Rodgers' Victory at Sea

Music may be used to emotionally recover and involve us in memories of our past. You may find that some of your meaningful life experience may be prompted by the following musical compositions. Here are a few examples for your consideration.

Composers are often inspired to write non-vocal, stand-alone music that is representative of Life Themes in some manner. These compositions are sometimes known as Program Music.

Here are two examples:

Sometimes a musical piece is not originally intended to be program music. The piece, however, may suggest an association with something apart from the composer’s intention.  Generally this is initially someone who is involved in publishing the piece.  If this sparks agreement from others, the piece could become associated with a subject without the composer’s agreement or authorization. An example of this is Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor; Op. 27 No. 2 subtitled “Moonlight Sonata” by the publisher. Sometimes the associated meaning or subtitle is attached after the death of the composer.

This blog article was published on Jun 19, 2015.