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    Hurrian Hymn No. 6

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    Listening Log 1 – Hurrian Hymn No.6 (Michael Levy) The history of Hurrian Hymns can be dated back to around 1400 BC, when the ancient Hurrians, who were the heir of the Sumerians, excavated them on clay tablets as the oldest surviving substantially completed work of notated music in the world. For solo lyre, which is the only instrument used in this specific piece, was a very popular and frequently used instrument at that time. The performer of this piece added a lot of elaborations and

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    This is directly contradicted to polyphony, in which each voice may move individually. Homophony is not to be confused with monophony, in which all the voices and accompanying instruments are performing exactly the same notes, in homophony there is a distinct melody with accompanying harmony, but all move in the same rhythmic pattern. In historical context, homophony appeared as

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    outlook on the medieval world. The prime example comes through Gregorian chant. Gregorian chant are notes strung together that are performed in unison and are usually the same length. Monks or religious orders of men are meant to perform this monophony texture. Monophony texture is a simple notation is to be sung without the accompaniment of harmony. Polyphony texture, which is the accompani...

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    Music, Childood, and Growth

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    As children, we are exposed to many new and intriguing elements. One of those new items of exploration is the element of music. When children are brought home from the hospital and are crying without end, mothers and fathers sing to them in order to calm them down. Before putting them down to sleep, a lullaby is a common practice of parents. Songs are also very evident in children’s television shows, movies, and even books that have buttons that make music while reading the book. At a young age music

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    Intro-Disc two, track six from the book Thinking Musically by bonnie Wade, is the song West End Blues by Louis Armstrong. This song changed his life. It’s a jazz piece from the late 1920s. To better understand jazz, one must understand the blues. This track will be examined by using the elements of music. Back in 1928, a jazz song was recorded in Chicago. The song, West End Blues, was played by Louis Armstrong and his friends, the Hot Five. The song was written by Joe “King” Oliver, the mentor

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    The two piece of music I have compared are “The Rite of Spring, Part One” by Igor Stravinsky, composed in 1913, from the twentieth century and “Hello” by Adele, composed in 2015, from the album “25”. The two songs contrast, largely in terms of musical elements. “The Rite of Spring, Part One” belongs to the genre: Ballet whereas “Hello” can be classified as soul music. They differ in almost every aspect. Not only the elements of the music but things such as purpose of the song, instruments used, audience

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    Gregorian Chant

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    The simple techniques used in Gregorian Chant make me realize that music does not have to be over-embellished to be fascinating. The almost spooky monophonic style of music redefines what we perceive to be a unique sound. This music is characterized by a group of usually male voices all singing the same melody at the same time and is also known as the most important development in music during the medieval times. This type of music was presumed to be first written in approximately 500 A.D. While

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    The isorhythmic motet is a compositional style that emerged from the movement Ars Nova in the fourteenth century. It is defined based on the use of a talea, a repeated rhythmic pattern, to the main melody of a motet that is the color or the melodic pattern. Philippe de Vitry and Guillaume Machaut are the two most representative composers of this music style. Both composers wrote sacred and secular music in a variety of styles. For the purpose of analysis, the pieces Cum statua/Hugo, Hugo/Magister

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    The History of Music

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    The History of Music The text of The Erlking (1815), by Schubert, is a Germanic legend and is about the king of the elves. He is an evil and magical figure, who with his touch (whether you touch him or he touches you) can kill. In the text a father and his son are riding home at night and the son keeps screaming that he sees the Erlking and he was going to hurt him. The father doesn't know what to do b/c he's not sure if the son is really seeing the Erlking or if he is hallucinating from

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    Ludwig van Beethoven was a deaf German composer and the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. He was born in the city of Bonn in the Electorate of Cologne, a principality of the Holy Roman Empire around December 16, 1770 and studied with Joseph Haydn in Vienna in his early 20s. He was forced into being a child prodigy by his father who would flogged him or lock him in the cellar in order to get better results out of his son on the violin and

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