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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Sonata No. 7 in D Major Op. 10

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3, was dedicated to the Countess Anne Margarete von Browne, and written in 1798. This makes it contemporary with his three string trios of opus 9, the violin sonatas of opus 12 and the violin romance that became his opus 50 when later published. (The year also saw the premiere of a revised version of his second piano concerto, whose original form had been written and heard in 1795.[1])

It is divided into four movements:

Presto – cut time Largo e mesto – 6/8 (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – “Word Crimes”

 

Wow, talk about turning something bad into something good. I love this song. Thank you Weird AL.

Filed under: Music Tagged: Parody better than Original, Weird Al, Word Crimes

wmtc: tommy ramone, and how can it be the ramones are gone from this world?

Back-to-back obituaries again. Obits are taking up a large percentage of wmtc real estate these days, yet another indication of how little I’m writing.

The passing of Thomas Erdelyi this week, better known as Tommy Ramone, brings an uncomfortable reminder of mortality for people my age and younger: the last surviving original Ramone.

Like a lot of people, I discovered the Ramones in a kind of backwards fashion, through the Clash and other great British punk and new wave bands. No matter how many times I’ve read and heard that these guys from Queens were a heavy influence on British (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Ombra Mai Fu – Handel

Next on the list of pieces that I’m learning. Super extra challenging aria because of the recitative in the beginning. But, as they say, nothing worth doing is ever easy.

 

 

“Ombra mai fu” is the opening aria from the 1738 opera Serse by George Frideric Handel.

In the opera, the aria is preceded by a short recitativo accompagnato of nine bars, setting the scene (“Frondi tenere e belle”). The aria itself is also short; it consists of 52 bars and typically lasts 3 to 4 minutes.

The instrumentation is for a string section: first (Read more…)

cartoon life: There is always one gem at Sunfest

http://youtu.be/OPFmMlzD7t0

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Disservice – Rachmaninoff Op.3 Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, No.2

Prelude in C-sharp minor (Russian: Прелюдия), Op. 3, No. 2, is one of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s most famous compositions. It is a ternary (ABA) prelude for piano in C-sharp minor, 62 bars long, and part of a set of five pieces entitled Morceaux de fantaisie.[1]

Its first performance was by the composer on September 20, 1892,[2] at a festival called the Moscow Electrical Exhibition,[3] which Rachmaninoff considered his debut as a pianist.[2] After this première, a review of the concert singled out the Prelude, noting that it had “aroused enthusiasm”.[4] From this point on, its popularity grew.

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Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Fifty Years Ago

In mid-August, 1964, a modest-budget, British black-and-white comedy movie hit the theatres. And instantly exploded to being the most popular film of the year. It was the Richard Lester flick, A Hard Day’s Night, starring the young Beatles in their debut on the silver screen. It was a paradigm changer in so many ways. It […]

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Dies Irae – CBC Music

Popular music? Feh! Call yourself popular when you have remained in rotation for forty human generations.

 

Yes, this is the same CBC that our government wants to eliminate. I suggest you take action and let Harper know that CBC is a valuable Canadian institution and needs more support, not less.

 

Filed under: Music Tagged: CBC Music, Dies Irae, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude, The Exit Song, Tom Allen

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Dies Irae – CBC Music

Popular music? Feh! Call yourself popular when you have remained in rotation for forty human generations.

 

Yes, this is the same CBC that our government wants to eliminate. I suggest you take action and let Harper know that CBC is a valuable Canadian institution and needs more support, not less.

 

Filed under: Music Tagged: CBC Music, Dies Irae, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude, The Exit Song, Tom Allen

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: All By Myself – In An Airport

Here’s a very clever music video made by a Dion fan, in Vegas airport. There is some smart use of the moving sidewalk, and escalator, along with some nice video editing.

Take a pair of Canadians, mix with @Vegas and @LASairport and magic ensues. Keep 'em coming south, @WestJet. vimeo.com/97634383— McCarran Airport (@LASairport) June 11, 2014

Looks like the most fun you can have in an airport, without drawing unwanted attention from overzealous security.

WATCH: globalnews.ca/news/1387300/w… > @celinedion responds to Moncton man's airport lip-synch of 'All By Myself' http://t.co/zpCNXr4Fkn— Amanda Kelly (@AKellyGlobal) June 12, 2014

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Bach Invention No.2 in C minor

 

again with Harmonic and Imitative Analysis.

Filed under: Music Tagged: Bach Invention No.2 in C minor, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

Things Are Good: Band of the Month: O’Hara

Here it is, just in time….

