissance is what started the pathway to civil rights for African-Americans....   [tags: genres, influence, melody]

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Daphne Du Maurier´s Rebecca: A 1920s Rebel

- Born Unbound, Raised Imprisoned An Ivy League girl who has no daddy issues and a rich family is no better than any other woman because she has never taken her clothes off for money. A girl is no better than a woman who allows people to caress her, or escorts on the side based on her boundaries. Different things work for different people. Free a woman to live the life in which she is more than the way she looks, what she buys or what she has to sell, and she will amount beyond what society could have even imagined for her....   [tags: Antagonist, Feminism]

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Orpheus Is the Inspriration for Many Composers

- Orpheus, the son of the god Apollo and the Muse Calliope, a demigod with the power to play intensely emotive and beautiful music, has been a wide source of inspiration for many composers, librettists and writers through the ages. In this comparison, Orpheus serves as a paradigm in the construction of Opera, specifically from the time of Monteverdi, and how the art form has changed dramatically from then until the time of Glück. Orchestration, musical structure, and evolution of the characteristics of opera will be discussed, while focusing on one prominent piece from each opera that will be directly compared....   [tags: god, opera, music]

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- Although I have a background in both instrumental and vocal music, the topics that I am interested in researching are entirely choral-centric. I am primarily interested in conducting research that will benefit my current teaching situation as a middle school choral music specialist. Through research and continued professional development, I hope to expand my personal “tool kit” of teaching approaches, rehearsal techniques, and management styles, as well as to hone my craft as a novice teacher to better serve my students and their needs....   [tags: Research Analysis ]

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The History and Culture of Israel

- The United States is been one of the most powerful countries ever exists. The history about Israel goes from the time of Christ up to today’s relationship with other countries in a peaceful manner. Israel have a lot of conflict with their suppose brothers that surround them. Still, they have the time to negotiate and be a better country for the new generation. That why today they can be thankful to be part of allied forces with the United States. Israel, slightly larger than Massachusetts, lies at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea....   [tags: economy, religion, trade]

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Scholarship Application for a Music Program

- ... By my third year I had become discontent with the life style I led, as well as the society surrounding me. After stumbling across the latest discoveries in Quantum Physics, neuroscience, and ancient wisdom, as well as having a number of “mystical” experiences, I radically reevaluated my belief system. Having found a new direction in my life, I left everything in the hectic New York City behind. I moved on my own to a rural area in Washington State in an effort to live a more peaceful and self-sufficient life, and pursue new experiences....   [tags: culture, training, frequencies]

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Steve Reich: A Lasting Influence

- Steve Reich Alongside Young, Riley, and Glass, Steve Reich is a lofty name in the formation of American minimalistic music (Mertens, 11). Throughout the 1960s, these composers helped push the boundaries of music as they fused elements of classical, jazz, rock/pop, and world music. Steve Reich was born in New York on October 3, 1936. His parents soon divorced, leaving Reich to constantly commute between New York and California via passenger train. Reich has stated that is was the sound of the wheels on the train tracks that helped to develop his strong rhythmic sense at an early age (Ross, 541)....   [tags: Musicians]

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Clustering: Keeping Malware Out in Android Applications

- Due to the existence of malware samples in large amount of data malware detection techniques are introduced. Machine learning techniques are being applied to classify the applications focusing malware detection. Android has impressive growth in the domain of smart phones. Hence to overcome its better to group malware samples with structural similarities. Clustering technique in Android applications is an important technique in machine learning and gives automatic classi cation of applications by categorizing malware....   [tags: Algorithm, Applications]

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The Pirate Charles Review

- The Pirate Charles Review January 23rd, 2010 Black Bart King of the Caribbean Pirates would be proud of his piracy progeny. Sea fairing bandits in the form of a folk band would have entertained the ruthless brigand with Celtic songs drinking the night away with a cup a tea. The prolific pioneer who clutched onto vessel after vessel affirmed his campaign against the world and anyone who sailed in his way; The Pirate Charles [TPC] takes another approach. One can fly their freak flag or a pirate flag and be accepted nonetheless....   [tags: Music Review]

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Miles Davis and His Music

- Miles Davis is considered one of the most influential musical artists to ever exist. Coming from a jazz and bebop background Davis’ extravagant trumpet skills were unmatched. He was at the forefront of major innovations in music including bebop, cool jazz, modal jazz, and jazz-fusion. At the façade of jazz-fusion, Davis released two very successful and yet controversial albums -In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew- that incorporated innovative musical characteristics fusing elements of rock and jazz to create groundbreaking musical flow....   [tags: influential and notorious musical artists]

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Human Nature in International Relations

- Human nature is that quality that sets us apart from other living things; it is the definition of what we are. The concept of human nature in international relations is embedded in the theories of international relations. Every International relations theory has its specific assumptions about human nature. The basic premise of these theories has its roots in human nature because in understanding the world and how it works, human nature is first considered. Philosophers maintain that in order for a political theory to hold any weight, it must first explain the concept of human nature....   [tags: theory, realism, constructism, human nature]

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Paul Walker's Life and Movies

