Orchestral music and the relevance of scores.
Music is one of the most significant forms of expression besides writing and art. The significance of music is evident to society, which is highly concerned with the raw emotions and feelings expressed by media, particularly artistic media.
However, this musical success is due to the famous artists and music composers who have composed timeless rhythemic soundtracks.
Compared to art and poetry, music is the field that has the most followers. Moreover, there is always room for creativity and novelty, especially in classical music.
However, there exists a subcategory of classical music that is not widely followed or recognized but has one of the best music experiences. This music form is called orchestral music or score.
A written form of musical composition is called score
The timeless reign of orchestral music and the effects of scores:
One of the best qualities of music is its aesthetic appeal and rhythm used by various artists and music composers to mesmerize their audience.
The score is one of the most aesthetically and rhythmically appealing music forms. We find scores in movies, television series, and sitcoms that make a particular scene or theme more epic and astounding.
Besides, various albums by artists like Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Clint Mansell, Audiomachine, and young artists such as Ivan Torrent, Adrian Von Ziegler, and Brunuhville have alleviated our musical experience with their timeless scores.
You can also watch the video by Saher Galt on composing orchestral music:
Role of the philosophy of ‘Aesthetics of Music’ in shaping the classical music experience:
We are aware of the essence, rhythm, and beauty of music. However, there is also a philosophy that preaches the beauty of music using an artistic outlet or media. It is called the aesthetics of music.
The branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of art, beauty and taste in music and with the creation or appreciation of beauty in music is called aesthetics of music
To be honest, music has a very significant role in shaping our modern perspective and understanding of art.
Besides, the aesthetics of music advocates the same connection with philosophy and influence over a section of people using inherent meaning as well as beauty behind the music.
Hence, this branch of philosophy is similar to the philosophy of surrealism, which recognizes artistic masterpieces on a subconscious level.
The relation between ‘aesthetics of music’ and scores:
The composition of a score requires the understanding of rhythmic and instrumental aspects of music. Also, as discussed above, the score is a written form of a musical composition. In conclusion, it is a piece of orchestral music with musicians following a rhythm under the directions of a genius artist.
It takes great perseverance and hard work to finally create a score. However, there is a relation between scores and the philosophy of aesthetics of music.
The scores are advocating this philosophy and are responsible for the survival of orchestral music for nearly two hundred years.
“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy”
― Ludwig van Beethoven
Similar to the orchestral music in western countries, the eastern countries such as India and China in the southern parts of Asia also have a rich musical culture.
Besides, they have a great understanding of music as an art and a philosophy that preaches different stages of life in the form of tones and rhythms. Therefore, Asian history has always recognized music as a medium that lights a path for the understanding of aesthetic and rhythmic philosophy of music.
It is due to the calm, peaceful, and beautiful culture of one of the oldest civilizations where music has such diversity in the south Asian countries like India and China.
“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
― Billy Joel
The relevance of scores in the cinematic universe:
Film scores have a significant role in shaping the central theme of a film or television series. Generally, these have complex characters leading a messy lifestyle with a purpose to carry out.
With brilliant scores on their side, these characters gain overwhelming popularity as people understand their life struggles and relate to them on various levels.
People empathize with their motivations and personally connect with them. Moreover, these characters also influence the lives of people, while through movies and TV shows, the score composers gain fame and recognition.
Besides, some of them have made it to the list of famous artistic geniuses of all time like Hans Zimmer.
In conclusion, the orchestral music is relevant due to its unique and aesthetic appeal, which is necessary to preserve the remnants of classical music.
Though not popular enough, it is still considered one of the most mesmerizing forms of music. Moreover, scores have developed classical music experience and immortalized many music forms in media and cinema.
Therefore, we need to embrace orchestral music for its aesthetic and reflective nature it brings upon society.