Classical music - The Water is Wide it is a good song and the Consort did a truly beautiful job Finally the performance naturally featured some

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Robert England HON 180 – Performance 5 Saturday, November 19, 2005 This Saturday’s joint performance by the Athena Consort and the Black Bear Men’s Chorus was amazing, to say the least. The concert was a combination of a number of soothing genres from traditional and classical to modern and unique. There were memorable songs ranging from the Broadway classic Try to Remember to the folk song Shenandoah . The most amusing part of the performance was a medley called Lambscapes, featuring the children’s song “Mary Had a Little Lamb” sang in a number of classical European styles. Although the Jewish songs Shalom Rav and Maoz Tzur were difficult to understand with English ears, their tunes had a peaceful, somewhat heavenly tone, and were still enjoyable to listen to. Of the music in the performance, my favorite was the Athena Consort’s rendition of the love song
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Unformatted text preview: The Water is Wide ; it is a good song, and the Consort did a truly beautiful job. Finally, the performance naturally featured some classic UMaine songs, with the timeless classic The Maine Stein Song ending the Men’s Chorus’ portion of the event. I do not attend classical performances often, and I had forgotten how beautiful chorus music sounds. This performance reminded me well. After a relatively busy half-week, my body welcomed the period of rest that the performance brought. It was a good feeling to relax and listen, and the music brought a sense of peace that I had not felt in quite some time. In retrospect, I think that this was one of the best ways I could have spent a Saturday evening, and I will try to fit in more events such as this in the future. Even though the performance was mandatory, I am very glad that I attended....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course HON 180 taught by Professor Hatlen during the Fall '05 term at University of Maine Orono .

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