Ensemble Essays

  • New York New Music Ensemble

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    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. By age fifteen

  • Mariachi Music

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    instruments used in these theatrical productions included violins, guitars, and harps. It was to this time, and to these instruments, that the origins of the modern mariachi can be traced (Mexico, The Melting of Two Cultures, 1991). The modern mariachi ensemble originated in the Mexican state of Jalisco where traveling groups of musicians would play for hire in haciendas. During the Mexican Revolution which began in 1910, they were unable to perform in the haciendas as they had in the past and were forced

  • The Impact of Birth Order on Personality

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    then pour all their energies into making sure this is true. The child then decides that this is what life is like. The oldest child believes that their hair has to always be perfect with a hair bow that is the exact shade of their carefully chosen ensemble. Their schoolwork reflects th...

  • Tupac

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    Amaru means “shining serpent” and Shakur is Arabic for “thankful to God.” For most of his childhood his crack addicted mother shuffled Tupac between the ghettos of Harlem and the Bronx. Young Tupac began his performance career with the 127th Street Ensemble and then enrolled Baltimore School for the Arts where he was educated in ballet and acting. Tupac was forced to drop out of the school because he had to move to California with his mother, where his criminal career began. He left his house at the

  • Serious Trauma

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    These skills that I thought were so useless were put to the test on a chilly Tuesday night in March. The evening started out normal enough, tennis practice and little bit of sparring in Tang So Doo class. That night the instrumental solo and ensemble contest was being held at HHS. Even though I am not a member of the band, I was asked to help out. I was involved in a saxophone quartet with Nolan Cmerek, Mandy Bever and Haley Benson. The four of us warmed up together and patiently waited for our

  • A tree grows in brooklyn

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    young Francie Nolan. She is an imaginative, endearing 11-year-old girl growing up in 1912, in Brooklyn, New York. The entire story revolves around Francie and the Nolan family, including her brother Neelie, her mother Katie and her father Johnny. An ensemble of high relief characters aids and abets them in their journey through this story of sometimes bleak survival and everlasting hope. As we find out, the struggle for survival is primarily focused against the antagonist of this story, the hard-grinding

  • I never finished anything

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    I performed at a Solo and Ensemble competition. It started to bore me. Then I quit. Do I regret it? Yes, but I can’t go back. It’s just another useless skill I have. In 6th grade, I wanted to be an actress. I studied drama for 3 years in middle school. Many nights I stayed up practicing and racking my brain to the point of a headache trying to memorize line after line. I was in a couple of plays, and even scored a superior in a Junior Thespian Competition for Ensemble acting. I still have the pin

  • Assault on Precinct 13

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    thrill of this dark action flick is rightly focused on the characters, eerie setting, and tons of stripped down action and gunplay that truly brings this old school throw-down to life. The driving force of the film lies within the chemistry of the ensemble cast. In “Precinct 13” there is a fine line between the good-guys and the bad-guys, as the cops and criminals have to team up against more cops who are in fact, the bad-guys. Ethan Hawke plays Jake Roenick, a young sergeant battling the demons of

  • Argumentative Essay: Women Should Not Be Allowed To Go Topless In Public

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    Argumentative Essay: Should Women Be Allowed To Go Topless in Public In the summer of 1996 Gwen Jacobs enjoyed a topless summer stroll during which she was seen by a local O.P.P officer, was apprehended and subsequently charged with indecent exposure. Gwen Jacobs pleaded not guilty in court and won the right to go topless in Ontario. This incident brought up an excellent question: should women be allowed to go topless on public beaches and in other public areas? The answer is strictly no

  • Public Nudity Should Not be Allowed

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    them the first time we meet.  We all are aware of the sayings "Preppy","Jockish","Skater","Sluty" etc.  This final saying, “Sluty” is interpreted by 90 percent of North Americans as a tight skirt and tight tank top which happens to be the usual ensemble of a prostitute.  This first impression of a girl in nothing but a skirt and a bare chest will no doubt elevate to the new version of a “Slut” and a girl that wants it. My second point is, what kind of questions will a mother be asked by her

