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  • Music Composition

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    conflict. On the other hand, music is used to motivate, calm, and even remedy those who are suffering. Therefore, music is the one career option guaranteed to stay relevant and respected in society. Education The road to becoming a respected music composer is a difficult one. In college, intensive study of aural skills, writing skills, reading comprehension, music theory, and fine arts history and understanding will be required (Learning Express Library). Because of the wide variety of skills required

  • Folk in Nationalist Music

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    Using a folk idiom in art music is a problematic practice for composers because folk and Art music traditions stem from fundamentally different origins. Art music is part of a literate tradition with recognized authorship, as opposed to the folk tradition, which is part of a communal tradition disseminated anonymously by means of oral communication. Thus, art music composers aspiring to leave a legacy often refrain from utilizing folk idioms in their music for several reasons; to compose cultured

  • Aaron Copland Music

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    Aaron Copland was an American classical composer during the twentieth century. To this day his work still inspires young composers all throughout the world. He incorporated popular American music into his compositions such as jazz and folk making his pieces both exceptional and innovative. He had a long and successful music career and was influenced by several other composers and musicians along the way. Aaron Copland was born on November 14th 1900 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the youngest of five

  • Composer

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    the Baroque period. During the period, composers made changes in musical notation, and they developed different playing techniques for their instruments. The size, range, and complexity of instrumental performance were stretched out during the Baroque period. This expansion made opera, cantata, oratorio, concerto, and sonata become musical genres. Many musical terms and ideas from the Baroque period are still used today. Also many of the artists and composers are still famous for their work today

  • A Great Composer

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    Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness—I wouldn’t know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness. Only one man could claim the title as probably the greatest composer in American history for writing so many unforgettable works: Aaron Copland. He lived a life inspired by many things as well as inspiring people all across the nation, and it really led to the opposite of being drawn into himself, as he described in the quote above. He was born

  • Jazz Composer: Jazz Composer: Billy Strayhorn

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    Jonathan Teng Aaron Garner Music 8 5/5/2014 Jazz Composer: Billy Strayhorn Today, many know the potential sensation of rapid music pulse like feel known as Jazz. There are composers that had and to this day, enjoy the hard efforts that have been put into their compositions. One of those composer who had contributed to the Jazz genre entertainment and made the well-known "Duke" Ellington Orchestra famous. His name is Billy Strayhorn who had a most likely fantastic time from birth to death despising

  • Composer report

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    Tomas Matthew Delonge, JR or as fans know him better Tom Delonge is a very influential composer. He was born December 13, 1975. His parents were Connie and Tomas SR. He has an older brother named Shon, and a younger sister named Kari. He grew up in Poway California. Originally he wanted to be a firefighter and even went through the San Diego Cadet program. His parents divorced when he was 18 which was the influence for some of the songs he wrote. On May 26, 2001 Tom married his girlfriend of 6

  • The Music of Charles Ives

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    whether or not they lived to see it. The First New England School (starting late 1700s) was developed by composers who had little to no formal training in the European tradition. They easily developed ... ... middle of paper ... ...ernstein and Charles Ives. The quest to find an American classical idiom was (and still is) a long process that is constantly being evaluated by new composers and compositions. As we become an older country with growing traditions, our music is sure to reflect its

  • Russian Opera

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    younger contemporary, Alexander DARGOMYZHSKY, is best known for his influence on subsequent nationalist composers through his posthumously produced opera The Stone Guest (1872), a radical attempt to promote musical realism by abandoning the forms and conventions of traditional opera in favor of continuous recitative. The FIVE, or the Mighty Five, is the label given to a group of Russian composers that formed during the 1860s. Supported by the influential critic Vladimir Stasov (1824-1906), the Five

  • Music of the Romantic Period

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    Ludwig van Beethoven, the famous German born composer and pianist, composed the Romance in F major in 1798. It was likely first performed in that year, but was not published until 1805 in Vienna. It was originally written for violin and orchestra but the edition being performed today was transcribed and edited for saxophone and piano by Peter Saiano. During this period of his life, Beethoven was still known as perhaps the greatest pianist in existence and he was busy touring Europe as a performer