I think that there are two musical ideas in this piece with the pattern AABBAAB. Idea A starts at the beginning and ends at 0:16, then repeats itself until 1:21. Idea B occurs during 1:22-2:17 with a saxophone carrying the melody of the piece. Idea B is started again during 2:18-3:17 but this time, a piano takes the melody. Idea A begins again at 3:18-3:45 and repeats again at 3:46-4:15.
The band started out at about a mezzo piano, and was very repetitive. Throughout the song, countermelodies would come in, and there were several melodies playing by the end of the song. The song ended on a chord and in order to dismiss the children after the song, the band played a few lines from the opening measures of Jaws to “scare” the children off the stage. The final song in the concert was the “Imperial March” from The Empire Strikes Back, and John Williams himself conducted the song.
This idea was an interesting start, because it caught the audience’s attention to really listen to what was going to happen next. Then the song, went into a lighter more atmospheric section, where there were many crescendos and decrescendos. The instruments in the piece included the chimes, maracas, timpani,
The beginning of the piece sounds really sad and slow as well as a little dark. The French horn starts the piece off, which is followed behind by the singers. The tempo is slow and the pitch range is narrow with a homophonic texture. This piece had very few dynamic changes and there were no tempo changes, yet there were some mood changes. I enjoyed the emotions behind the piece and how it changed from sadness to something heavenly like.
The introduction of the piece is the same as that of “The Raiders March”, but with strings playing in the background. The A melody begins with the trumpet as the strings fade out (0:07). The first minute and a half of the song is played the same as that of “The Raiders March”, though due to differing sound equalization, some parts stick out more or less than they do in the original. For example, in the third repetition of the A melody, one can more clearly hear the xylophone accompanying the melody here than in “The Raiders March”. The piece begins to differ more significantly after the break following the third repetition of the A melody when the piece modulates down a half step instead of up like in the original (1:37).
The opening piece for the evening was “Entry of the Gods into Valhalla” written by Richard Wagner. This specific song was taken from Das Rheingold and was written in the Romantic Era. “Entry of the Gods into Valhalla” starts with deep mysterious music
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.
The ambiguous sounds of the middle, give an uneasy feeling of impatient monotony, while the concluding movement is in a revelatory and joyous mood with occasional clashings of dissonance and jazzy inflections. The two Serious Little Pieces are charming miniatures: the first, a swift pointilistic whirlwind, the second, a slow waltz. Scored for wind quintet with baritone saxophone, a rustic sound is
Although this is somewhat long duration compared to other music that listened before, the segment of the piece is played repeatedly so that I used to observe this music. The pinches in this work are unfamiliar to the audiences because they are not standard chromatic scale, which is equal temperament. The unique tuning system and the performance style increase the tension of the