- “If one day speed kills me, don’t be sad because I died smiling” Born in California in 1973, Paul Walker made his debut in the 1986 horror spoof Monster in Your Closet. After appearing in a couple television shows in the 1990s staring Charles in Charge, Who's the Boss, The Young and the Restless, Walker gained attention with a role in the film Varsity Blues, and his TV days were officially in the past. After working in movies like She's All That and The Skulls, Paul got his role in 2001 with The Fast and the Furious, which would become his star vehicle and keep him busy through four sequels....   [tags: paul walker, fast and furious, speed]

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Understanding Quantam Computing

- Understanding Quantam Computing Quantum Computing is something that could have been thought up a long time ago - an idea whose time has come. For any physical theory one can ask: what sort of machines will do useful computation. or, what sort of processes will count as useful computational acts. Alan Turing thought about this in 1936 with regard (implicitly) to classical mechanics, and gave the world the paradigm classical computer: the Turing machine. But even in 1936 classical mechanics was known to be false....   [tags: Papers]

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The Most Important Thing To ME

- The very first practice together was the most intimidating experience I have ever had. A group of freshman, including myself, were waiting in the Chorus room and then it was time. We walked into the double doors and the whole West Haven High School band was standing up and clapping. I thought to myself, “Why are they clapping?” After everyone was seated, our director, Mr. Crabtree said, “This is your family for the next four years.” It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I found out how much that really meant....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Rococo Time Period

- The Rococo fashion period occurred during the eighteenth century in Europe and in other European influenced countries. (History Of Fashion-Rococo). France, as the major arbiter of the Rococo fashions, designed using exquisite fabrics, silks, velvets, embroidery, lace, plumes, ribbon, ruffles, and fur which would characterize the century.(Fashion in the Western World). The movement is known for incorporating the French “rocaille” and the Italian “barocco” together to create Rococo, which is known for being daintier than the preceding Baroque movement in the Seventeenth Century (Fashion History.zee)....   [tags: fashion, movement, history, century]

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The Life and Works of Bertolt Brecht

- The Life and Works of Bertolt Brecht In this essay I will consider the life and works of Bertolt Brecht, the famous theatre practitioner who has had such a dramatic impact on our understanding of the theatre and acting. First of all I will give a biography of Brecht because it is important to know the background of his life in order to understand the motives he had for writing and producing plays in the way he did. We will see a direct correlation between events in his life and the plays and techniques that he propagated....   [tags: Theatre Practitioner Drama Plays Essays]

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The Importance of West Side Story

- West Side Story is one of the great contributors to musical theatre, in particular Broadway where it originally opened on September 26 1957 at the Winter garden Theatre. The production ran for 732 performances before entering the world of film in 1961. However, I believe its significance lies in the heart of the theatre where the audience is subjected to different styles of music, dance and of course an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In fact, Leonard Bernstein first decided to call his play East Side Story but opted against it, due to social relevancy....   [tags: Music]

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Comparing and Contrasting Brecht and Stanislavski

- Bertolt Brecht and Constantin Stanislavski are regarded as two of the most influential practitioners of the twentieth century, both with strong opinions and ideas about the function of the theatre and the actors within it. Both theories are considered useful and are used throughout the world as a means to achieve a good piece of theatre. The fact that both are so well respected is probably the only obvious similarity as their work is almost of complete opposites. Stanislavski was born in 1863 to a wealthy family who loved amateur theatricals....   [tags: Performance Arts]

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Process Essay - Preparing Dinner for the In-laws

- Preparing Dinner for the In-laws We have all had those dinners with our in-laws, or in-laws to be, that we detest. The following steps will ensure that the in-laws never accept another invitation to dinner at your house. Please understand, the invitation must still be extended, as that is a spouse's duty; however, they will not accept the invitation again. In preparation for the evening, there are several crucial steps. For the process to be effective, some research may be involved. Start by gathering as much information as you can about your in-laws likes and dislikes; focus on the dislikes is crucial, and be certain to exclude anything on the list of likes....   [tags: Expository Process Essays]

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Axiologie et Pédagogie du Droit

- Axiologie et Pédagogie du Droit ABSTRACT: Le droit, considéré comme un ensemble de régles-normes ayant force ogligatoire et contraignante, régit les rappoerts entre les hommes dans une société donnée. En même temps, il est porteur à la fois de l'image d'organisation des rapports sociaux familiaux, économiques et politiques (structure de base de la societé), et des valeurs. A ce titre, le droit constitue un type-idéal qui, inscrit dans les textes (droit positif-objectif) et enraciné dans la conscience des individus, remplit les fonctions générales de la régulation sociale, de la résolution des conflits, de l'intégration sociale et de la reproduction des structures sociales....   [tags: French Essays]

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Boston Ballet Refuses to Fall

- Boston Ballet Refuses to Fall What happens when a ballet company’s classic Christmas tradition is unwrapped, discarded, and replaced with a glitzy and glamorous moneymaking expenditure. Many dance enthusiasts are left with this lingering question as The Boston Ballet struggles with a recent announcement from the Wang Theatre, its lifelong performance home, that next year’s production of the Nutcracker is being replaced by a touring show of the infamous Radio City Rockettes. "Im pretty certain this decision was driven by money, which draws the question in everyone’s minds: Which is more important, tradition or money?” said Andrew Kaminski....   [tags: Dance Dancing Papers]

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