Emperata Overture by Claude T. Smith (March 14, 1932 – December 13, 1987)
Claude T. Smith is a well known name in the wind band world. He has composed over 112 wind band works, Emperata Overture being his first and, arguably, best known work. This overture is in ABA form and features many soloists.
Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral by Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) arr. Cailliet
Though Richard Wagner is primarily known for his orchestral works, many of his piece have made their way into the wind band repertoire. Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral is a piece that takes place in the opera Lohengrin. In this scene, Elsa is in the midst of getting married to an unknown knight that has saved her from being accused …show more content…
Percy Grainger is one of the most well prominent figured heads of classic wind band literature. He, among with many of other composers, helped revive British folk music through his experimental compositions. Trained originally as a concert pianist, he used the untapped potential of wind ensembles as model for innovative composition. Country Gardens is one of Grainger’s most well known pieces. After playing this folk setting several times as a piano encore, he eventually had the score published. The piece broke composition sales records and paved the way for his popularity in the future.
Chorale and Alleluia by Howard Hanson (October 28, 1896 – February 26, 1981)
Howard Hanson is a well-known American music theorist, composer, conductor, and educator. He has composed many pieces and received the Pulitzer prize for his fourth symphony. Besides being an established composer and conductor, he was the director of the Eastman School of Music for over forty years. His Chorale and Alleluia is one of his most notable wind band pieces. Through not set to any particular religion, it follow much of the same feeling of joyous celebration and exaltation found in many religious
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Moses Hogan is an American composer and arranger of choral music. He was best known for his African-American spirituals. Hogan was a pianist, conductor and arranger of international renown. His choral works are performed by high school, college, church, community, and professional choirs today. His most famous work is The Oxford Book of Spirituals.
On December 7, the Monticello High School mixed and concert choirs presented a choral program called “An Olde Tyme Radio Choral Concert” in the high school auditorium. It was directed by Mr. Brett Kniess, and Janice Vetter was the pianist. The songs were chosen to put the audience in the holiday spirit, and in my opinion, it accomplished this goal. The first five songs were sung by a mixed choir of freshman and sophomores.
She has composed small pieces of compositions for instruments that are uncommon. Some instruments include the trombone, oboe, bassoon, horn, and more wind and horn instruments. She has also composed group concertos for two pianos but has also composed solo concertos for violins, pianos, and horns. The composer has many larger formatted compositions too.
He was an African American classical composer who wrote more than 150 musical pieces. Respectfully he is often referred to as "the Dean" of African American composers. He was the first African American to conduct a major American symphonic orchestra. He was the first to have his very own symphony (his first symphony) performed by a leading orchestra. He was the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company, and the first to have an opera performed on national television, which was quite a milestone for music as far as opera is concerned at the time.
He considered his music part of the category of American Music and he devoted his life to music to give new meaning to the field (Pbs). Organization of the paper: This research paper is based on the notable personality of Ellington.
When Charles Ives was twelve years old he was an organist for his church, two years later his first musical composition was played by the town band. In 1893 or 1894 he composed “Song for the Harvest Season” in which he demonstrated his musical mastery, because in the four parts voice, trumpet, violin, and organ were played in different keys. That year Charles Ives began studying at Yale University under Horatio
This piece consisted of two different movements. The second part of it was a lot more allegro, upbeat, and energized. It symbolized the eternal love that no one, not even a powerful king, could take away. The whole orchestra had more active roles and a polyphonic texture. Together they made a beautiful
About this composer. The music of Andy Akiho has been described as, “mold-breaking,” “alert and alive,” “dramatic,” and “vital” by the New York Times. He has become one of the most eclectic and sought after contemporary classical music composers. Akiho has had many commissioned premieres that include the New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW, National Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, as well as performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Music has a powerful impact on people, and can change people in a dramatic way. When people go to concerts, they don’t only listen to the music being played, they also look at what music and songs they are playing or singing, and the order of the songs. The order of the concert has an effect over whether the audience will enjoy the music or not. Above, I listed what I think the order of the songs should be. The concert repertoire should be in this certain order, based on our concert’s intended purpose, what our audience is feeling during the concert, and what Christmas means to each individual in the audience and performing.
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
Graduate Recital Program Notes: Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Poem for Flute and Orchestra Charles Griffes (1884-1920) was the director of music at the Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY from 1907–1920. He studied piano at a young age, to continue his education he moved to Berlin, where he studied piano, composition, and counterpoint at the Stern Conservatory. Griffes’s early compositions were influenced to some degree by German Romanticism, especially German Lieder. He never reached atonality in his music-making, however, at the end of his career he adopted an abstract phase that many critics among them Paul Rosenfeld, and Nicolas Slonimsky acknowledged to be impressionist and orientalist.
This essay analyses Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians, and how this minimalistic piece of Steve Reich’s later days proves to be a work of an alternative paradigm to many of his other earlier works. Music for 18 Musicians is an alternative paradigm to Steve Reich’s earlier works in various aspects. These aspects include harmony, rhythm, and instrumentation, which will the elements described and explained in this