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The Eve of St. Agnes Is built up of a series of deliberate contrasts

This is a passage from earlier in the poem, and refers to the Beadsman, an ancient holy man who prayed for the souls of sinners all his life. It uses contrasts of colour, sound, and also life and death. In the first line, the music is described as ‘soft’, howeverRead More

Moby Dick

The men gather together back onto the beach. The main thing we notice here is that the pulsating beat stops. Although the heart beat attracts us to the advert, the use of this cleverly placed silence makes you watch with suspense and creates dramatic tension. When the beat stops, weRead More

Music plays

This is then blacked out and another light opens on the opposite side onto another car which is angled the opposite way to the other one. This is also blacked out and then another spotlight opens up directly above onto another car which is facing forward. All of the three cars are identical expectRead More

American Stage Music

Outline the main changes and developments in American Stage Music from “Showboat” to “West Side Story”. Choose appropriate musicals to support your argument. The modern musical has been an important form of entertainment throughout the 20th century, still enjoying a good degree of popularity now. In its earlier days, a musical wasRead More

Personal Statement to study Music

My interest in music came at a fairly early age when I used to love listening to Radio 1 and Classic FM as a toddler but it wasn’t until, after watching my sister and aunty at dance festivals who had been in a number of music projects and performances withRead More

Using food and music

The opening of the scenes throughout the play show a contrast in the way Shakespeare illustrates Rome and Egypt. The contrast is more apparent in the shorter scenes. In the scenes set in Rome, Shakespeare uses language to portray a sense of urgency and speed. The lines are shorter andRead More

Classical music

In ‘A Clockwork Orange’ the character of Alex is both the protagonist and the vessel used to impart the novels unusual views on morality. Burgess initially presents Alex as a psychopath who commits various acts of violence, ruthlessly raping and robbing, showing no remorse for his actions. Alex is theRead More

Moulin Rouge

The most frequently non-diegetic sound in this trailer is the background music which is played over frames. Background music is also used to link shots together. These are known as sound bridges. The interesting and unusual part of the “Moulin Rouge” trailer which is probably the most persuasive selling toolRead More

Sound And Music

The overall view of the music was that it was all to a steady beat that was the same in several different but very effective songs which emphasised the beat in movement as well as just the music. I think that all of the music in the performance was veryRead More

American Music

Though many doors have been opened there are many that have remained shut. For instance, the way that many labels choose to market female artists like sex symbols instead of relying on their ability to perform. Women musicians are becoming more and more visible, and, with this, visibility comes intoRead More