Vaughan’s style is very virtuosic. She began her career with an already large range and well-toned voice, but unlike her peers, her vocal diversity grew as she aged. Her quick and prominent slow vibrato was almost operatic in its quality, milking each and every note. (Gridley) Sarah Vaughan had many popular tunes, but her most well-known are "Misty", "Broken-Hearted Melody", and “Send in the Clowns”. "Misty", one of Vaughan's most famous works, was recorded in 1957.
The piece ended very loudly and intensely with a extremely quick tempo. I have thoroughly enjoy this performance by the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, conducted by Christian Reif. Every aspect of the performance, from the intonations to the style, was executed flawlessly. Before this concert, I expected the quality of this performance to be worse than other concerts that I have attended to because it is a youth orchestra, but they have surprised me and proved me wrong. The orchestra played like a professional adult orchestra, and it was even one of the best orchestra performances that I have been
“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.
My favorite part of the piece was in movement two, section B. That was when the violins supported the clarinets with theme two. It was the closest thing to a solo with the violins that you could get. I have always enjoyed the sound of a violin and I believed that it complimented the clarinet very
The first movement of the Swan Lake Suite, Scene, which began with the violins playing with an oboe solo on top. The oboe was playing various crescendos and decrescendos at a mezzo piano dynamic and the tempo was moderate. This ends with the high woodwinds playing a string of the melody, passing it to the low brass with the strings very quietly in the background and then what seemed to be a diminuendo. The second movement of the Swan Lake
Another thing that he did was enhance the melody of clarinet, through his Clarinet Trio in C for Viola and Piano, the Clarinet Quintet, and the Clarinet Concerto. He loved the tone and character of the instrument, but through these works, he brought these characteristics out a bit more and “creates an apotheosis of melody, in which one tune seems to flow out of another naturally, spontaneously, organically, as though the melodic material were breeding within the tissue of the work” (Johnson 115). These works aren’t just pieces of
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.
For example, we hear church bells in the beginning demonstrating the feel of tolling the death knell which indicates that some one died,while the timphony demonstrates anger towards the end and then there is a piccolo/ flute solo at measure 78, and the brass section demonstrating rage and anger towards the end of the piece. Adding on that, there is a unique oboe part too. This piece also gathers a wide variety of dynamics and expressions making it interesting to play. For example, in the first few measures it starts slowly and softly which gives a sad, funereal feel, then when the alto saxophones, tenor saxophones, and clarinets join,they begin piano then transition to mezzo forte and then returns to piano again. This process gives a feeling of how the sister feels guilty and angry and upset all at the same time for not being able to support her sister before she died.
It’s many people’s first introduction to this magical world of beautiful sounds. A rhythm is very identifiable, even if the composer changes all the notes and the harmonies. After doing some research about this piece, I learned the Fifth symphony is in four movements: sonata, andante, scherzo and finale. The music itself is so strikingly dramatic,
Track 2 (“The days of Wine & Roses”): This my favorite track name of the title because I think it a unique name. This song would make me want to drink a glass wine and listing to this song. Ed Thipen was truly mastermind in this song because the cymbal was a huge part of the song. Oscar Peterson solo at 3:39 was really short but hit the notes smoothly.
After a while, it brings us lusty protests delivered in the form of cyclic harmonic episodes. The shortest tune of the record, “Sequoia/Kings Canyon”, features Wadada in great interactions with his peers, especially AkLaff during the final improvised section. The brilliant suite culminates with the sparse “Yosemite”, an exercise in contemporary chamber music. Cerebrally structured and emotionally haunting, this is a literate masterpiece that will marvel not only the trumpeter’s followers but also the avant-gardists in
Many different types of bells were used in this piece. This song seemed much shorter as well. The final piece that I really liked was called “Joy to the World.” This piece I really liked because it had a soloist that had a beautiful voice.
I do think racial origins did affect the way these pieces were performed. African music is highly syncopated and rhythmic, often utilizing accents and outgoing behavior to draw attention to the piece. In contrast, the European influences for jazz were more introverted and subdued, resulting in soothing pieces that, while rhythmic, don 't always give extra syncopation. I liked both pieces a lot and the trouble with picking a favorite depends a lot on my mood. Today, I would have to say that I would prefer Singin’ the Blues.