Woodwind Ensemble Concert Report Sample

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Bob Jones University Woodwind Ensemble: Concert Report One On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, I attended the Woodwind Ensembles that was held at Bob Jones University. There was a total of nine well-performed pieces from the students that sounded very pleasant and harmonious to the ear. The woodwind ensemble consisted of various types of wind instruments such as the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, English horn, bass clarinet, bass flute, alto flute, and piccolo. The transition from one piece to another was smooth with good variations of tempos, meters, style, and movements. The first opening piece of the evening was Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 83 Allegretto. This piece was originally composed by James Hook between the time of 1786-1832. This musical…show more content…
The generic name of the piece is Trio, Op. 87 Finale: Presto. This piece was played by three musicians with the following instruments: an oboe, clarinet, and English horn. This piece was fast paced and in a homophonic style. 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. You can definitely tell that this piece was composed in the baroque era. You can hear the elaborated musical ornamentation throughout the piece and the canon technique of both flutes in a major scale. The sound of this piece sounds jolly and yet adventurous with its steady consonant tempo and trills. This by far was one of the shortest pieces that I heard throughout the evening and yet…show more content…
1 Op. 18 Scherzo composed by Felix Mendelssohn. This piece was performed by five musicians four of which played the regular clarinet and the fifth musician played the bass clarinet. I never knew a bass clarinet existed, but now I know that it does. It looks very similar to a saxophone but played really low notes similar to a bassoon if not lower. The ending to this piece was a bit ire due to the Allegro and crescendo ending and the use of the bass clarinet to emphasize emotion. Overall, a great piece to hear due to its variations of contemporary sounds that brought intense emotion, especially towards the
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