  • Pierre Auguste Renoir

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    composition, line and color, texture, space and volume and use of light.                                                             The painting as a triangular composition, containing all four figures, they are in turn drawn together within a harmonious ensemble. The painting itself depicts an older peasant woman selling fruit to what seems to be a middle class woman and her children. The painting is set deep in the forest, where the mother and her children are enjoying a pleasant spring afternoon. The blurred

  • Television and Media Essay - African Americans and TV Shows

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    helps out with the viewers, the show is getting more and more popular, and will hopefully cause a change in the way networks associate black television with failure. Even though there is at least one African American in almost every drama ensemble, you don't see any dramas with a full cast of African Americans (Hall 12). It is assumed that if one were to be put on the air, it wouldn't do well because it is something that hasn't been done before. African Americans are automatically associated

  • How The Beatles Changed Rock Music

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    this style of Rock ‘n' Roll. He commanded a large group of faithful fans. Elvis was the only singer who was able to rival the Beatles. Even so, the Beatles admired his music and were greatly influenced by him. The Beatles were pace setters. Their ensemble were supplemented with solo guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar, drums, sitar, and violins. They took advantage of the creative possibilities afforded by the multiple track tape recording. They made rock music into music that were produceable in studios

  • Analysis Of Its A Wonderful Life

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    through glossy studio production. I really enjoyed this movie. It has very quickly become one of my favorite movies of all times. The characters were very good. I thought this movie to be beautifully told and acted, with Reed, Barrymore, and other ensemble members perfectly cast. The actors were very convincing. George Bailey was an ordinary guy. An example of this was went he was at the train station waiting for his brother, Harry. He said, "Do you know what the three most exciting sounds in the world

  • Baroque Mexican Music Concert Report

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    were 5 main pieces played, each one having its own unique style and function. The recital was held at University of South Carolina School of Music recital hall room 201 on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 6:00pm. The group that sang was the graduate vocal ensemble and was conducted by Daniel S. Clark. The group of singers did an excellent job capturing the music and it was very hard to notice any major mistakes. The concert in a whole was a very soothing to me because when I went there I was very hyper and

  • Juan Gris

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    Gris's greatest achievements. The portrait of Josette is based on his studies after Corot and Cezanne. To perfection he seemed to create a stunning mixture of the foreground and the background. This beauty is accomplished through color patterns that ensemble different spatial planes. The blacks which are used around the bosom, butox and leg are used to enhance this women's shapely figure. The transparency does not result in an illusion of depth instead it acts as something to join the planes together

  • Jean-Baptiste Lully

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    the attention of King Louis XIV and initially served him as "composer of instrumental music” (Straughan (a)) He soon took over compositions of entire ballets. (Straughan (a)) “Some time before 1656, he also took over responsibility for the string ensemble called the Petits violons, which he transformed into a group widely renowned for their discipline and artistic excellence.” (Straughan (a)) A clever diplomatist and thorough courtier, he completely won the royal favour, and in March, 1672, he succeeded

  • Salvador Dali, the Painter

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    school in Figuras starting at the age of nine, Dali became a class daydreamer. He also dressed differently from the others, preferring to wear a dark blue jacket which buttoned at the neck, a loose bow tie, and baggy trousers. Dali complemented this ensemble by maintaining long hair and sideburns, and by carrying about a cane. Salvador Dali began his painting career at the age of eight. His parents allowed him to continue his artistic interests because of the influence of the Pichot family, a family

  • Clue and the Crisis of the American White Male

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    this appeal is what propelled the idea for the 1985 release of the film Clue, based on the Parker Brothers board game. Furthermore, in keeping with the game's theme, the film appeared in theaters across the country with different endings. With an ensemble cast of talented but little known actors—Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Lesley Ann Warren, Martin Mull, Madeline Kahn, Eileen Brennan and Michael McKean—Clue seemed like a film destined to slip into obscurity. After all, it was a comedy, clever but

  • Overwhelmed by Marigolds

    2180 Words  | 5 Pages

    ravishing[ADM7] and worthwhile, taking her anger and confusion out on something that seemed so perfect.  I felt like the marigolds because far too often I have been in a similar situation.  For example, I play the saxophone well, making it into Wind Ensemble (the highest[ADM8] band) as a freshman.  Many call me "perfect,"[ADM9] and because I can play better than they can, they hate me.  They treat me rudely,[ADM10] and they don't even know me except for my ability to play an instrument.  I feel dejected