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Protest Music: How it Works

Music Has a Role in Protests   Over the years protest music has proven to be one powerful medium for drawing people together. Not only is music able to comfort the soul, it is also able to provoke individualistic thought and opinion. Accounts describing music’s power to effect the collective consciousness of groups of people… Read More ›

Handel’s Messiah

Handel For many, Christmas music creates joy and inspiration. Among the favorite holiday compositions  is an English-language oratorio composed by Georg Friedrich Handel in 1741, entitled Messiah. Its scriptural text was compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer. The… Read More ›

The Digital Evolution

Digital Music Times are changing!  This is especially true in the music industry.  Before we discovered digital music we spent time listening to live performances and taping music to obtain infinite detail and infinite resolution.  If you are old enough to remember the’70s you probably can remember turntables and 8-track players.  We played records or… Read More ›

Daniel Kobialka with Leonard Bernstein

Classical Music Period Part 3 – Romantic and Modern Periods

  Daniel Kobialka with Leonard Bernstein         As noted in the first of this series, the music classification system describing the evolution of Western music follows that generally accepted by Music History Scholars.  To date these newsletters have provided a look into the key periods of musical development including: Early (prior to 9th century) Medieval (9th… Read More ›

Classical Music Period Part 2 – Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Periods

Part 2 in this series describes Western music created in the Renaissance period (15th to 16th Centuries),  Baroque period (1700 to 1750), and Classical period (1750 to 1820).  Take time to listen to one of the great pieces of music from this period.  The version below is of Pachelbel-Canon in D available at  https://www.wonderofsound.com/product/dreams-beyond-the-twilight-mp3/ Buy… Read More ›

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