McBride and Hallmark Unite to Make Sweet Music

Friday, February 1, 2013
Sometimes spoken phrases can't express the true emotions of the heart. This Valentine's Day, let your sweetheart know how you feel by song.
Grammy Award-successful vocalist Martina McBride has joined forces with Hallmark to create "My Coronary heart," a Valentine's Day compact disc out there completely via Hallmark.
In her hit songs from the previous and current, McBride's highly effective voice takes listeners on a romantic musical journey. The CD options two new songs - "At Final" and "Together Once more," in addition to six classics, together with "Valentine," a duet with Jim Brickman that rose to No. 3 on the Billboard adult modern chart in 1997.
In her outstanding career, McBride has bought over 13 million albums, had 20 high-10 hits and bought more than 70 awards and nominations.
"We are delighted about joining forces with such an extremely revered and proficient artist," said Ann Herrick, built-in advertising and marketing manager at Hallmark. "We really feel lucky to be working with an artist whose career is skyrocketing."

Hallmark has been featuring blockbuster artists on its holiday CDs since the mid-1980s. It recently completed a vacation CD with legendary artist James Taylor.
"It is thrilling to associate with an organization that's not only known for being of the highest quality, however has really set the usual for all others to comply with," McBride said. "I have grown up with Hallmark, and the thought of my CD being in a Hallmark retailer is thrilling for me."
"My Heart" is available from January 24 to February 14 at collaborating Hallmark Gold Crown shops nationwide. The album is regularly priced at $10.95 but can be sold for $6.ninety five with the acquisition of any three Hallmark cards.
Medieval and Renaissance Europe
While musical life in Europe was undoubtedly wealthy in the early Medieval period, as attested by artistic depictions of devices, writings about music, and other records, the only European repertory which has survived from before about 800 is the monophonic liturgical plainsong of the Roman Catholic Church, the central tradition of which was known as Gregorian chant. Several colleges of liturgical polyphony flourished starting within the twelfth century. Alongside these traditions of sacred music, a vibrant tradition of secular music developed, exemplified by the music of the troubadours, trouveres and Minnesanger.
A lot of the surviving music of 14th century Europe is secular. By the center of the fifteenth century, composers and singers used a smooth polyphony for sacred musical compositions such as the mass, the motet, and the laude, and secular varieties such because the chanson and the madrigal. The introduction of commercial printing had an immense affect on the dissemination of musical styles.
European Baroque
The primary operas, written round 1600 and the rise of contrapuntal music outline the top of the Renaissance and the start of the Baroque period that lasted till roughly 1750, the yr of the death of Johann Sebastian Bach.
German Baroque composers wrote for small ensembles including strings, brass, and woodwinds, as well as Choirs, pipe organ, harpsichord, and clavichord. Throughout the Baroque period, several major music varieties have been defined that lasted into later intervals when they were expanded and developed further, including the Fugue, the Invention, the Sonata, and the Concerto.
European Classical
The music of the Classical interval is characterized by homophonic texture, typically that includes outstanding melody with accompaniment. These new melodies tended to be almost voice-like and singable. The now common instrumental music was dominated by further evolution of musical forms initially outlined within the Baroque period: the sonata, and the concerto, with the addition of the brand new kind, the symphony. Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, well-known even right this moment, are among the central figures of the Classical period.


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