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Analysis Of Live Performance

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This paper will concentrate on the analysis and the review of three major performances, Missa Mirabilis, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 and Dona Nobis Pacem. These pieces of performances are generally based on a religious setting of the several regions that the very detailed and are represented in a very organized way. To begin, Missa Mirabilis is a piece that was celebrated at the Westminster Cathedral for the feast of Corpus Christi on the 10th of June, 2007. This gave a new setting of the Mass by world renowned pianist, Stephen Hough. He named the piece Missa Mirabilis that is translated to Miracle Mass in English. While writing this script, he was involved in a car crash while ...view middle of the document...

In the case of the Gloria piece, one chorus performed the high parts of the song where they depict the soaring above the lower voices that characterize the level of heaven over the sinful earth that is dogged with lots of corrupt deals. The treble solo chimes like a church bell while the tenors in the piece invite some sense of secular pop. The whole choir that is characteristic of the Acapella passages is often rested upon the organ that has some interludes with some ascending scales in terms of the pitches that they give out or in accordance to the exact performance being carried out in the series of the performances.
On the very day of the performance on that Sunday at the Westminster Cathedral, the high pitches from the choirs provided an almost angelic performance above the congregation of parishioners and paved the way for Sanctus and Agnus Dei that was to follow. After the accident, Hough completed all the compositions while in laid up his hospital bed. Hough said this is where it ended up in a confusing mess, creating the visual in his mind of the...

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