Anthology of Music
Musicis an essential form of art that is used in the society forcommunicating cultural traditions governing the behaviors of peoplein a given setting. Music as an art varies from one cultural settingto another however, every music genre existing in a given region hasits origin. According to (Buil,Ana Mata 408),poems are written to convey the social values which are presentedeither in the literal or hidden meaning. The study in this caseinvolves the analysis of the musical trends presented through thepoems. Also, through the selected poems, an analysis will beconducted to determine the relevance of a given music in the socialsetting. Music is used in various areas currently, and they serve asthe elements of unification as well as influencing the behavior ofthe people in the society. For example, celebrities in music act asmoral and bodies of embodiments to the youths who look unto them andadmire them. There are people in the society who cannot do withoutmusic because they have become addicted and always want to listen toit(Honing, Henkjan, Cate, Peretz, and Trehub 32)
Thefirst statement in the first stanza of the poem states that Fridaynight in Mairead`s, there is a tune, Fiddle, boxes, banjo, flute, anddrums. The poet proceeds by stating that he knew the muse could raiseor ruin. The people including both young and the old could play musicall the day without stopping. However, with time the traditionalmusic faded as new music emerged. The poem mainly illustrates on theevolution experienced in the field of music. As new generationsemerge, they develop new forms of music and new genre which aredifferent from the original and traditional versions of music.Therefore, the topic Farewell to Music indicates that the traditionalforms of music get extinct as the new forms emerge.
Thepoet attributes his unerring s sense of musical rhythms to the extentof his abilities and the skills acquired from the mother. The poemillustrates the instructions given to the poet by the mother toensure that they produce quality and attractive music. The motherwarns the poet from messing up with the music again, and he was tofollow instructions to the latter to attain the standard ofmusicality acceptable to his mother. The mother says that ‘Don’tever let me catch you doing that again. The poet conveys hisgratitude to the instructions and coaching he received from hismother because it made her gain the exemplary skills he possesses inmusic.
Maybea Little Music
MikeMattson explains the significance of music especially in the stressrelief in his poem. When the old man lost his job, he went to bed andnever to get up this is an indication of distress and depression asa result of losing the job. However, the poem states that may be alittle music could help, and this is evident in the melodies of musicarising from the blue jays nattered by the birds(Lee 12).
Howmusic came into the city
Thepoet states that he brought sixty-six birds of rare species to thecity. The hummingbirds were frightened, and their beaks sealed shutso that they could not be heard singing until they arrived at thecity. The arrival of the birds to the city is associated with theemergence of music in the city as evident through the poem. The Poetstates that the birds poured tiny myrrh as the winds of undertonesrusted in the city. The music could take the people to the hill aswell as take them away the illustration is used to show the joyaccompanied in the enjoyment of the music frenzy.
WilliamHarry sees the street music as a strange thing that he is not usedwith at the beginning of the poem. The poem begins by stating that‘Everything he touches turns to dirt.’ The poem personalizesmusic and at the beginning, shows some degree of dissatisfaction tothe music he heard. The music appeared as something unpleasant andthus described as something that had been turned dirty. Themanipulation and introduction of various elements serve as flavors tothe street music, and at the end of the poem, the poet states that hemade the music the heart of his best novel. William Harry states thatmusic has been maneuvered through the incorporation of variouselements in an attempt to improve its aesthetic value(Johnson8).
Thevoices and signals people experience from a music play varies fromone person to another. For instance, there are those who prefer popmusic while others jazz among others. Therefore, there are essentialelements and key features used in determining the quality of music.Charlotte Innes in her poem Essential Music conveys information andthe elements making music worth and enjoyable(Colwell, Richard, and Hewitt 41).The poet commits to finding the essential music in the flame-coloredflower which makes it attractive and appealing to the listeners. Theessential music is described as the bulb giving the yellow glow andthe eager throats of flowers. Application of the poem’s message tothe real music experience means that there are various essentialelements analyzed in the music which determines its appealing andattractiveness to the listeners(Storr 13).
Musicis played in the variation of tone, keys, and tempo movementsdepending on the genre of the music. Charlotte Innes explored the keyvariations and the notes which vary from key to key in a music sound.The music requires the harmonization of the keys played both by theinstrumentalists and the vocalists. Music is an intensive area thatrequires a lot of learning for one to clearly master how tomanipulate and incorporate various elements and accompaniments in themusic production(Hass 29).
Lostmusic poem by Christopher Buckley elaborates on the changes that havebeen experienced in the field of music considering the increasedcommunication and interaction of people globally. The poem begins bystating that controls are crisscrossing overhead, spreading puff byfinding puff into each instance of the past.’ Music had becomesophisticated in terms of instrumentation and valuation unlike beforewhen only basic instruments were used.
Thepoem entitled Radio states that the poet could not sleep withoutmusic and this is clear indication that he was addicted to music.Stanley Plumly states that music created life and made people activewomen older than his mother could talk like young girls. He alsoaffirms that he could find a company from music and thus breakboredom in his life. The poem personifies music and makes it animportant form of art that cannot be separated from the human life.
Finally,the above poems are used to convey the significance of music and itsdevelopment in the society. It was evident that music serves both theaesthetic values as well as a mode of entertainment and company tohuman beings. The anthology focused on music and the various elementsincorporated to improve its significance and relevance withgenerational change.
Colwell,Richard, and Michael Hewitt. Teachingof instrumental music.Routledge, 2015.
Buil,Ana Mata. "Poet-translators as double link in the globalliterary system." Translationand Interpreting Studies. The Journal of the American Translation andInterpreting Studies Association 11.3(2016): 398-415.
Hass,Robert. TheEcopoetry Anthology.Eds. Ann Fisher-Wirth, and Laura-Gray Street. Trinity UniversityPress, 2013.
Honing,Henkjan, Carel ten Cate, Isabelle Peretz, and Sandra E. Trehub."Without it no music: cognition, biology and evolution ofmusicality." (2015): 20140088.
Johnson,Bruce. "From Music to Noise: The Decline of StreetMusic." Nineteenth-CenturyMusic Review (2017):1-12.
Lee,Colin Andrew. "Aesthetic Music Therapy." TheOxford Handbook of Music Therapy.2014.
Storr,Anthony. Musicand the Mind.Simon and Schuster, 2015.
Street,Seán. Thepoetry of radio: the colour of sound.Routledge, 2013.
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