Music 2040 exam 3 notes

Music 2040 exam 3 notes - 1. Chester a. William Billings;...

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Unformatted text preview: 1. Chester a. William Billings; The Old Sturbridge Singers i. Billings is a friend of Samuel Adams and Paul Revere ii. Ardent patriot b. Strophic form: stanzas can be added or removed c. Lyrical melody i. Reveal s Billings for catchy tunes and clear, balanced phrases d. Clear, balanced phrases e. One of the most popular songs of the Revolution i. Other verses added at this time ii. Mentioned 5 British generals: William Howe, John Burgoyne, Henry Clinton, Richard Prescott, and Charles Cornwallis iii. And a phrase about our young men scaring their vets f. First stanza appeared in The New-England Psalm Singer g. Context: The Boston Massacre 5 citizens of Boston were killed by British troops on march 3, 1770 h. Let Tyrants shake their iron rodwe fear them not, we trust in God 2. College Hornpipe a. Rodney Miller b. Fiddle c. Binary form d. Contrasting strains e. Backbeat accents i. Accented by fiddler ii. Very difficult to do consistently, esp. in fluid passages f. Know today as The Sailors Hornpipe g. Eight bar first strain, repeated, followed by a contrasted strain, repeated h. Foot stomps on beat (barely audible) i. Enlivens performance 3. Lady Hopes Reel a. Transcribed by Giles Gibbs, Jr. (1777) b. Gibbs was a revolutionary war fifer and a music writer. c. Combines the sound and rhythm of a march with a danceable binary form. d. Classical binary form ||:A:||:B:|| with the B section twice as long as the A section e. Example of democracy in action, for socializing or dating f. American Fifes Ensemble g. Fife, martial drumming-rapid, fire drumming h. Low and high strains i. Written by a fifer, Giles Gibbs, Jr. during Rev. War. He was 17 when he wrote it; killed by British raiding party in 1980 4. Chorus of Adventures (from The Indian Princess ) a. The Federal Music Society Opera Company; Composer John Bray b. The Indian Princess was a book by J.N.Barker c. Looks back on the story of captain john smith and Pocahontas from a distance of 200 years. d. Demonstrates how colonial experience was reshaped as America gained confidence in its own national identity. e. The opera was produced on stage and published in the same year f. Song of rejoicing, English arrive to Powhatan River (VA) g. Light, gleeful quality h. Relieved, nervous laughter i. Memories of the storm (strings rep) 5. Junto Song a. Tenor-Seth McCoy; harpsichord-James Richman b. 1775- published in several newspapers anonymously c. Junto is American slang for junta, a ruling clique. The real historical junta were British generals Burgoyne, Clinton, Howe who arrived in Boston in May 1775. They are portrayed as corrupt politicians with orders to keep revenues coming.They are portrayed as corrupt politicians with orders to keep revenues coming....
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