The New Polka March Symphony And Opera
We have reached a point in time where science can tell us
what vitamins and minerals will keep our body healthy. And,
musicians can tell us what sounds will make our soul happy. Wagner
once said, " Beethoven has covered everything. There is nothing
more to do".
In other words, the data has been compiled and is in the computer.
Increasingly, science knows which buttons to push and how to inspire
and make people happy.
Today, musicians can push the right buttons and make people
happy if they realize that
Importantly, these fundamental ideas can inspire people to
a virtual perception of absolute beauty, good,
- God, family, and country are fundamental human sentiments.
They make people happy, idealistic, and altruistic. Sex, drugs,
and violence make people cynical and unhappy
- Binary Beat is the fundamental rhythm of the universe
and modern civilization. It makes people orderly and healthy.
Specifically, composers can push the right buttons if they
So called Classical music is dying because
- write lyrics that honor God, family, and country.
And, denigrate hateful things, such as, promiscuous sex, mind
altering drugs, and psychopathic violence.
- compose melodic lines that appeal to a sense
of good, truth, and beauty. They can test their melody by asking
themselves, "Would God think the sequence of notes is good, true and
beautiful? Would our country? Would our family? Do the
sequence of notes follow a harmonic pattern that is inherent in an octave,
unless, of course, they are meant to depict something ominous, hideous
- use the principles developed by the master composers
to arrange the composition around the binary beat and
the lyrics of God, family and country.
- include not only traditional orchestra instruments but
also new instruments created from the sounds of the world.
- combine sounds with a visual presentation.
In short, a Symphony Video. This does not mean a video with
the camera panning the orchestra. Rather, a visual presentation
of what the composer is dreaming.
- realize that a composer is limited to the things that
make people happy, idealistic, and altruistic. Just as a nutritionist
is limited to the vitamins and minerals that make people healthy. They
can not give the people "back beat" vitamins, flatted fifth minerals,
or discordant trace elements. God just wouldn't approve. The
people will get sick, cynical, and antisocial, which is precisely what
is happening today.
We can revive Classical music by realizing
- It lacks inspiration.
presentations feature 18th and
19th Century composers, such as,
Beethoven, Mozart, Hayden, etc.
Many of the so called “modern”
composers of classical music,
such as, Stravinsky, Mahler, and
Gershwin are schizophrenics, like Picasso.
They annoy the regular customers and attract the emotionally and mentally impaired who throng to the
side shows of life. Even worse for the future of the symphony is the
fact that, in order to avoid
extinction, many orchestras have
taken a PT Barnum approach and
incorporate various bizarre and
unlikely acts into their
performances, such as, Pop's
Concerts, Jazz Concerts, Ethnic
Concerts. At these
concerts, the full symphony
usually sits behind the featured
performers - lending the
prestige of the symphony to the
overjoyed interloper - and, with
polite smiles on their faces,
watch the deformed miscreants
shout their incongruous notes
and pound their backbeat
rhythms. Of course,
everyone knows that the
desperate orchestra will lose
not only their regular
customers, who are annoyed, but
also their intended new
customers. You see, the
intended new customers can find
those same acts performed by
better bands at cheaper prices.
Think about it! Can you
imagine a Jazzman going to a
symphony to hear Jazz?? I
don't think sooo. In the
history of the symphony, only
one outsider has ever been
permitted to perform in a
symphony. That outsider
was the Strauss family in
Vienna. The reason for
that exception is simple,
Strauss music was and is
appropriate music for the
symphony. It fits the
genre, as intended by the
masters and creators of the
- Our major institutions - homes, schools, churches,
community, government, media, businesses - do not support, promote,
or appreciate classical music. They do not perform or listen
to it in their daily lives. When we consider the importance
of music to us - the time we spend listening to music, the money we
spend on CDs, entertainment, commercials, and so on, we can see that
classical music is not a part of our lives. Unfortunately,
in democratic, commercial societies, the people
must support the art or it will die. Although many corporations donate
to the performing arts, their donations are really a tax write off.
Classical music is not part of their life. You hear this when their
operator puts you "on hold" and grocery store Jazz "kicks in".
Only classical music has the ability to present ideas and
sentiment with power, dignity, and majesty.
- Only classical music has the ability to uplift
people to a state of grandeur and self worth.
- The Binary Beat of Polka March music will be our
new inspiration. It is both simple and elegant. And, when accompanied
by beautiful melodies, inspiring lyrics, breathtaking arrangements,
the Binary Beat will touch the heart and soul of everyone.
- God, family, and country will be the new themes
for classical music.
- People around the world will intuitively understand
and appreciate The New Polka March symphony and Opera because
the Binary Beat is fundamental to the universe and modern civilization.
Also, God, family, and country are inspiring themes for heroic
men and women everywhere.
- The patrons of Beethoven and Mozart were the
church, aristocrats, and rich merchants. The patrons of today's
composers in a democratic society are the people. Therefore, we
must develop an Outreach Program to entertain or inspire the people in
their places of leisure. For example,
- Small orchestral ensembles for café or small gathering.
- Large, powerful, majestic ensembles for state and national
celebrations, such as, the Fourth of July and Memorial Day
- Special ensembles for community, church and school events.
- Touring ensembles for religious campuses and military academies
- Youth ensembles, orchestras, and operettas. The purpose
of these organizations is to capture our children who are our cultural
future. The arrangements, melodic lines, and skills of these new compositions
will be simple. However, they must be powerful and compelling, filled
with choreography. Like Pop music, they will have videos, CDs and
media hype. Of course, because classical music, the new theme, and
the binary rhythm are intrinsically powerful and majestic, these young,
classical musicians will have a terrific impact upon their audience and
- The patrons of future composers will be men and women who
embrace mathematics, engineering, computers, robotics, genetics,
nuclear and astrophysics, and so on. These Technocrats will adore Binary
music. And, when the music reaches the heroes among those technocrats...........
Whoa, Nelly!!! The war is over. And, the wonderful thing about
this phase of the war is that it won't take these young men and women 80
years to restore order. It will happen in the blink of an eye.
The little Polka band will continue to spread the message
of God, family, and country in a different way.