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    Edward Benjamin Britten

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    Edward Benjamin Britten is an iconic figure of 20th-century British classical music. His works range from orchestral and chamber compositions, to full operas and other vocal music. Some scholars view Britten’s operatic works as masterpieces, and applaud him for his sincere ability and interpretation of theme, characterization, and melodic contour. An opera that is taken from an already whimsical Shakespearean play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is of valuable evidence that Britten embodied a rare

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    Britten's music suggests a troubled brooding world, a Bly which is inhabited by ghosts even before one steps onto that crenellated tower. James was familiar with the work of the Society for Psychical Research: both his father and brother were members. Britten had his own agenda: he knew what the story meant for him and presented his view with the extraordinary means at his disposal. He said that a chamber opera was best adapted for the expression of intimate feelings. The strength of the musical presentation

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    Fall Concert Review

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    group had one piece and composer that they mainly focused on. Presenting them with as much passion and feeling as they could. The UNG singers chose Gloria by the French composer Francis Poulenc and LE Belle Voci chose a piece by the composer Benjamin Britten entitled A Ceremony of Carols. The first piece to be presented was Francis Poulenc’s Gloria sung by the UNG singers. Director Dr. John Broman referred to it as, “one of the most rigorous pieces [they’d] ever done”. The UNG singers actually presented

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    loss and regret. The music itself is not particularly indicative of oriental influence, however the use of the guitar as the accompanimental instrument in a rather sparse texture evokes the aesthetic of a Chinese stringed instrument, such as a lute. Britten displays an excellent understanding of the guitar’s capabilities as an instrument as well as its special characteristics, such as his use of glissandi in “Depression”, a haunting song about aging and

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    loss and regret. The music itself is not particularly indicative of Asian influence, however the use of the guitar as the accompanimental instrument in a rather sparse texture evokes the aesthetic of a Chinese stringed instrument, such as a lute. Britten displayed an excellent understanding of the guitar’s capabilities as an instrument as well as its special characteristics, such as his use of glissandi in “Depression,” a haunting song about aging and

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    Good Girl Turned Bad Everyone has their own opinion on what makes someone a “good girl.” Some may claim that good girls are those who do not have casual sex, drink, or do drugs. By some definitions, good girls are just those who pretend to be good. In my family, we have our own definition. Good girls work hard, do well in school and life, and above all, are sources of support for their families and friends. In addition, good girls do not get involved in harmful things, are not outspoken and are

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    was viewed very differently by each of her brothers. This novel tells a story of the Compson family on their way of distinction. The story begin with Benjamin who is mentally challenge tells the first section of the story; this is one of the most difficult chapters of the book that is very difficult to comprehend for the simple fact that Benjamin has no motion of time. Therefore he constantly goes back in forth with the present and past. In order to fully understand the chapter, you must slowly

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    In Jihad vs. McWorld, Benjamin Barber puts forth two opposing extremes of ideology, Jihad and McWorld. Jihad consists of religious fundamentalists trying to force their views onto all others. On the other end of the spectrum is McWorld based on capitalistic principals. Each of these ideologies challenge the way of democracy. In their differences they are similar. McWorld tries to sell products; Jihad tries to sell their beliefs and ideas. Part 1 of Jihad vs. McWorld introduces McWorld, its

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    The Patriot

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    the air. Benjamin Martin, a hero of the French and Indian Wars, is a widower who has settled down to the life of a farmer in South Carolina. Something from his war experiences haunts him, and he has renounced violence. When the Charleston Assembly votes to join the rebellion, a friend from Benjamin's past, Col. Burwell, tries to recruit him to join the Continental Army. After all, Burwell says, everyone still remembers Benjamin's exploits at Fort Wilderness during that war. But Benjamin wants nothing

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    Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

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    Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. was born December 18, 1912 in Washington D.C. His father, Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. was one of the few African-American officers in the U.S. Army. Davis, Jr. was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy in 1932 by Rep. Oscar S. De Priest, the only black congressman at that time. At West Point he endured ostracism from both classmates and superiors who wanted to see him fail. He persevered and graduated 35th in a class of 276 in 1936. He was the fourth African-American graduate in

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