“Greetings old friends, this speech is written in honor of all the lovers of music from classical, RnB, jazz and other genres. I also dedicate this speech to my chosen composer who not only took time to compose a song for this occasion, but also willed to perform it himself. I have so many composers in mind and naming them would take forever.
Firstly, let me explain the purpose of my speech. I happen to be a niece of a proud uncle and well, he is a great lover of music. As a gift, I sought to seek assistance, specifically from you. I need a song that will be composed for him, by you. It, being a birthday celebration, I would like to say is almost a musical fanatic. He loves music and in fact, he would listen to any genre.
Before choosing you, I had three other composers in mind, in fact, four, but one seemed more focused on funeral songs, and well, this is a celebration. Henry Purcell came to mind. Henry Purcell happens to be a great composer in the sixteenth century. Well, that was among the first reasons I used to dismiss the late Mr. Purcell, may his soul rest in peace. I wanted a slightly modern feel. Many, however, acknowledge that Purcell was a musical genius, not only with his words and right tones, but also with the way he handled the instruments. Purcell used dance-form songs that enlivened his music (Harper, 2011). His songs, however, had phrases that needed very clever phrasing while performing, which was the other reason I did not take his pieces into consideration. The other composer should be Peter Traub. Peter was born in South Africa during the year 1974. He, however, is an American composer of acoustic and electronic music. Peter discovered electronic music while still in his undergraduate job. Traub is an excellent explorer of sonic space in the virtual and actual sense. However, electronic music would not be as appealing for this occasion either (Harper, 2011).
Paul Sullivan, born in 1955 and an American composer was also the center of my attention in this discussion. He mainly blends classical and jazz styles, which are ideal for this occasion. Paul has recorded about fourteen albums through the River Music Label. My special connection to his work is explained by the fact that he has excellent skills in playing a piano (Harper, 2011). Well, Paul’s songs have an intense aura of inspiration from nature and mostly include recorded natural effects. Paul has worked in many different genres that mainly revolve around the piano as an instrument. He became a freelance musician after completing his education at Yale University. Paul has travelled to countries like the USA, England, Germany, Croatia, Japan and Coaster Rica because of his popularity to perform his songs to his fans (Bryne, 2013). The concert has assisted him to improve his relationship and interaction with his fans globally.
It is also worth noting that Paul Sullivan has also played jazz music in some of the most prestigious clubs such as Bradley’s Sweet Basil and The Village Vanguard. He has also made performances in the Negev Desert where he did a memorable concert of his life, as well as, in Bernstein’s house. His music has been broadcasted internationally, and even been on all major American networks. Hence, this is a good person to talk about because of his good profile and hard work in the production of wonderful songs that attract a massive fan base.
Paul Sullivan worked as a music teacher for three years and was able to change children’s negative attitude towards music and made them embrace it as something that can make them earn a living. They worked hard together and made appearances with Sarah Le Guthrie, David Grisman and Noel Paul Stockey, which was a nice thing because the children deserved it. He has also featured in shows as well as made a performance at the Marine State House. Paul Sullivan has also composed some pieces for some corporate clients (Bryne, 2013). Paul was a musical director for a majority of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and also assisted in playing the piano in the shows.
His skills with the keyboard have also been demonstrated by the creation of the ‘Musical Nine’ and the creation of video, software and business that deal with telephone (Harper, 2011). While performing, like he will stop in a few minutes, Paul creates a relaxed atmosphere in which his listeners can enjoy, thus making the show worth of money they had paid to attend the concert. I perceive it is because he has quirky and pleasant observations about life and music, which are abilities that have made him to be an exceptional musician (Bryne, 2013). I personally find him sociable, and hence, it would be easy for him to capture the heart of new listeners and convert them to die-hards fans. I will give way to his performance. Please enjoy the music along with my favorite uncle. ”
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