"Flying with Chewie" - John Powell |Week 40| Soundtrack

Hello!

Here is my new all-time favorite track. It is from Solo: A Star Wars Story. I absolutely love how John Powell put his own style into the soundtrack. It definitely comes out in this particular track! He also did such and amazing job writing in the style of John Williams as well. 

What do you all think of this track? Also, what did you think of the movie if you've seen it yet? I thought it was one of the best Star Wars movies out there!! It doesn't beat The Last Jedi, though... :D   

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4 days ago
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"Noisy Wheels of Joy" - Eric Whitacre |Week 40|Modern Instrumental/Classical

I decided to post something a little different for modern instrumental today! This is a very fun piece that I got to perform in concert band last winter. I wish I had a video recording of us playing it because at 1:41, the whole clarinet section moved the bells of their instruments right and left for every staccato note. The first chair started it and didn't realize that everyone was copying him until concert day xD  

What do you think of it? Have you ever performed this in band?



By the way, I bet you had a hard time believing that this was written by Eric Whitacre! :D

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4 days ago
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"František Brixi" - Organ Concerto in D major|Week 40|Classical

Hi all, 

Today I focus on Classical composer František Brixi.

He wrote some 290 church works (of the most varied type) He also composed secular music such as oratorios and incidental music, concertos and symphonies. His organ concertos, which have been recorded several times each, are his best-known pieces today.

His music helped Mozart's to be accepted in Prague while it was shunned in other places of the world. 

Today I share his Organ Concerto in D major. 

Hope you all enjoy :) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIfMHW2hSJg

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4 days ago
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"Flower Duet" - Léo Delibes|Week 39|Romantic

Hi all, 

Today I focus on romantic composer Léo Delibes. 

Who specialized in opera, ballet, and stage works. 

There isn't too much information on wiki about Delibes besides his parents were dad a mailman, and mom a amateur musician, and grandpa was an opera singer. 

And more importantly he inspired composers. The composers most notable were Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Drigo and Tchaikovsky.

Today I share one of his most famous work, and one of the most beautiful works I've heard in my life. Flower duet. 

work  link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf42IP__ipw

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11 days ago
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"Justice" - Patrick Doyle |Week 39| Soundtrack

Hello!

Here is a soundtrack that has been stuck in my head for two days ever since I watched Murder On The Orient Express for the first time ever! If you haven't seen that movie I HIGHLY recommend it...it was so well made and all of the actors were very believable. Also, the music matched up with the movie perfectly, adding so much emotion.

This is the music behind the scene where the 12 characters on the train get justice on the murderer. It is very sad and the music portrays all of the emotions inside each of the characters.



If you need some cheering up after hearing this, here's my favorite track from the soundtrack. It is happy and mischievous! =D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uIkmORhwZs

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11 days ago
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"Requiem in C minor" - Luigi Cherubini|Week 38| Classical

Hi all, 

Today I focus on Classical composer Luigi Cherubini.

Known best for his sacred works, and operas. He was born Italian but spent most his life in France. 

He had a few notable friends including Szymanowska, Rossini, Chopin and, above all, the artist Ingres. Apperently Berlioz didn't like him. 

There's not much to say about him. I'll let the Requiem I'm going to share show his music. It's voicing for SATB is amazing. 

Link: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPWuEjbXM88

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18 days ago
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"The Launch" - Trevor Rabin |Week 38| Soundtrack

Hello!

Sorry I forgot to post last week! Life has been busy for me with SAT study, parties, and a lot of other stuff.

Now, here is a cool and epic score from the movie Armageddon! I love the use of Celtic instruments in the beginning, then the addition of rock/pop drums and chord progressions, and also the electronic instruments mixed with acoustic. What do you all think? Also, if you've seen the movie, what do you think of that as well? 


 

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18 days ago
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"violin concerto no. 1" - Niccolo Paganini|Week 37| Romantic

Hi All, 

This week I focus on romantic composer Niccolo Paganini. 

No, he didn't sell his soul. The belief has lead to a film called the devils Violinist. He just had a medical condition in his hands allowing him to do some amazing techniques. 

Which helped to make his compositions for violin seem wild. More so in his time. 

his "La Campanella" and   A minor Caprice (No. 24)  have interested many composers after. 

Though I become more interested in his 1st and 2nd violin concertos. 

I will be sharing his violin concerto no. 1

The third movement has always been a favorite of his. 

Link: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MenIhT7umeM

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25 days ago
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"Horn concerto in E flat" - Antonio Rosetti|Week 36| Classical

Hi All, 

This week I focus on classical composer Antonio Rosetti. 


And I'm going to be focusing on his E flat horn concerto but the horn concerto compositions of his are believed to be the inspiration for Mozart's and you can clearly hear it. 

