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New Sound Eureka Like in Back to the Future

New Sound Eureka Like in Back to the Future. That’s Marty McFly playing the electric guitar. It refers to Chuck Berry‘s “Johnny B. Goode”.  He brings down the house with it at his parents’ high school prom. There, Marty comes from the future:  Johnny B. Goode is  still three years away from being released! “Johnny B. Goode” IS the future.  It’s the “new sound” that is going to sweep the world. Marvin, Chuck Berry’s fictional cousin at the dance,  holds up the phone for his musical relative to hear.

New Sound Eureka Goes Back to the Biblical Psalms

Four Psalms open with these words — Psalms 96, 98, and 149 — “sing to the Lord a new song.” As does Isaiah 42:10 (“sing to the Lord a new song”) and Psalm 33:3 (“sing to him a new song”). And Psalm 144:9 adds its voice to the chorus, “I will sing a new song to you, O God.” The hope or promise of a new song or new sound even has Biblical roots!

We are living in times where people are looking for a new sound. Here is the parallel to the point the movie makes. The young dancers at the featured picture of the Enchantment Under the Sea  loved the music. Yet, the sound was 3 years ahead of its time of publication. Fiction, yes. But, it’s based on fact. The upcoming new sound will place melody in the forefront. This type of sound has historically revived counterpoint. Yes, J.S. Bach style. In the same manner Mendelssohn, a romantic, revived J.S. Bach.

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Composers from the Romantic era of music revived counterpoint. It added sophistication to melody.

Conertizing Duo Returns with David and Sharon Ohrenstein on Golden roadsA New Musical with the upcoming new sound eureka is About to Travel the Golden Roads. My wife and I are all about beautiful melody. Rhythm, of course, most also be solid. But to us, the melody is the key to the future. Our musical has a Biblical theme. We look forward to singing a new song. Our tour will take us all around the northeast. We always look for any kind of encouragement. Please share!