Music is the art of arrangements of sounds in sound time to create a composition most likely through the components of rhythm, melody, harmony, and tonal balance. It is certainly one of the most universal artistic aspects of all human civilizations. From the earliest forms of music that can be dated back to the very earliest recorded music from the existence of humankind, music has played an important role in all cultures. Music has been present in all human civilizations from the beginning of time up to the present day. It has been noted that some of the earliest music forms were actually worshiped in most ancient cultures as a form of ritual.
Music theory was introduced by J. S. Bach in his famous series of six musical compositions known as the Best Pieces which later came to be known as Theminsteros Fugues. In this work, Bach introduced the term “fugue” which became an important element of later classical music. fugue in this sense signifies that the music has a free form. While this was a very broad definition of fugue, it is still used in many modern compositions including many well-known works by Beethoven.
For our purposes, we will be looking at works by John Tyrrell and John Stuart. The first of these composers to receive attention from the new grove dictionary was John Stuart who is best remembered for his opera “Tristan and Isolde”. This work was composed in 1812, long before there were the computer chips and other technologies that existed today. But when computers first appeared on the scene, some people believed that this opera had been saved from extinction.
In the early nineties, another young composer named Stanley Sadie – who had worked with some of the most famous pianists of the time – received some attention as well. He too was an important member of the new generation of British piano masters. His music was considered to be “post-modern”. However, his work was never classified by the new grove dictionary.
John Tyrrell also wrote some excellent music. His most well-known piece is “Look to the Places I’ve Been” (not to be confused with the film of the same name). The stanza contains the lines “looking at the mountains and everything they say; it seems like a picture; looking at the hills, and everything they say; it seems like a picture” The stanza includes the now famous words, “lying on a cold black rock, lying on a cool stone beach; I am at peace; I am at peace.” The music in this work contains much repetition which cannot be found in Beethoven’s music. The stanza is about a place and it describes a state of mind that many other composers would classify as peace, tranquility and calm.
Some of the best music of the twentieth century was written by many different musicians who are no longer alive. Some of their finest works include compositions for piano, organ and guitar. Frank Sinatra wrote a number of popular songs that were later recorded by many other musicians. Many other musicians have written a variety of beautiful music based on many different sources. One can enjoy all of the beautiful music written by these many talents.