Category: Music AS

My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair by Joseph Haydn Analysis

Publishing this piece in 1794, Haydn was one of the most famous composers in Europe. ‘My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair’ comes from the first set of six canzonettas (short songs). Many folk songs such as this are typical of the High Classical ‘public’ style where the …

Symphony of Psalms: movement III by Igor Stravinsky Analysis

The Symphony of Psalms: movement III adopted a new classical style called the neo-classical style. Below is a complete analysis of Stravinsky’s piece. Feel free to skip to the parts most relevant to you. Quick Facts The instruments used were dominated by the wind which was typical of a jazz …

Furchtenmachen by Robert Schumann Analysis

Another piano miniature by Robert Schumann, this piece also named as ‘Frightening’ which is a good name for the piece considering the general fear-like atmosphere. With development of the piano in the romantic period (c. 1800-1900) such as the the creation of the sustaining and soft pedals, the piano miniatures of Schumann are incorporating the developments …

Hasche-Mann by Robert Schumann Analysis

Another piano miniature by Robert Schumann, Hasche-Mann or ‘Catch-me-if-you-can’ is an other piece of same length to Von Fremden Landern… Again, with the development of the piano in the romantic era such as the added octaves to make the piano have a range of seven octaves, Schumann in Hasche-Mann pushes the piano to …

Von Fremden Landern Und Menschen by Robert Schumann Analysis

Part of Kinderscenen, Op. 15, Von Fremden Landern Und Menschen or ‘Of Foreign Lands and Peoples’ is a piano piece composed by Robert Schumann (1810-1856). This piece can be considered a piano minature because of the shortness of the piece. During the time of this piece’s creation was …

A Day in the Life by The Beatles Analysis

A very famous pop song by The Beatles which features in the anthology of music for Music AS, ‘A Day in the Life’ can be seen to be an experimental piece from The Beatles when it was at a time where whatever music The Beatles created, people loved …

Harold in Italy: movement III by Hector Berlioz Analysis [NAM 3]

An important instrumental piece to analyse at AS Music, Harold in Italy is an orchestral piece inspired Byron’s ‘Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage’ which is a poem of travels and reflections of a world-weary young man looking for distractions in foreign lands. Berlioz does not retell the story but merely …