Music

Good time to reflect with music of Philip Glass

Good time to reflect with music of Philip Glass

Gorgeously written, composer Philip Glass delivers some of the most heavenly classical symphonic music of of the 20th Century. Full of texture, color and dynamics, Philip Glass is quite often overlooked for his genius. Performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra…

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Canadian composer Alex Pauk

Canadian composer Alex Pauk

One of Toronto’s finest composers and conductors, Alex Pauk specializes in taking Canadian music to the international scene. His ensemble, the Esprit Orchestra, promotes contemporary classical music, having commissioned works from over 60 composers. In addition, the programming for Esprit…

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The Irish gift of traditional folk music

The Irish gift of traditional folk music

Ancient Celtic Musicians Predated Christ and Influenced the Music of the Christian Church According to music historian William H. Grattan Flood (“Ancient Irish Music,” from A History of Irish Music), the ancient Celts were first mentioned as existing 500 years…

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Analysis, summary of classical music eras

Analysis and summary of classical music eras

Classical music generally refers to European music composed from approximately 1000 to the present. Characteristics of Classical Music There are many characteristics that define classical music and differentiate it from other genres of music. For example, classical music is mainly…

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Why young children need to play real instruments

Why young children need to play real instruments

Walk into any early childhood environment and the sounds of singing, clapping and joyful music will be heard. The quality of the music activities and instruments offered to young children does matter. While some young children enjoy and excel in…

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Kenny Rogers – The First 50 Years

Kenny Rogers – The First 50 Years

For fifty years Rogers has been entertaining listeners with his own style of singing, and this collection is a tribute to his longevity in the business. Duets Kenny Rogers recorded many duets during his career. With partner Dolly Parton they…

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Do a Fab Beatles Tour of London

Do a Fab Beatles Tour of London

Abbey Road The Beatles in London Walk is actually two walks. The first takes fab four fans to Abbey Road, starting at the St John’s Wood underground station (both Beatles walks start and end at London underground stations.) From the…

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The rise of Psychedelic Rock

The Rise of Psychedelic Rock

Several successful rock bands joined the rapidly growing world of rock music in the mid 1960s. In this period, rock musicians broke the norms and introduced new possibilities. Among several popular bands of this period, one can name The Kinks,…

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Elizabethan age English music

English Music in the Elizabethan Age

England’s earliest musicians were most likely Druids, pre-Celtic “wise men” or sorcerers of Britain, mentioned by Caesar. The priestly order of the Druids practiced magic and, according to historians of the day, savage human sacrifice. Meeting in groves of trees,…

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From Cat Stevens to Yusuf

From Cat Stevens to Yusuf

Born Steven Demetre Georgiou in 1948, the singer and songwriter now known as Yusuf first came to fame as Cat Stevens in 1966 after signing a contract with Decca Records. His first song was a minor hit “I Love My…

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