May’s Band of the Month!

O’Hara is a Montreal band that is gentle yet poignant with delicately sparse melodies, and memorable vocal hooks delivered with a wistful strength. Placed over slowly blooming, hypnotic progressions of effected guitar and violin, their songs aren’t short but draw attention with a soft and catchy authority.

O’Hara has released their first three song EP, called ‘Hallways’ earlier this month. Check them out below!

HALLWAYS by OHARA

Band of the Month by Greg O’Toole

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Bach’s Invention No.1 in C Major

Listening to music is awesome. Listening to music and understanding what makes it amazing is ‘double-plus’ awesome.

 

Filed under: Music Tagged: Bach, Invention No.1 in C Major, Music Analysis, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: WWHWWWH

WWHWWWH is one of two formulae I need to keep in mind when working through my scales on the ukulele and guitar. The other is 2122122. I see the musicians among you already recognize what these mean. I still need to have these written on a sticky note so I will remember when I practice. […]

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Les Miserables

Some productions should not leave the stage.

Hollywood…just…stop…please…

 

Filed under: Music Tagged: Cinema Sins, Les Miserables, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Song arrangements for CPLUG

I have arranged several songs for our local ukulele group (CPLUG – the Collingwood Public Library Ukulele Group) over the recent months, and put them online for our members and for any other ukulele aficionados. The most recent was prepared for our May 21 get-together. Links are below. Some of these are my own arrangements […]

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Spring

Here in Sunny Alberta, our seasons don’t quite match what the calendar might have you believe. So while it may be that it has officially been spring for some time now, the threat of frost up until last week kind of detracted from any sense of rebirth or new life. But this week’s forecast is full of double digit predictions. I feel we are finally catching up with the calendar. It’s time to bust out the short pants and shorts; pump up the tires on your bicycle; and, as always, enjoy some Vivaldi.

Filed under: Housekeeping, Music Tagged: Spring, The (Read more…)

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Practice makes perfect

Whenever I’m asked for advice from new ukulele players on how to get better, or what secret they need to know to play better, I tell them it’s simple: Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. […]

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: How many chords?

How many chords does a musician need to know? How many does an amateur musician who plays mostly popular, folk and blues music, need to know? My first answer has always been, “all of them” because you never know when you need them. But that’s not realistic. After all, there are thousands of chords you […]

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Reading music and music theory

I write about reading a lot, because I read a lot of books. There are other kinds of reading – other languages, too – that I don’t write much about. Reading music is one of them. It’s a different language; a symbolic language with its own grammar, punctuation and rules. As far as reading music […]

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

 

Changing gears a touch here folks, but in a good way. We are adding the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy to our list of artists we love forever here on DWR. So, move over Bach, shuffle over Beethoven and make some room for DHoH So turn up the bass and the brain on and groove it out people.

 

 

 

Filed under: Music Tagged: Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Television the Drug of the Nation, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

 

Changing gears a touch here folks, but in a good way. We are adding the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy to our list of artists we love forever here on DWR. So, move over Bach, shuffle over Beethoven and make some room for DHoH So turn up the bass and the brain and groove it out people.

 

 

 

Filed under: Music Tagged: Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Television the Drug of the Nation, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

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Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Just Six Songs?

Author, musician and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin says all music can be classified into a mere six types of song. That’s part of the premise in his 2009 book, The World in Six Songs. I recently started reading it and it has opened some interesting areas of thought for me.* A mere six fundamental themes in […]

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Goldberg Variations No 27/28.

Variatio 27. Canone alla Nona. a 2 Clav.

Variation 27 is the last canon of the piece, at the ninth and in 6/8 time. This is the only canon where two manuals are specified (not due to hand-crossing difficulties), and the only pure canon of the work, because it does not have a bass line.

Variatio 28. a 2 Clav.

This variation is a two-part toccata in 3/4 time that employs a great deal of hand crossing. Trills are written out using 32nd notes and are present in most of the bars. The piece begins with a pattern in which (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Goldberg Variations No 27/28.

Variatio 27. Canone alla Nona. a 2 Clav.

Variation 27 is the last canon of the piece, at the ninth and in 6/8 time. This is the only canon where two manuals are specified (not due to hand-crossing difficulties), and the only pure canon of the work, because it does not have a bass line.

Variatio 28. a 2 Clav.

This variation is a two-part toccata in 3/4 time that employs a great deal of hand crossing. Trills are written out using 32nd notes and are present in most of the bars. The piece begins with a pattern in which (Read more…)