Vibrations and Pagan Rites

James Galway takes us backward through time to demonstrate how ageless and universal the human impulse is to make music. Working chronologically backward from Ligeti to Gregorian chant, Galway outlines the development of Western music. The impishness in his smile and tone are quickly submerged in th... Full description

Corporate Author: Films Media Group.
Other Authors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Universal Pictures (Firm).
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1982.
Series: Music in time.
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Online Access: Part of the Films on Demand collection.
Summary: James Galway takes us backward through time to demonstrate how ageless and universal the human impulse is to make music. Working chronologically backward from Ligeti to Gregorian chant, Galway outlines the development of Western music. The impishness in his smile and tone are quickly submerged in the depth of his commitment to music and his enthusiastic conviction that knowledge of musical history is a prerequisite to understanding and that understanding precedes appreciation. Contents include excerpts from: Ligeti's Melodien, Messiaen's Messe de la Pentecôte, Britten's War Requiem, Gershwin's An American in Paris, Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Mahler's Symphony No. 10, Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, back through Wagner, Chopin, Schubert, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Bach, past Monteverdi and Dufay, and to Anonymous. Most of these extracts appear in fuller form in subsequent units.
Item Description: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films media Group on May 02, 2012.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Format: System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
Audience: 6 & up.
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