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Listening: Sarah Harmer: "Shine on Harvest Moon" (Audio Transcript) Sarah Harmer: “Shine on Harvest Moon From Songs for Clem (1999)
5/8/2016 Unit 3: Tin Pan Alley, Social Dance, and Jazz: Unit 3 Notes 3/6 This is Sarah Harmer ’s cover of the 1908 TPA classic. This is from her first solo album, an indie release originally recorded as a gift for her father. Sarah was the lead singer of Kingston’s Weeping Tile, a band promoted as alternative by its label. As the band’s music began to stray from an alternative sound toward a more pop and folk rock sound, their label lost interest and dropped the band. Sarah financed Songs for Clem herself. Green would most likely call this interrupting behaviour. Notes on the song’s Musical Elements: Duration – rag piano solo Form – the whole notion of the song is gooey romance which is turned on its head by the raucous, very bawdy piano solo which suggests to me that the couple in question might have strayed - if only briefly - from possibly chaste romance to something physical and torrid. Tempo – tempo increases for piano solo and then returns to original tempo Timbre – great selection of instrumentation to suggest rural, folk-y feel, and then a switch with the piano solo to a more urban, beer-hall effect Texture – quite transparent, which supports both the rural and urban feels, rural with “space” and urban as the piano would often be a solo instrument in a beer hall Definition Alert: Indie: short for “independent” – music released without the support of a major label. Cover: a performance of a song previously performed by another artist. Listening: Kristie McColl and The Pogues: "Miss Otis Regrets" and "Just One of Those Things" (Audio Transcript) Kirsty McColl and The Pogues: “Miss Otis Regrets” and “Just One of Those Things” ( from the 1990 album Red Hot + Blue ) This is McColl and the Pogues covering TPA composer Cole Porter. The album Red Hot + Blue is an AIDs research benefit album. Porter was homosexual, closeted to his business associates and to the general public because of how his sexuality would hurt his career. The album is a strong statement about how far some in the music industry have come towards inclusivity. This Celtic-inspired medley was included on the album due to a resurgence in the popularity of Celtic music (or at least Celtic-like music) in North America in the late 80s and early 90s. Aside from the Irish Pogues, many Canadian bands rode this Celtic-rock wave, including Ashley MacIsaac, Spirit of the West, and The Crash Test Dummies. Notes on the piece’s Musical Elements: Duration – the time feel changes from 3s to 2s (in this case polka to waltz time) between the two songs Form – medley (not common for pop music) Tempo – the tempo increases dramatically from one song into the next, offering a feeling of lament in the first, and abandon in the second Timbre – interesting to have a female voice sing the first song, evoking a scorned woman

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