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. Jingle Bells was played at an Allegro tempo and articulated the sweet sound that comes from the whole band creating a swing beat to match a nostalgic preference of Christmas being so close. The Flute Trio expressed their excellence in soothing music from their selection Silent Night played at an Andante tempo. Their other song Carol of the Bells played at a Moderato tempo and was quite lively with each player playing different tunes all at the same time. The song selections were perfect for the theme and they had a familiar
I like how all the instruments played blend together naturally. This is what makes it sound very nice and calming. Sometimes, it sounds like there are birds singing in the background because of the light notes that are being played. This symphony may have been composed for an exciting event such as a wedding or awards ceremony. The composer may have officially composed this not very long ago.
The moment the ensemble started playing, my boyfriend and I were instantly drawn into the music. I was surprised to find myself enjoying the music as much as I did. The group came together so perfect, it was like they were meant to be playing together. Each member had a solo and I have to say that every one of them nailed their part. The vocalist, Mark Christian Miller, had a soothing, calm, yet extremely powerful voice.
The Chamber Ensemble Concert took place in Corley Auditorium in Webster on Monday May Second at 5:30 PM. This was definitely my favorite concert, the music was so relaxing and smooth. I felt like I could just record it and play it at home, it was just so beautiful. I’m one of those people that loves music so, I like to experience new sounds, melodies, and tones. I enjoy all the sounds that one instrument can make and how people find inspiration to make something so beautiful.
His influences are blended with Gerry Mulligan’s way, and this combination is fueled by penetrating improvisations of Luis Bonilla on trombone and Brian Landrus on baritone sax. Schaphorst also takes the opportunity to display his skills on trumpet in “Global Sweet”, a somewhat spiritual chant enveloped in glamour. The album couldn’t have had a better ending with “Descent”, an impulsively groovy (impeccable foundation by Jay Anderson and Matt Wilson) and vividly swinging piece that shakes us with its emotional robustness. The tune features the irresistible pianist Uri Caine, who becomes lyrical whenever accompanying and effusive when improvising, and also Ralph Alessi whose melodic movements and rhythmic contortions are both impressive and opportune. Schaphorst’s genius compositions come from the heart and the thankfulness toward the talents who have been sharing music with him is translated into honest tributes and magical reciprocation.
Overall I really enjoy the concert that the Field Band performed. The Army Field Band plays with amazing articulation, tone, tempo and the pulse of the music is very easy to hear. Another thing that they did very well in is dynamics. Their crescendos and decrescendos were very effective, like the whole band plays as one. The sound pyramid that the band had was superb because there are a lot of low brass and less higher octave
He’s an amazing singer, especially when he sings live. Unlike others, he doesn’t need auto-tune to make his voice sound better. He can sing live at a concert and hit high-notes like Mariah Carey and it always sounds amazing. His vocals are amazing and sometimes make you want to shed a tear. He sang songs called “Blame it”, “Hot Wings”, “Love Changes”, “Gold Digger”, and many more.
Some of the other composers during this period are overpowering in the dynamics, rhythm, and tempo. Debussy’s music is more subtle. The piece of music I chose for the quite approachable is “Afro-American Symphony, IV” by William Still. Still’s work was quite approachable because his music related to so many people because of the subjects he chose. His music had this easy to listen to presence.
I enjoyed this song reminded me a lot of my childhood, because it is sung like a lullaby making you feel calm and relaxed. After the Choral Society performed their set the Concert Choir began their set with Let the People Praise Thee by Maurice Manhart. This piece was among my favorites for the night, it was performed acapella by a group of twenty-two singers. The opening of this song reminds me
The first concert I choose to attend was the UMKC ensemble series. It featured the wind ensemble and the wind symphony. The first song that Joseph Parisi, conductor, started with was “The Duke of Marlborough Fanfare” by Percy Grainger starts of very slow and deep with the melody being played by the woodwinds. The melody also sounds very prideful as if it is part of a end of a war and they feel proud at what they accomplished.This piece was well played and I enjoyed listening to it. The second piece was “The Gum-Suckers March” from In a Nutshell by Percy Grainger.