Setting movement one a choral fantasia, movement four a Unison chorale, Bach used 4-part choir together with orchestra represented by violin, bassoon, piccolo, horn, organ and double reeds, creating its vivid timbre while not losing sacred sense. The heart of the orchestra, violin, leads a different melody from SATB, introducing main fluctuations of the music and displaying an overall emotional style. Other instruments, for example, the bassoon performs correspondingly with the choir in the similar melody and speed, setting lower extent of steady harmony [Bach, Wachet auf, movt. 1, 0:57-1:17], The organ plucks major chords ornamentally, picturing an angel touching the church wall and flourishing the music in triple meter [Bach, Wachet auf, movt. 1,
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.
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” has been performed by many inspirational instrumentalists, and singers, who have added their own personal touch to the classic. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version of “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” can be compared and contrasted with Art Tatum and Judy Garland’s version in many ways. This short essay will include how each artist used elements of music differently, including texture, timbre, melody, harmony, and rhythm. First, the timbre of Garland’s voice is soft and sweet with a lot of vibrato. In addition the string and wind instruments have soft tones that couple with her voice to give the version a dreamy feel.
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.
Willis began playing in the Berlin Phil’s wind ensemble, but soon later gained the courage to become a soloist. One of her famous performances, Rossini 's "La Danza”, including a low horn solo, caught the views of many people because she performed the piece “as strong and loud as the guys”. I chose these particular sites because it reveals the importance of the French Horn and how it was implemented in many famous pieces, including movies and
Although Rome had already implemented many of the techniques and devices that Corelli used, he was still seen as an innovator. He is noted for composing and performing instrumental music which was more uncommon than the more popular vocal style. Corelli did not just compose and perform, he was in charge of all operations of the ensemble. For instance, Corelli was in charge of securing transportation,
It is one of Beethoven’s best pieces that are still played all around the world for orchestras. Beethoven has made such an impact on the classical music world form the 1800s until now and it is portrayed through many aspects. It takes hard work and dedication for orchestras to perfect the sound that is intended and that is what also makes the piece
Leonardo da Vinci’s Renaissance art Leonardo da Vinci was an inspiring Renaissance artist who is known for his most famous works including the “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper.” Da Vinci studied laws of science and nature, which educated him on including the fundamentals in his art as a painter, sculptor, and architect. (Da Vinci's early life and career helped produce well-liked art during the Renaissance. His work inspired many during the Renaissance with his prestigious artwork, making him a dominant artist during the Italian Renaissance due to being the first to believe the art was connected to science and nature. Leonardo Da Vinci was engrossed in the study of the arts at a young age. He received no formal education beyond the basics of reading, math, and writing.
As a result of patrons like them, Renaissance learning and art was truly able to flourish in Italy. One of the most well known art patrons was Cosimo de Medici (1389-1464), who had a humanist education and could understand the Greek language, but he also had a passion for learning and was very wealthy. Cosimo, and later his grandson Lorenzo, set new standards as patrons of the arts, founding libraries and sponsoring artists such as Donatello and Botticelli. They treated their artists with respect for their talent and individuality. The Medicis commissioned many exceptional woks of art during the Renaissance.
Milton Babbitt was an extraordinary composer, philosopher, and intellectual who contributed immensely to the world of music. I used several books and scholarly resources to learn about his interesting life dedicated to his love of music. I used three books that allowed me to learn about his music, philosophy, and theories. These books included: Milton Babbitt: Words about Music, The Collected Essays of Milton Babbitt, and An Introduction to the Music of Milton Babbitt. I also used a scholarly article from Oxford Music Online to learn about the biography of Milton Babbitt, and how he became so interested in music.
He succeeded, but sadly did not join because of the age requirements, but he did remain in Milan to continue striving for his goal. Little did he know, that his hard work will lead to him becoming the most appreciated Italian composers of the Romantic Era. Guiseppe will always be remembered for unique operas and the impact that he left in the history of music. Throughout the rest of this report, you will learn about Guiseppe Verdi 's works in the opera through a whole new and more accurate
The oratorios did not require a large budget to produce, and Handel even translated them into English for his London audience. There, they sparked a wildfire and quickly became a new craze. Though the majority of his compositions were vocal, Handel did not neglect the instrumental side of things. His series of overtures, which were mostly in the French style, his double concertos, and organ concertos all give him the credit of a orchestral
The last song “A Fiddler” began with a joyful and funny vibe, but then it switched to a tense state. It was played in mezzo forte with short and long rhythms. The next conductor, Steven D. Davis, of the Conservatory Wind Symphony started off with “In Paradisum” by Rob Deemer. I realized that the star of this performance was the saxophone. The saxophone had a smooth and light feeling.