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Frank Ticheli is a famous american composer. He is known for his moving pieces also but they are quite different from Samuel R. Hazo. When Frank Ticheli composes his music he makes the piece around a certain story. These stories are mostly depressing but in the end of the stories it always seems like whoever is hurt has found peace. Rest is a piece about a father who has lost his two daughters recently in an accident. The soul purpose of the song is that the father has peace with god and he hopes his daughters are at eternal rest. This song has moved so many people and it pertains to my theme because when I played it at a concert I could see the emotions fill the air.
Samuel R. Hazo is an American-born music composer. He has written various songs that have touched my heart over the years. My two favorite pieces that he has composed are Perthshire Majesty and Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song. Perthshire Majesty is my favorite piece to this date because the song is so moving. The way the piece is composed is very specific in terms of dynamics. Perthshire Majesty is the most moving song I know because of the way the composer wrote it and when I played it for the first time in front of an audience I could see the emotion of triumph on peoples faces. This pertains to my theme because of the way the music reached people from a personal standpoint.
Your lie in April is an anime series that talks about a young boy who quits piano because his mom recently died. He does not touch the piano in 2 years, but then he meets a violinist. The violinist persuades the young pianist to give the piano another shot. One day when they are playing together, the piano player realizes that as they are playing they are painting a picture in the audiences mind. The picture is of a young girl in spring lying down in a class room when school is almost over. The emotion that is shown and felt when the piano player is playing is love. I am currently watching this show and I love it. It shows how motivated some people can be when playing their music. The question is asked how do you want to play this piece and who do you want to play it for? I am mostly going to play my music for the audience, but it may be different for a special occasion. Instead of going and painting a picture, why don't I paint a picture with music?
Antigone is Greek play written by Sophocles. In Greek theater there was the chorus and the choragus. The chours and the choragus both narrate the play in the works of song, dance, or recitation. The range of people that were in the chorus was about 12-50 people. Some people played flute and others sung. They did this instead of acting the play out. They were showing their emotions through song and explaining what is happening in the play through music. This applies to my theme because it shows how people can explain whats going on through song and music.
Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star and comedian. He was considered one of the most famous jazz performers of all time. Louis Armstrong is an inspiration for all young musicians everywhere and his songs have spoke in ways that he couldn't express if even if he had said them in words. I love the emotions on his faces when he plays because I can really see what he is feeling. One of his most important contributions was to present a rhythmic approach in improvising, which is known as the jazz swing feeling, the 4/4 swing tempo that is now the standard characteristic of jazz. He is a theme for me because I want to make it so that when I play my music speaks louder than my words.
In the book, The Circle, Mae takes a grand tour when she first gets accepted to work at the circle. Their are very nice sights and different events going on. There are people at the circle who play music for free and there are also concerts. It is amazing that someone would got to a random place and just play their music. It really shows who they are as a person. During the winter time, I go and play tuba with my friends to gain money for a certain charity. When I read this I automatically thought of how this musical action can show really who someone is.
Logic is an American rapper hailing from Gaithersburg, Maryland. Logic is my favorite rapper because when he raps he speaks the truth about our society and country. He recently came out with an album called Everybody. Everybody is an album that talks about the conflicts in this world whether it is internal or external problems. One of these conflicts was depression and suicide, and logic produced an excellent song on this certain topic. 1-800-273-8255 is the national suicide prevention hotline and the name of the song that Logic made. When he was making this song he thought about all the people who told him that his music saved their lives and decided to make the song. Logic is important to me because some of his best song got me through hard times and he was the one who inspired me to be a composer.
My brother's name is Kai Casey and he is a senior at Tucker High school. He is going to be attending Berklee College of Music this fall and he is very electrified to be going. At the age of 14 my brother found out that he had Asperger's. His Asperger's is very mild and if you met him you definitely wouldn't be able to tell. But he still has the troubles that every kid with Asperger's has. He is very social but can sometimes be socially awkward. So when he wants to show someone an emotion that he is feeling, he plays. He plays, and plays, hour after hour until someone understands what he feels. This is very important to me because my brother is a part of me. In 6th grade I joined band and I wouldn't have if it weren't for my brother.