The first three notes are simply the tonic chord of C major followed by the distinctive continuation of the theme with quicker, attached notes, dotted notes, and scalar passage that includes melodic sequence. The exposition ends with a strong cadence. The recapitulation reviews the material from the exposition in the original order. This composition is a very unique piece. It is one of Beethoven’s best pieces that are still played all around the world for orchestras.
In Die Kreuze, I think the tempo is inconsistent because is going slow and then changes to almost a running sensation. The intensity of the piece drastically changes with some super high tones by the piano and the singer. There are brief moments of “peace” followed by super intense portions. 7. I consider the harmony in Natch, dissonant & off – key because it consists of an unusual mix of sounds; something that I have never heard before.
Many new themes emerge as melodies are echoed from various instruments, allowing for layering of the piece. In an almost entirely minor section, Dvorak throws in a major chord, showcasing a Picardi third. Old themes are brought back and then trombones are given a chance to bask in the spotlight as they take over once the band had crescendoed to a forte. The movement dwindles down in numbers, leaving just three string players to create a slow melody as it moves towards the end. The ballad then concludes with the strings playing an ascending line, leaving just the low strings.
Prelude to “Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg” – Richard Wagner The first piece played by the University Symphony Orchestra was a prelude to an opera by Richard Wagner. The instrumentation of the piece included flutes, oboes, clarinets, violins, bassoons, French horns, trumpets, viola, trombone, tuba, harp, timpani, bass, and the cello. To me, the piece sounded like it was in quadruple meter. The piece had a very dramatic start with a quick tempo and forte dynamics. The tempo remained fairly quick throughout the performance at about allegretto, but it did occasionally slow down to moderato.
I think this was a great choice for the opening piece because it captured the listener’s attention. “La Mer” is a classical French piece of music that was written by Debussy in the twentieth century. The song begins with a disjunct sound caused by the different melodies and harmonies being played by different sections of the orchestra. Slowly out of the chaos brings a light, airy feeling that was accomplished by the help of a flute and violin solo. The excitement again grows causing a repetitive feel, but this time it is cultivated by the brass and the percussion sections that cause a tremendous increase in the volume of the piece.
It reminded me of the life process, and how we have different seasons in our life and it kind of walked us through these seasons and portrayed them in a way that I found beautiful. At first, the piece started out slow and calming, but then as it progressed more and more it became stronger. Throughout the rest of the piece, it kept shifting back and forth from strong sounding to weak, and the tempo was mostly the same except for certain parts where it sped up and grew extremely loud and then quickly faded out which gave out a very dramatic feel to it. One of my favorite parts in this piece was when the main violinist started plucking the
49 by Tchaikovsky. The tempo of this song was adagio and the texture for the beginning of this song was homophonic. The beginning of the song sounded sentimental to me for whatever reason. Unison of the violins and violas was absolutely beautiful in my opinion. However, suddenly the woodwind section, specifically clarinets, jumped in and a polyphonic texture between strings and woodwinds occurred.
Each piece has a consonant harmony that is pleasing to the ear, and a homophonic texture. The pieces all carry some of the basic melody as well, with changes in format and differences in rhythm. Garland’s melody begins with a cheerful jump in octave on the first lyric of the song, just as Kamakawiwo’oles does for the first two notes. Unlike Garland’s version were each stanza returns to the base or tonic note of the octave, Kamakawiwo’ole ends the stanza climbing to the highest note of the octave introduced in the beginning. In Tatum’s version the main melody is often lost under the many harmonies and embellishments he provides, in contrast to Kamakawiwo’oles were the melody is always present.
Joseph Kromholz was the main musician on the violin with accompaniment from Cicilia Yudha on the piano. This piece was played at a slower tempo that I compared to adagio but later in the piece the tempo increased in speed similar to allegro and then slows back down to adagio. Mozart also made the sonata very repetitive with many crescendos and decrescendos throughout the piece. The piece includes solos from both the
The tone colors of this piece were pingy and echoey. The fourth song “El burro” had a smooth short rhythm. The song was played in andante and mezzo piano. This song also had sadness, tension, and sounded cold or even threatening. The last song “A Fiddler” began with a joyful and funny vibe, but then it switched to a tense state.
The piece that was performed started off as a long somber melody that gives off calming sensation. Under this melody was a trilling sound made from thee violinist. This underlying sound keeps changing through the piece, it kept descending and ascending like it was fading in and out of this piece. This calming sensation gives the audience more of a chance to take in the melody and the rhythm of the piece being played. Along with the somber melody, throughout the piece there was a prolonged ringing type of sound as the undertone that gives the piece an interesting contrast.
Angels We Have Heard on High was played at an Allegro tempo that sent good vibes throughout the song. Hark the Herald Angels Sing was played at an Andante tempo that expressed the Flutes who are mostly composed of expression of a choir singing the song. Jolly Old St. Nicholas was played at an Andante tempo and indicated the excellence of the whole band with soothing music. Deck the Halls was played at a Moderato tempo and demonstrated the high’s and low’s of the High Woodwind range. Gabriel’s Oboe was played at a Moderato Tempo and reveals the hidden sound most audiences do not hear due to the low and sweet sound that comes out of the instrument.
It started out as a jolly, syncopated tune that was played at a relatively fast tempo. The song was played at a mezzo forte, but went into a crescendo, then reached a chord. After the chord was hit, the violin had a solo, and played a variety of rhythms, tempos, and tones. Eventually a countermelody joined in and changed rhythms, tones, and dynamics throughout the violin’s solo. There were also several dissonant sections throughout the song.
Where we went to study with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart another popular classical and romantic period composer. Ludwig Beethoven is famous for his music which is played in orchestra, symphony, or Piano. He was the composer who made Für Elise, Ode to Joy, and Moonlight Sonata. Ludwig Van Beethoven impacted the world with his music. Beethoven 's music is being played by kids and adults on Piano, Violin, and a lot of other instruments.