Famous performer, Terry Johns, is one of the world’s best French Horn players. Johns appearance in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra has made him highly respectable in the world of music. Johns performance was also revealed in the movies; Superman 2, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and The Clash of the Titans. Another well-known French Horn performer, Sarah Willis, is the first and only women to join the brass section of one of the world’s most celebrated orchestras, Berlin Philharmonics. Willis began playing in the Berlin Phil’s wind ensemble, but soon later gained the courage to become a soloist.
Idea B is unified in the piece keeping the same instruments as Idea A to keep the rhythm. The dominant instruments during Idea B introduces new sound sources and adds variety to the piece. The overall pitch of this piece is low but the piano during 2:18-3:17 gives variety by introducing a higher pitch.
Charles Parker Jr. born on August 15, 1920 grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, he was known for his nickname “Bird” or ‘’Yard bird’’. He was one of the most influential people of the Bebop era, because of his iconic way of playing the saxophone. When he was a young boy he quit school to pursue his dreams in the music industry, in his early career he rejoined Jay McShann’s band where he made his first recording in the year 1940. In the year 1945 he made his debut with his own band playing alongside Dizzy Gillespie, both started to develop a new innovative style of playing music which was known as
The form of the song is AABA 32-bar and has variety moods throughout the melody, for instance, the beginning starts off with a nice and easy tone as Sinatra sings while there are a few sudden pauses for some of the instruments playing. After the first verse, the melody of the song becomes vigorous and bouncy which keeps a positive sounding pitch. Towards the end of the song all the instruments end the tune all together right after Sinatra sings the last verse. I think “Luck Be a Lady” is a good song, moreover the lyrics are interesting in how luck is being referred to as a
The final poem of significance is Jazzonia, in which Hughes experiments with literary form to transform the act of listening to jazz into an ahistorical and biblical act. Neglecting form, it is easy to interpret the poem shallowly as a simple depiction of a night-out in a cabaret with jazz whipping people into a jovial frenzy of singing and dancing. But, the poem possesses more depth, when you immerse yourself in the literary form. The first aspect of form to interrogate is the couplet Hughes thrice repeats: “Oh, silver tree!/Oh, shining rivers of the soul!” Here, we see the first transformation. The “silver tree” alludes to an instrument used to perform jazz (probably a saxophone).
Evocative of much of the work he composed during his younger years Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 is a testament to his genius and mastery of classical musical forms. Written when he was just eighteen years old the composition is a concise and peculiar example of classical Sonata form. Instead of having an introduction before the exposition Mozart ops to present the primary theme of the piece’s Allegro movement at the start of the first downbeat. Exceptionally melodic the primary theme of the movement start with an authoritative leap of an octave in the violins.
As a fifth grader, I had little to no idea of the context a trumpet plays in. Only now do I appreciate the versatility in style that this brass beauty lends itself to. The trumpet is as well-rounded as an instrument gets, integral to many different genres. I play in wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble, pit orchestra, marching band, brass quintets, solos, and more—but not without major adjustments to my playing technique. I have the privilege to lead an amalgam of sections, filled with distinctive individuals; it is only through this variety that I was able to identify a singular leadership style—what works and what doesn’t—across all groups.
“On the Sunny Side of the Street” performed by Esperanza Spalding is a jazz and blues song about letting go of your worries by “walking on the sunny side of the street. The song is excellently performed and watching Esperanza Spalding perform was entrancing. The song was very cool and had a nice bass behind it. The light nature of the song was perfectly complimented by the low bass and free flowing piano notes. Many solos were performed and each one carried the liberating feel of the song forward.
The dialogue and lyrics are straightforward and full of ironic elements, which bring a lot of fun to enjoy. The transition from lines into a song is pretty smooth. For example, when Shrek is “hurt” by what Fiona says and his anger reaches a climax, he naturally starts to sing to express his emotion. In addition, the music, which embraces several styles such as pop, rock and jazz, also add dynamics into the show. So in sum, the writing of the show is well-done.
As the major story plot in the prose, the steady life of narrator and free life of Sonny are the representations of the steady bass clef and boogied treble clef respectively in piano blues (Harrison, 2013). Altogether, these two clefs compose a tune of a piece of piano music, just as the plot of the story. Conclusion Sound is inescapable. As a type of sound, music is perfectly infiltrated and combined with a well-constructed story plot prompted by brotherhood and redemption. In this way, Baldwin successfully portraits the new form of jazz, the minority music in the 50s in America alongside with the protagonists’ internal struggles and evolvements.
Not many get the opportunity to survive four years of training at one of the most prestigious and demanding performance schools in the country, one that has been around for over a century. According to the article “A Brief History,” “Juilliard was founded in 1905 as the Institute of Musical Art by Dr. Frank Damrosch; in 1926 the Juilliard Graduate School and the Institute of Musical Art merged to become the Juilliard School of Music” (par. 1-2). Dr. Frank Damrosch, who was the godson of pianist and composer Franz Liszt, created the Institute to allow American musicians to study music without having to go abroad. Augustus Juilliard, a wealthy textile merchant, left behind a settlement for the development of music and the two schools soon merged
Concert Review 6 This year’s West Bay Community Band concert on December 17th was an excellent concert based on the theme of Christmas music. The performance took place at Mills High School in their own theater and had the new staging previously used in their Winter Concert. The Band, Saxtet, Euphonium Quintet, and the Flute Trio had some individuals with the Holiday spirit. The band seemed pretty relaxed and were at ease when playing their selections regarding A Christmas Festival. Winter Wonderland was a played at a Moderato tempo with the Flutes and Clarinets being the most active players in this song.
Ken Schaphorst, a composer, trumpeter, and educator with more than a decade of experience leading big bands, counts on a great lineup of musicians and friends, including a few former students from the New England Conservatory in Boston. Schaphorst’s modern big bands are typically packed with trendy and inventive jazz instrumentalists, and for this new album, entitled How To Say Goodbye, he maintains this feature. Donny McCaslin, Ralph Alessi, Chris Cheek, Uri Caine, Jay Anderson, and Matt Wilson are incredible performers that don’t need any introduction. Shifty and animated, the title track immediately lets us know about the leader’s art of orchestration. The tune was written for the trumpeter John Carlson who envinces absolute confidence and takes the lead through thoughtful moves.