Midterm 2 Study Guide - Music 2F03 Midterm#2 Textbook...

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Music 2F03 Midterm #2- Textbook Readings (Chapters 11-20)Chapter 11: The Adventures of Robin HoodMusic composed by Erich Korngold o Underscored almost 3/4 of the filmoSwashbuckling fight scenes: music was a full symphonic orchestration, emphasizing brass and percussion; loud dynamics; passages of quick notes; irregular and hard accents; occasional motivic referencesCreates a hectic character, suggesting the chaos of battle o Use of leitmotifs is more complicated; the association of themes with individuals is looser, and motivic relationships between themes often suggest underlying connections between charactersoMuch of the melodic material in score is from the Robin Hood theme o Love theme of Robin and Marion strong resemblance to the Robin Hood themeEpisodic story based on the lives of two medieval figures, Richard the Lion-Hearted and Robin Hood o King Richard went off to lead a crusade and Prince John took over and was abusive and was later forced by English barons to sign the Magna Carta (TRUE STORY)oRobin Hood probably was real but probably didn’t give to the poor and took place over acentury after the death of King RichardThe first Warner Bros film to use three-strip TechnicolourMusicals3 types of musical films in the late 1920s: revues, operettas and musical comedies o Revues went out of fashion o Operettas were too elaborate o So filmmakers embraced the simplicity of musicalsChapter 12: Hollywood's Greatest Year, 1939Classical score became synonymous with the phrase "the Hollywood Sound"Adapted ScoresoBorrowing of music for film scores began in the silent eraoMr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)Directed by Frank CapraMusic by Dimitri TiomkinAdded little underscoringScrewball comedy: lunatic characters who create chaos and mayhem in sane society; usually only employs music for the credits, source music, montages, and maybe a couple musical jokesPopulist films: heroes are ordinary people pitted against the rich, politicians, or both; music is kept simple and minimizedTiomkin's underscoring contains little original music and based on wellknown patriotic/American folk melodies o Stagecoach (1939)Music by Richard HagemanProvided an energetic sound based on American folk and cowboy tunes**the combination of music and beautiful landscapes will become an essential part of westerns**
Original Scores o Wuthering Heights (1939)Music by Alfred NewmanBased on mid-19th century novel by Emily BronteTitle comes from the name of the manor house located high on the English moors"wuthering" is a local word for the fierce winds that blow during storms in that regionStoryline and weather continually focus on the stormy aspect of the relationship between Heathcliff and CathyThe music (mostly string instruments) is a constant reminder of the warmth and endurance of their loveCathy's death is barely noted in the music; the love theme overwhelms all other

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