Music?

Sorry, I know only admins are supposed to post discussions, but......it looks like the last time someone posted music was a month ago. I really enjoyed listening to the new music each Thursday. Can we bring that back please? 

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a month ago
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"Infinity War" - Alan Silvestri |Week 46|Soundtrack

Hello there!

I'm so sorry it's been a while since we've posted anything in this group. I will pick up where we left off on Week 46!

Now, I present to you the main theme from Infinity War! I don't usually enjoy the sound of super hero movie soundtracks, but this one is DIFFERENT! I love how dramatic and classical this track sounds. It reminds me of one of Tchaikovsky's elegies. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I do! It's a new favorite of mine :')

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a month ago
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"Third Symphony 'The Tragic', Mvt. 4" - James Barnes |Week 46| Modern Instrumental/Classical

Hello again! :D

Here is the fourth and final movement of James Barnes third symphony, titled "The Tragic." This sounds quite different as it was written for concert band instead of symphony orchestra. I am actually performing this on clarinet in a university band this November!  

You may be wondering why such a happy movement is included in a symphony that is noted as tragic. Well, this composition was the most emotionally draining for Barnes as he had just lost his young daughter, Natalie, in a car accident. The first two-three movements were very sad and emotional due to his breaking heart. When he reached this final movement, he had finally let go of his sadness and thought of the joy his daughter was experiencing in heaven.

I hope you enjoy! 

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a month ago
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"Piano Concerto No.2 in E-flat major" - Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart | Week 45 | Romantic

Hi All,

I almost forgot it was Thursday. Whoops...

This week I share a romantic composer who was the son of a very famous composer. And that would be Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart. The Son of Amadeus Mozart. 

Imagine what that must have been like in the shadow of such a prolific father. And to me that makes his works that much more inspiring. 

He made his debut at 13 years of age. Unlike his father at a much younger age. 

You can hear the influence his father had on him.

Today I share his 2nd piano concerto. I found this to be very delightful. 

Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2cYswOiLmA

Hope you all enjoy. :) 

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3 months ago
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"Nocturne No. 2" - John Field |Week 43| Romantic

Hi All, 

This week I focus on romantic composer John Field. 

Field is best known as the inventor of the nocturne. 

Who was an Irish pianist, composer, and teacher. And studied under  Clementi. 

Field was very highly regarded by his contemporaries and his playing and compositions influenced many major composers, including Frédéric Chopin, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, and Franz Liszt. 

Today I share his Nocturne no. 2. 

Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrnSxYyG2ZE

If you would like to listen to all his nocturnes to see what Chopin admired enough to make the genre famous. 

here is a link to all 18 of his: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPFv7FyuSlI

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4 months ago
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"Bang Dem"- Hopex |Week 41 or 42|Trap and EDM|

This week, Im focusing on Hopex. 
He is kind of unknown, but that will change. He has some killer drops and beats in all of his songs. Im looking at the weekly trap nation playlist, and I see him. I look at all of his songs and find some that I like. 

Im mainly focusing on Bang Dem, but Roadrunner, and Oxygen (With BISZ3R) are good as well.

https://soundcloud.com/trapwolves/hopex-bang-dem

I will be doing soundcloud instead of youtube. 
See ya next week. 
NOTE: THAT REALLY ANNOYING GUY IS BANNED!!!!!!

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4 months ago
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"Flute concerto in D major" - Niccolò Piccinni|Week 42|Classical

Today I focus on his flute concerto in D major: 
Hi all, 

Today I focus on Classical composer Niccolò Piccinni.

Who oddly enough was famous in his day for opera and his last name reminded me of Puccini. I had to do a double take because I was confused at first. 

He had an opera that was such a success that fashions of dress, shops, and houses were all named after It!!!

I beat hardly anyone can say that about them. XD

Today I focuse on his flute concerto in D major: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_3b9wWqecA

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4 months ago
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"in the hall of king mountain" - Edvard Grieg|Week 41|Romantic

Hi all,

This week I focus on romantic composer Edvard Grieg.

A Norwegian composer. 

One of the more interesting fact to me is "In 1868, Franz Liszt, who had not yet met Grieg, wrote a testimonial for him to the Norwegian Ministry of Education, which led to Grieg's obtaining a travel grant. The two men met in Rome in 1870." 

You'll find his most well known work to be Peer Gynt. 

I'll be focusing on the work "in the hall of king mountain". 

link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLp_Hh6DKWc

Hope you all enjoy :) 

I know I'm usually on time with posts on Thursday and what not in the the group. And sorry for two posts and posting on a Wednesday. But, I am going to be gone for the next two weeks!!! 

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4 months ago
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"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 months 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 months 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 months 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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5 months ago
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