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Progressive Rock

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  • Popular Music inspired by classical
  • Progressive Rock1960s Art Rock -70s Classical Rock
  • Merging Rock and Classical• adding orchestral instruments to rock band• writing classically-inspired works• “elevating” rock music?
  • The Moody Blues
  • “Nights in White Satin” (1967) Nights in white satin, Never reaching the end, Letters Ive written, Never meaning to send. Beauty Id always missed With these eyes before, Just what the truth is I cant say anymore. Cause I love you, Yes, I love you, Oh, how, I love you.
  • Gazing at people, Some hand in hand, Just what Im going thru They can understand. Some try to tell meThoughts they cannot defend, Just what you want to be You will be in the end, And I love you, Yes, I love you, Oh, how, I love you. Oh, how, I love you.
  • Nights in white satin,Never reaching the end, Letters Ive written,Never meaning to send.Beauty Id always missedWith these eyes before, Just what the truth is I cant say anymore. Cause I love you, Yes, I love you, Oh, how, I love you. Oh, how, I love you.
  • The Mellotron
  • Protocol Harum
  • • “A Whiter Shade of Pale” (1967)
  • Why did bands like theMoody Blues turn to the Mellotron?• 1) they liked its laid-back sound, man• 2) orchestras were expensive and unwieldy• 3) its sound could be digitally manipulated
  • Jethro Tull
  • • “Bourée” from Bach’s Lute Suite in E minor
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • Modest Mussorgsky
  • • Pictures at an Exhibition (1874)
  • • Pictures at an Exhibition (ELP, 1971)
  • Does ELP successfullycapture (and/or update) the spirit of Mussorgsky’s original?• 1) Yes• 2) No• 3) Other
  • Pop Music and Theatre
  • David Bowie
  • Ziggy StardustMajor Tom
  • “Space Oddity” (1968)Ground Control to Major TomGround Control to Major Tom Take your protein pills and put your helmet on Ground Control to Major Tom Commencing countdown, engines on Check ignitionand may Gods love be with you
  • This is Ground Control to Major Tom Youve really made the gradeAnd the papers want to know whose shirts you wear Now its time to leave the capsule if you dare This is Major Tom to Ground Control Im stepping through the door And Im floating in a most peculiar way And the stars look very different today
  • For here Am I sitting in a tin can Far above the world Planet Earth is blue And theres nothing I can do Though Im past one hundred thousand miles Im feeling very stillAnd I think my spaceship knows which way to go Tell my wife I love her very much she knows
  • Ground Control to Major Tom Your circuits dead, theres something wrongCan you hear me, Major Tom?Can you hear me, Major Tom?Can you hear me, Major Tom? Can you.... Here am I floating round my tin can Far above the Moon Planet Earth is blueAnd theres nothing I can do.
  • Which is a modern-day artistwho depends a great deal upon theatricality?• 1) Taylor Swift• 2) Lady Gaga• 3) Celine Dion
  • Queen
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” (operetta, 1975)