Timbre

Discovery Orchestra Chat 20 – Special Effects Part 1

One type of special effect in music is the imitation of sound. Maestro Maull uses Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances to illustrate, with guest artists Brannon Cho, cellist and Marcia Maull,…

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The Good News

In 1960, when I left St. Peter’s Choir School in Philadelphia and entered the local public school. . .Abraham Lincoln High School, populated by some 5,000 students grades eight through…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 10 – Name that Timbre

Timbre is the sound source in music – violin, piccolo, trombone etc. Learn more in this Chat!

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What is Maullaria?

The term “Maullaria” was coined by a young student of mine in the early 1980s who had a T-Shirt made which stated: “I have Maullaria.” Amused, years later I decided…

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Opening Chord

When people talk or write about classical music they often resort to very descriptive, flowery adjective-filled prose. And we perhaps can get from this a sense of how a given…

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