Thursday, February 03, 2005

The Farmer and the Cowman

"The Farmer and the Cowman" from Oklahoma is just kickin' with exciten' musically structural forms that make a person wanna kick back from a long day on the ranch. The excitement starts with the chorus that repeats a simple phrase twice before doubling the rhythm intensity for the remainder of the chorus. This method is effective in making the section sound as though it doubled in tempo. The instruments mimic the twang of the piece perfectly. The verse is done by a farmer with a very nasally timbre that fits the imagery perfectly. Then the chorus is sung by a large group of mixed male and female voices. This density change, in not only amount of voices but also in hilariously funny timbres of voices, make the section changes 100 percent evident. The piece consist of many PACs and half cadences. The last cadence is the killer. Right when you think the piece is over, "hickville" returns and breaks into another invigorating rendition of the chorus for a grand hillbilly finale. The piece makes the listener wanna jump on a horse and ride through a cow field screamin', "YIPPEE!!!"

1 comment:

Scott Spiegelberg said...

But really, can the farmer and the cowman truly be friends?