As with many traditional instruments from around the world, globalization and the influence of western culture have made traditions less prominent. This is the case with the koto in Japan. Regardless of its prominence, musicians such as June Kuramoto, Reiko Obata, Elizabeth Falconer, and Yukiko Matsuyama bring the koto to modern music. Though that’s not the only musicians that provide koto music in a modern context. Cover musicians like the ones below do exactly that.
This Midnight Hour is an orchestral composition written by Anna Clyne. She has specifically provided a rich composition and doesn’t give the audience any hint towards the intention of the narrative. It’s intentional.
There are snake jazz remixes. Yes, you did hear that right. There are snake jazz remixes because the internet is an amazing place and Rick and Morty fans have too much power. Our featured image is from the 5th episode of season 4, ‘Rattlestar Ricklactica’.
Organist and teacher Leonard MacClain is a household name for his skill and improvisation. It all started in Philadelphia where MacClain started and continued doing what he loved best; music.
Also known as Melody Mac, he was known for his, well, melodies. Especially with decades of experience as a theatre organist. His name didn’t stay only in the States. Melody Mac’s music with Epic Records gained him international fame.
When it comes to the music of opera, the composer needs to be a bit of all the above, a dramatist, a writer, an artist, and not just a composer. Mozart was each of those and used those influences to blend power and emotion into his works.
With the work and talent of Micheal Stern the conductor, Bella Hristova the violin soloist, and the musicians of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, composers such as Anna Clyne, Tchaikovsky & Dvořák will never be forgotten.
Something that not many people know is that silent films weren’t completely silent. They were often accompanied by musical scores. These scores are what Dennis James aims to preserve.
This is an interview with Dennis James and Dylanna Fisher of Switching Styles.
There’s something simplistic and yet so complex about instrumental music. Within an orchestra, there are several diverse instruments such as woodwind, brass, percussion, and string. Each of them adds their own sound to the overall melody of the song. There’s something elegant about orchestral music, even the word orchestral is in itself elegant. Below are some orchestral covers to spice up your date night. These will add a pop of fun and a bit of elegance.
Shifting to the pipe organ at the age of 12 has since been a consistent part of his life. This change from accordion to the organ was overall a benefit to both James’s career and his audience. Looking back, he admits that he probably wouldn’t have stayed with music and instead pursued another interest namely oil painting. Instead of Dennis James the oil painter, he is currently known internationally as a professional organist and a historic preservationist.
Gregorian chants, plain chants or plain songs are a genre of the middle ages, an era long past. However, they’re not completely gone. In a beautiful combination of old and new, there are Gregorian chant covers of some modern hits making something altogether different.