The spectacle of the show really enhanced that mood because of the music and the lighting that went along with the show. Even when no one was singing there was soft music playing but only at times of love and or suspense, and some times the music would crescendo up or down. The audience did seem very attentive to action going on during the show. I know that personally I was very into the show. All of my actions were very spastic and during times of shock that we would get during the show.
The ease with which the Sopranos sang, greatly contributed to this contrast as well, and established the idea that even in the darkest moments of a person’s life, beauty can be found, if they chose to discover it. This particular piece also contained seamless transitions between parts of both the song and of the choir, along with the use of voiced consonants and the beautiful choice of vowels. Next, The University of Utah Chamber Choir sang, “Curse Upon Iron” by Veljo Tormis. The quick tempo often made this song difficult to understand because of how muddled words would become. However, when the tempo decreased, the choir had nice open vowels and voiced consonants such as a “k” on the word “cursed”.
Sophie Shao and Milana Strezeva displayed this well in their performance. Sophie Shao’s cello performance and Milana Strezeva’s piano performance was definitely beautiful and enjoyable to my ears. I have attended multiple orchestral concerts and piano recitals, but Sophie Shao definitely had the most emotion and enthusiasm in her playing. I could tell by the way she spoke of each of the pieces and how she described the composers that she was very knowledgeable in the field of music and how much passion she had towards both music and the cello. I enjoyed the performance to the fullest extent and I hope to see hear her play again
The song its self is very repetitive and tuneful. Also, since you can see the girls singing the song, visually, it gives us even more of the story and really shows us how much the sisters love singing. They do an excellent job of expressing the lyrics with little movements and dances, especially during Patty’s solo. Patty gives amazing expressions with her face and really tells the story. Making the music even more enjoyable to watch and listen too.
‘Romanticism encouraged composers to seek individual paths for expressing intense emotions, such as melancholy, longing, or joy. Composers respected conventions of form or harmony to a point, but their imagination drove them to trespass limits and explore new realms of sound’ (Burkholder, Grout and Palisca, 2014) Discuss this statement as an interpretation of the Romantic concept of music in relation to one or more genres. Cite as many examples as you think appropriate; choose one work in particular and write a detailed critical/analytical account of that work. The evolution of music can be viewed as a linear timeline of key, innovative composers who have far-reaching influences upon the sphere of music and perhaps epitomise the societal views
The singers sang this piece with many of the same tone quality as in Messiah, but the overall balance was better. In Feast of Carols, the men could be heard just as well as the women. In the future, I would love to sing this piece because it has a magical element to it. The piece is constantly morphing seamlessly into the next small section of a carol. At the conclusion of this wonderful piece, the choir and orchestra received a massive standing ovation from the ecstatic crowd.
It is commonly stated in literature that Beethoven’s violin concerto is the most preformed violin concerto today. It has a beautiful sound and is a rewarding challenge for a violinist to learn and preform. Although not well received when he first wrote it, he must have known how important if was because he re-wrote it for the piano. He did not write the cadenzas for the violin concerto but he wrote them for Piano Concerto op. 61a.
The piece I will reanalyze is the Prelude from Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G major, which was the most representative pieces of baroque music, and it was played with cello as the solo instrument. This prelude is recognized as one of the best-known movement from the entire suites, and it is widely adopted into many modern films and commercials, for example, movies like How Not to Disappear Completely, Irrational Man, and TV series like Parenthood all cited the prelude as their soundtracks (Johann, n.d.). With the familiarity and the knowledge acquired through this semester, I will appreciate this brilliant piece of music in terms of four aspects, that are the instrument, background, composer, and the musical techniques. First, instrument.
The analogy between the theme of the first movement: Molto allegro e con brio and the one in Mozart's C minor sonata K 457 is widely known and discussed. However, in Beethoven, we have this unique dialogue between voices and fragments, where phrases oppose to one other, conflict and start again in different
The Nightingale Concert Hall provided great acoustics for the performances and fit well with the overall style of the concert. With this hall being a decent size, the music really amplified through the venue. I felt as if I was listening to a recorded version of the performances, that’s how good it was. The audience must have felt the same way I did about the performances because at the end of the concert the musicians received a standing
The Brass and orchestra instruments really add to the piece. This song is also religious. My favorite selection was “Carol of the Bells.” This was my favorite because I have always loved fast, and upbeat music. I also liked how they used many different bells, and played them on the accents of the song. I also liked how the men were singing one part, while the women were singing another.
Angels We Have Heard on High was played at an Allegro tempo that sent good vibes throughout the song. Hark the Herald Angels Sing was played at an Andante tempo that expressed the Flutes who are mostly composed of expression of a choir singing the song. Jolly Old St. Nicholas was played at an Andante tempo and indicated the excellence of the whole band with soothing music. Deck the Halls was played at a Moderato tempo and demonstrated the high’s and low’s of the High Woodwind range. 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.
For children it could get tedious and tiring sitting and listening. So to prepare them you could introduce them to Jazz orchestra and ensemble music. You could also make a connection to social studies and history about the background of the songs and to Jazz Music in general. I didn’t have much expectations to begin with for the concert. I usually go to pop and modern concerts so I think this was a nice change of environment.
Their sound projected well into the audience. My second favorite band was probably Derby because they were such a big band. Their uniforms made them look very sharp and cohesive. Also, because of their size, their sound was very well blended and it was harder to tell if one person missed a note here or there. Furthermore, I had almost had to like this band even more because of my girlfriend.