Music: An Appreciation, Brief 7 th  Edition by Roger Kamien  Part VI The 20 th  Century & Beyond Music for Stage & Film 20...
Ch. 20 - Music for Stage and Screen <ul><li>Musical , or  musical comedy  fuses script, acting, speech, music, singing, da...
Leonard Bernstein <ul><li>West Side Story :  Re-telling of  Romeo and Juliet  set in the slums of New York. Shakespeare's ...
Music in Film <ul><li>Early Film Music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1890’s - 1929 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Functions and Styles of ...
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  1. 1. Music: An Appreciation, Brief 7 th Edition by Roger Kamien Part VI The 20 th Century & Beyond Music for Stage & Film 2011 © McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  2. 2. Ch. 20 - Music for Stage and Screen <ul><li>Musical , or musical comedy fuses script, acting, speech, music, singing, dancing, costumes, scenery, & spectacle </li></ul><ul><li>Originally designed for stage presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Film versions soon followed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Similar to opera, but musical has spoken dialog </li></ul></ul>Development of the Musical <ul><li>Roots go back to operetta , or comic opera </li></ul><ul><li>Show Boat (1927) topic: interracial romance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some musicals were political/social statements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Until 1960’s, songs mostly traditional (AABA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Musical mostly untouched by the rock revolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes called Broadway musical </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Leonard Bernstein <ul><li>West Side Story : Re-telling of Romeo and Juliet set in the slums of New York. Shakespeare's feuding families become rival gangs (Jets—Americans and Sharks—Puerto Ricans). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Music in Film <ul><li>Early Film Music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1890’s - 1929 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Functions and Styles of Film Music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides momentum & continuity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggests mood, atmosphere, character, and dramatic action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most music is commissioned for specific films </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creating Film Music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 1950 – studios housed resident orchestra & musicians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Since 1960 – freelance musicians </li></ul></ul>

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