Friday, April 29, 2005

Der Schmied- Brahms

Another one for the proficiency file. This song is also by Brahms. I love Brahms. I love German Lied. I love lamp. (That was for you Anchorman fans!) This is a simple and short two verse lied. A girl is singing about her blacksmith boyfriend who is fanning the flames of his fire and when she walks by he fans faster and the fire burns bigger and brighter. The accompaniment is very "hammer-like" and sounds like blacksmith hammers. It's percussive and outlines the chord progression. At the end of each verse we get a big accented TI that then resolves to Do- Sol- Mi-Do. Really a great song.
Good luck on Proficiencies everyone!!

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