I've listened to Mozart's 4 horn concertos several times. So there is no escaping this fact!!! 

I had to stop myself for a second and think, wait, did Mozart come before or after? Then I realized that this concerto was completed 1779. Mozart's would come years later. 

Wiki said "He is perhaps best known today for his horn concertos, which Mozart scholar H. C. Robbins Landon suggests (in The Mozart Companion) may have been a model for Mozart's four horn concerti. Rosetti is also known for writing the Requiem (1776) which was played at a memorial for Mozart in December 1791." 

Oddly enough he died in June 1792 only half a year after Mozart. 

Anyways hope you all enjoy this lovely concerto!!! :) 

Link: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEamIDKXTAw

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a month ago
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"Main Title from Apollo 13" - James Horner |Week 36| Soundtrack

Hello!

You probably thought I was a big fan of only Disney Pixar movies, but....here is the main title from one of my all time favorite movies, Apollo 13! The youth orchestra I play in performed a medley from this last year and it was so beautiful. James Horner's music is naturally beautiful to listen to and perform. It's so sad that James Horner passed away a few years ago, but his music will always be enjoyed :')

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a month ago
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"Symphony no. 9 " From the new world"" - Antonín Dvorák |Week 35| Romantic

What I found most intresting about this composer is that he started violin at 6 but " The first public performances of his works were in Prague in 1872 and, with special success, in 1873, when he was aged 31" That's quite shocking. 

Hi All, 

This week I focus on romantic composer Antonín Dvorák. 

And of course I will be focusing on his From the new world symphony.

What I found most interesting about this composer is that he started violin at 6 but " The first public performances of his works were in Prague in 1872 and, with special success, in 1873, when he was aged 31" That's quite shocking. 

A lot of composer before hand had their works played at young ages. 

I think the works I like most of his come from when he did come to America.  

I hope you all enjoy the symphony. And don't forget to make it to the beginning of Movement 4 (and think of Jaws the movie when you do) 

link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuqyfEyNXQo

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a month ago
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Adrisaurus Special!!! | Week 35 | VGM

Hey, all!  Sorry for my absence!  I have been doing school pretty much nonstop.  Haven't even gotten to see Infiniity War yet, (I'll fix that tonight!) and I've been behind on my music posts.
Today I make up for that!  I have always thought it would be cool for my favorite nintendo songs to have lyrics.  Well, apparently so did Adrisaurus!  These links are to her music, which she sings lyrics to.  Hope you enjoy!
Zelda - Song of Healing:
https://youtu.be/mPq9K7M0-XE
Zelda - Aryll's Theme:
https://youtu.be/8YySpUazdME
Mario - Mario Kart Love Song:
https://youtu.be/Eimhrnj8S48
Mario - Turn It Up (Electrodome):
https://youtu.be/_UubN1kpnrE

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a month ago
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"Norway" - Kerani |Week 34| Modern Instrumental/Classical

Hello there!

So sorry I'm late! I was out of town without wifi and cell service...😱...I did manage to get on MuseScore for 2 minutes at a time but wasn't very productive. 

Here is a beautiful instrumental and electronic piece by Kerani, a Dutch composer of documentaries, trailers, and peaceful music albums. I hope you enjoy this piece describing Norway!

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS-9VouKfyU

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a month ago
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"Concerto for Flute and Oboe in C major" - Antonio Salieri |Week 34| Classical

This week I focus on classical composer  Antonio Salieri. 

Composer of many works. Who taught music lessons for free. 

Oh, and he did not Kill Mozart. Though the legend is told. 

I'm confused as to why there is a video on YouTube that proclaims this concerto to be by Domenico Cimarosa.

But I knew I had heard it before (the 2nd mvt more so) so I caught my mistake thus I am editing this. 

Link: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shkp1iSzZW0

Hope you all enjoy.

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a month ago
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"Requiem" - Giuseppe Verdi |Week 33| Romantic

Hi All, 

This week I focus on romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi.

A famous romantic opera composer, known for things like La donna e mobile, Vedi! Le fosche notturne spoglie, and Libiamo ne' lieti calici.

But today I will focus on another genre of his rather than opera. I'll be sharing his Requiem. 

One of the best requiems ever composed. With a very very powerful Dies irae. 

Link to the performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PdcmFvZvuI&t=73s

hope you all enjoy :) 

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a month ago
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"Glory Overture" - Michael W. Smith |Week 33| Modern Instrumental/Classical

Hello!

I am now going to be posting modern instrumental music as well as film soundtracks so here goes:

This is a beautiful orchestral piece written by the amazing, Christian composer and performer Michael W. Smith. Not only does he write praise and worship music, but cinematic orchestral music as well! I would definitely recommend listening through his 'Glory' instrumental album. It is great for listening to while studying.

YouTube:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGN0jQhyyik

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a month ago
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