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  • Analysis Of Bach 's Orgel Buchlein

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    controlled and systematic.” This may be seen particularly in Bach’s Orgel-Buchlein, more commonly known as “The Little Organ Book,” which contains 46 chorale preludes for organ which has been argued to be “a key to understanding his music as a whole.” Each of these chorales within the ‘Orgel-Buchlein’ takes an original Lutheran chorale and develops it by adding a motivic development. Further, throughout Bach’s Orgel-Buchlein, he explores diverse range of expressive techniques, techniques

  • Bach And Baroque Ideas : Johann Sebastian Bach

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    what he was writing for? And how were these techniques used in his music? In this paper, I will discover what Baroque era techniques Bach used in some of his music, what kind of compositional models Bach used, and how Bach’s Great Eighteen organ chorales were received. An example of one of these techniques is the parody technique. The parody technique is when a composer takes an existing piece of music and creates a new piece based off of the original piece (Mann, Alfred, Bach’s parody techniques

  • Cesar Franck Writing Style

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    Prelude, Chorale and Fugue, was composed in 1884. His exploration in the complete piano resources clearly shown in this grand work, as presented in Prelude—lyrical, Choral—chordal, and Fugue—contrapuntal. The essence of this piece lies in the theme which is “Cross motive” referring to the birth, death, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. And presenting the goodness overcoming the evil, in the dark key and solemn, painful character of prelude, jointed the two by the serenity of chorale and ended

  • Difference Between Oratorio, Cantata and Opera

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    Oratorio and cantata were two genres that re-emerged in the first half of the eighteenth century. They were already important musical alternatives to opera by the mid-seventeenth century, but differed in nearly every respect from the genres of the same names found in the early eighteenth century. As genres late in the period, they both bespoke the traditions from which they originally sprang and permitted new recombination of the musical elements of these same traditions. The oratorio and cantata

  • Johann Sebastien Bach : A Passion Or Oratorio

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    the parts of Pilate, Peter, worker, and house keeper), four-section chorale, and an ensemble of two woodwinds, two oboes (multiplying oboes d 'amore and oboes da caccia), two solo violas d 'amore, viola da gamba, lute, strings, and organ. The Highlights of the piece are its opening ensemble "Herr, unser Herrscher ..." ("Lord, our lord, ...") There is a symphonic inflection of 36 bars before the touchy passageway of the chorale. Each of these bars is a solitary worry of lower tones, debilitating

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

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    its full potential in Germany. The cantata was a relatively new form that combined biblical text and contemporary poetry. Composers set the text to the chorale melodies of early Lutheran tunes. The chorale melody might be sung by the soprano voice in a hymn-like section of the cantata, also called the chorale. In other movements, the chorale tune might appear as a sort of cantus firmus, a melodic fragment woven into the tapestry of multiple polyphonic lines. These movements would take the form

  • Examples Of Harmonizing A Harmonic Melody

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    personal taste. Nevertheless, although you have some leeway in the selection of chords, a certain standard of musical communication, known as style, prevents you from exercising complete freedom. Harmonizing a Chorale Phrase The following general principles will guide our choice of chords for a Chorale harmonizations as much like those of Bach as possible: 1. You must use half (I–V, IV–V, or ii–V) or authentic (V–I) cadences for the final two notes of each phrase. 2. You should use circle progressions throughout

  • Fall Choir Concert Analysis

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    Seville by Gioachino Rossini. The clip reminded me of many Looney Tunes favorites from my childhood and I laughed just as gleefully as I did back then. Before I knew it, my expectations for the concert had been set, and boy, did the University Chorus, Chorale, and Montanans have a hard act to follow! Prior to tonight, I had never been inside Reynolds Recital Hall let alone Howard Hall. On the night of the concert, it was packed if not sold-out. The stage was bathed in blue—in the background the harsh gels

  • The Reformation : The Beliefs Of The Protestant Reformation

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    The Protestant Reformation was a time of separation and awareness. It marked a shift in ideas, art, and beliefs mostly in Germany. The Protestant Reformation began in the 16th century after the people of Europe grown distrustful of the Roman catholic church. The morality of the church had died out with time. The papacy had made it clear that it had control over all estates and all people. This included kings and those who were wealthy. People could buy services from a priest, which included the clergy

  • Johann Pachelbel 's Influence On The Baroque Era

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    for Pachelbel to eventually settle back to his hometown of Nuremburg where he remained for the rest of his life. However, it is important to note that while Pachelbel was residing in Erfurt, research indicates that, “he wrote approximately 70 organ chorale preludes, in which core techniques and structural patterns of the time are exploited “ . Erfurt was where Pachelbel came into his own as an accomplished Baroque composer and organist while writing a significant amount of his repertoire. Music during