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.
Quixote’s theme is first presented in the solo cello part and is soon joined by solo violin and English horn. The second theme is first found in the bass clarinet and tenor tuba. The themes are said to mimic the voices and feelings of the two characters. The piece doesn’t always have a clear-cut form, but it uses elements of concerto and variations. The first theme can we heard in the form of windmills as seen in measure 60-78.
The second variation is induced by the electric guitar. The melody of expressive guitar’s solo is written in minor key, and the consequence of that is melancholic feeling in the song because of the *sad notes* which are used. After the solo the orchestration is getting bigger because the brass and piano are added in order to prepare a new transition. The counterpoint is done by the trombones and that leads to a transition. While the piano creates the counter melody, the voices are starting to be heard in the background.
Then the melody resolved in the recapitulation which was slow and had soft-moving tonality. The second movement was a simple lullaby. Finally, the last movement I found the lifting tune which the soprano saxophone was played in a high volume and accompanied by a chorale played by the rest of the quartet that has been slightly distorted. The last music piece, which was written by Pierre Lantier, named Andante et Scherzetto made a great closing to the evening with a moderately soft sound. I was really impressed at the climactic end with a coherent melody which was made by the soprano saxophone.
“What a Wonderful World” was played by six instruments: the violin, the flute, the drum, the double bass, the trumpet, and the harpsichord. All of these except the flute were played throughout the song. The flute was played at a specific time though. This song made new fans of all generations, all over the world Miles Davis (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was ahead of his time as he moved from bebop to a new style cool jazz. Miles Davis was the most prominent trumpeter in the cool jazz musicians.
The stringed instruments were the accompaniment; therefor, they began with harmonics, chromatics, and tremolo for various measures rather than having a moving part. The melody was given to the flutes and soloist, Sami Junnonen, who was also very talented. The song was about 22 minutes long and he had the whole piece memorized. It sounded very sad, but soothing simultaneously. There were visuals around the theater, which made it easier to understand and visualize what Lopez was trying to describe when writing the song.
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
This symphony did a great job of being quiet if their part wasn’t the melody or harmony. For example, in the first piece by Tchaikovsky the low brass had the baseline and the woodwinds had the melody, so the low brass played at a piano level, while the woodwinds played at a mezzoforte level. Throughout the first song, the orchestra did a nice job of going from forte to piano in an instant. Also, when they gradually grew or dropped down their dynamics, they were in unison. Towards the middle of the piece, there was a round starting with the brass.
This song started off with short, allegro drum break. After the drum break, the brass section came in with the melody. The woodwinds played the accompaniment to the melody. The melody was very upbeat and exciting. The melody was played as a Refrain.
I think I liked it more because it had no singers it was just the instruments. I got more of a jazz feeling with listening to the instruments. I know the jazz we had been learning had singers, but I feel like it is better with just instruments. I feel like the instruments itself tell a story. The feeling I got with this performance was energy, a feeling of wanting to play