Harmony Essays

Accompanies Harmony

Harmony: when everything in life is working together. Harmony: a feeling of inner peace, not necessarily contentment or overwhelming joy, just peace. Calm. Harmony is knowing that things are going to work out somehow, even when the world and everything around me seems to be falling apart or coming unglued. If I am in harmony, my mind and my heart are functioning as one, and my body is following. One is not controlling the other. I am peaceful and calm…

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Handel – and the Glory of the Lord

‘And the glory of the lord’ is a chorus from Handle’s oratorio ‘Messiah’, it is written for a SATB choir with an orchestra accompaniment. It is written in a baroque style because it was written in the 18th Century. The vocal lines can be broken down into 4 different melodic ideas: ‘And the glory, the glory of the lord’, this idea is Syllabic and is comprised of a major triad then an ascending scalic melody; ‘Shall be revealed’, this is…

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Families of Color Creating Harmony and Optical Illusions

Modern television production, music videos and movies rely on influential power of colors to capture and hold an audience. Glowing spell bounding colors perceived by bright sunlight originated with advanced study of basic art concepts. In the 1600’s, Newton invented the famous color wheel, providing the standard guideline for combining colors creating a multicolored pleasant visual appeal, beginning with three basic colors. The color wheel breaks color down by category, forming families of color. As long as the colors on…

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Perfect Harmony

The passage was taken from Perfect Harmony, a Sufi poem by Ibn ‘Arabi (1165-1240). Sufi poetry is the written exemplification of a Muslim’s journey to find divine love and knowledge through a direct, personal experience of God. The poem is a testament to the poet’s transcendent love affair with a young Persian woman named Nizham, which means “Hamony. ” Throughout the poem Ibn ‘Arabi symbolically describes the beauty of Nizham and his quest to find her in a series of…

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