There is a staccato chromatic descent repeated in the chords and then the strings leading to violins in piano with rapid ascent and crescendo. Cellos and basses are also in piano descending with long low tones introduced (Kamien, 2014: 297). A death bell of sonorous bells creates an amazing atmosphere to the next section of the movement. This melody is the medieval chant Dies irae which is traditionally 8 sung in the mass ceremony for the dead. The chant melody is soon shifted up to a higher register and is played by woodwinds and pizzicato 9 strings in a quick dance-like rhythm (Kamien, 2014: 297).
The music give the feeling of anger as the pitch of the song varies from slow to very fast paced higher pitch which would invoke the feeling of anger and seriousness in audience and the song was from baroque period. The tone color for this piece was bright and ringing. The texture that are used by the song are polyphonic as multiple have two or more line at the same time while performing. The volume of the music throughout the orchestra performance varies from low to high and carries different feeling with them. The rhythm of this piece is give the feeling of energy through the use of staggered rhythm, string, and accompanied by the timpani.The Harmony of the music
The abrupt silence in between the themes seemed to build a form of climax to the piece. The English horn gave this piece so much character appropriate for the era it was composed. Throughout the piece, I like the way the English horn was the foundation of the piece and with accompaniment and response of flute and oboe made everything flow together so euphorically. The sixth piece of the evening was Canonic Sonata No. 2 in D Major TWV 40:120 Spirituoso composed by G.P Telemann.
Beethoven showed his musical talents at his young age. In 1792 he moved to Vienna and spent rest of his live there. He studied with Haydn and soon he gained his reputation as a virtuoso pianist that often showing his ability of improvisation during performance. Beethoven’s career as a composer can be categorized into three periods: (1) the peak of Classical period where most of his works shown influences of his teacher Joseph Haydn, as well as influences from other great musicians of all time such as Mozart. (2) 2nd period where Beethoven began to lose his hearing, his music changed as he expanded the traditional style forms and let it sounded emotionally more powerful and full of boldness.
The Appalachian Symphony Orchestra performed, Celebration and Remembrance. The orchestra opened with Fanfare for the Common Man. Which was conducted by Mr. Smith. It was a great way to start off a World War II and Civil War Memorial concert. It was the opening piece and the orchestra was full of energy, and came out loud and with the bang.
Shortly after George Gershwin’s premier of his iconic Rhapsody in Blue in 1924, a conductor named Walter Damrosch commissioned Gershwin to write a piano concerto that was based on a Classical concerto with orchestration. Like it’s rhapsodic cousin, this piece is a unique fusion of Classical and Jazz styles and is great fun to both play and listen to. Like the traditional concerto model from the 18th Century, this concerto was written in three movements in this order: fast, slow, fast. Another flashback to the past that is unconventionally evident in this concerto is “organicism,” which in music, means that all of the movements of a piece are thematically related. Typically, in the Classical tradition, those recurring motifs
With that being said, it also brings me to my next analysis. The Waltz of the Flowers composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was my most favorite pieces during the concert. This piece sounded magical and it got me in to the Christmas spirit. The song started off with the sweet and soft sound of the harp accompanied by the clarinets and after the generous cadenza the horns joined in. By the time the strings started playing I fell in love with this piece of music.
94 in G Major, or “Surprise”. His Symphony No. 6 reminds me of his Symphony No. 94, especially during the middle of the symphony because of its dynamics and instrumentation, but the beginning of Symphony No.6 is a lot calmer and quieter. Another first impression that I had when listening to this song was how this symphony created a clear image in my mind.
As the string instruments moved in harmony, the brass instruments were incorporated with a slow tune. The piece eventually progressed to be more theatrical. The melodies gathered pace and the music became more powerful with the consistent entries of different instruments and melodies. One category of the instrument was pursued by another and eventually all instruments were playing in harmony with each other. The ending was the peak of the piece.
This is a transitory section that leads to a much more flourishing 4/4 – 5/4 section in half time. In all my years of appreciating music, this section has impressed me the most in any piece. As Mackey’s work begins to fall into the conclusion of the piece more and more sections intensify, and then the shift to the ending results in a very grandiose return to a modified half time section. The band begins an internal call and response from brass and woodwinds and there are background trumpets calling back and forth to each other. As the tribute to Stravinsky’s “Firebird” (according to Mackey, that is what this piece is) closes, what more could be appropriate for the piece than a brilliant horn rip to signify regality and also finality?
I loved the feeling when the orchestra played really intense pieces. No on made a sound. The symphony hall was silenced. The percussion and the cellos was my absolute favorite. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center hosted the free concert day to show people how amazing art is, they definitely
To make this scene seem more intense and powerful the orchestra really matched that and grew in volume. As the ark sucked everything back into its confines you could really feel the power behind the orchestra. I remember this was one point where I became aware of the fact that the orchestra was playing the music and hearing it live only added to the