Frosty The Snowman Research Paper

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Numerous countries around the world celebrate a number of holidays each and every year. Some holidays include Independence Day, Halloween, Easter, New Years, Hanukkah, or even birthdays. Holidays are generally associated with spending time with family and friends, food, and even music. One holiday that tends to be the most popular around the world is Christmas; a celebration of Christ’s birth on the twenty-fifth of December each year. A popular song that can be associated around Christmas time is the original recording of “Frosty the Snowman”, written by Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson and sung by Gene Autry in 1949. The song is based off of the children’s book “Frosty the Snowman” that tells us the story of a snowman who comes to life on Christmas Day and of his adventure. “Frosty the Snowman can be broken down into the elements of music; melody, rhythm, harmony, timbre, texture and form. The melody of the song is simply the lyric “Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul, with a corn cob pipe and a button nose, and two eyes made out of coal.”…show more content…
Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration in honor of a victory of religious freedom, the holiday begins in December and lasts eight days, each day a candle is lit and a gift is given. During Hanukkah there are three blessings that are sung while families light one candle on the menorah. One of the blessings can be translated to “Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, who hallows us with mitzvot, commanding us to kindle the Hanukkah lights” (Hannukkah Blessings). Sometimes this Blessing has a very slow tempo, no harmony, a slow and flat timbre. It is sung in a monophony, a single person singing in one tone. Or the Blessing can be sung as a family, therefore creating harmony in a heterophony form, a brighter sound, with a faster rhythm. These blessings are not commonly known throughout the world and are often learned by a family’s religion or

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