Timpani Essays

  • Middle School Concert Report

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    The performance was a silent reminder of my first and last year of middle school band. I attended the Middle School Band Festival performed by the 4 middle schools put into 2 groups. Newton and Powell Middle School performed first followed by a cooperation of Goddard and Euclid Middle school. The ensemble began to The performance was concert consisting of 4 songs per group with a total of 8 songs. The first 2 songs Semper Fidelis by John Philip Sousa, arranged by Paul Lavender and Mars by Gustav

  • Friendships In A Band

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    I have been in band for 8 years.  Words cannot describe how much I have enjoyed the past 8 years. When I chose to join band in 5th grade, I did not know how many friendships I would make from one simple choice. As I got better at playing the flute, the friendships grew stronger. In high school, I was in marching band, so that means more time spent involving band. During marching season, our Saturdays were consumed with band competitions. Because of the competitions, our practice times were every

  • Persuasive Essay: Why Marching Band Is Not A Sport

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    Marching band a sport? Many people would say that is a crazy idea while others may understand it completely. Marching band is playing a musical instrument while marching a certain way to a tempo. Marching band is a form of entertainment that competes at competitions against other marching bands. Myself, knowing what marching band is and how it works from personal experience, marching band should be considered a sport. One reason that can prove marching band should be considered a sport is that

  • Geisha Dance Critique

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    General Description (10 marks) This video clip shows a dance by a geisha in the movie – memoirs of a geisha. It was filmed during the 1920-1930’s, the geisha culture has been in Japan since the 18th century. There is only one character performing this dance who is Sayuri. I chose to use this clip to tell you about Japan’s rich history and culture about Geishas as this clip shows a geisha’s performance and costume nicely. The long sleeves of the kimono has to be folded when performing in order to

  • Personal Narrative: The Marching Band

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    When I was a child my mother would take me to the Oktoberfest parade each year to watch the marching bands. I still remember standing on the sidewalk eagerly waiting for the sound of cadence from the drums; the bass drum like the pulse of a living creature and the sound still playing in my mind long after the parade had ended. Years flew by and suddenly I found myself standing in block band awaiting the three sharp chirps of the drum major 's stainless steel whistle a signal that would spark a chain

  • Ancient Greek Percussion Instruments

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    Ancient Greece is not particularly known for its percussion, but percussion nevertheless played a large role in the lives of Greeks. The cultures that most influenced Greek music were the Anatolian (ancient Turkey), Minoan Crete, Phoenician Cyprus, and Egyptian cultures. Especially in Egyptian tombs, percussion instruments similar to the ones depicted on Greek vase paintings have been found. The vase paintings are also the main sources which tell modern day scholars which percussion instruments were

  • Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Émile Jaques

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    Émile Jaques-Dalcroze was a Swiss arranger, artist and music teacher who built up the Dalcroze Eurhythmics, a strategy for learning and encountering music through development. He was conceived on July the sixth, 1865 and he passed away on July the first, 1950). His mom, Julie Jaques, was a music instructor, so he was in contact with music since his adolescence. Actually, by impact of his mom, Dalcroze formally started his melodic reviews still in his initial years Dalcroze started his vocation

  • Personal Narrative: My Marching Band Journey

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    From the moment, “If you miss the next week of band camp, someone else will be marching in your spot,” flew out of my band director’s mouth and slapped me across the face, all chances of having the best marching band season ever disappeared. Freshman year was ruined. At first, I had no thoughts, no expressions, or feelings. Then a melody of “whys?” tried to harmonize with clusters of reasons, begetting a dissonance of buzzing in my head, “Why was I being punished for going on a vacation with my family

  • Mitchell Peters Yellow After The Rain

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    The piece chosen for performance in the April Honors Recital and as the topic for this research paper is “Yellow After the Rain” by Mitchell Peters. “Yellow After the Rain” is written for solo performance on the marimba and features the four mallet technique unique to mallet instruments. Mitchell Peters was born on August 17, 1935 and is a well-known percussionist and composer. He is known for having composed pieces such as “Sea Refractions” and “Yellow After the Rain” as well as writing percussion

  • Rhetorical Analysis By Barok

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    Sarena Chandler Dr. Wakeman Orchestration & Arranging Listening #3 The Music For Strings, Percussion, and Celeste written by Bartok, is theoretically unique and composed in a very different way. This piece is in four movements, Bartok intentionally makes the first and third movements slow, and the second and fourth fast.The first movement is a slow fugue, with a time signature that changes abruptly. The piece was written without a key signature, and is instead centered around the note

  • Percussion Ensemble Concert Report

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    the audience’s attention to really listen to what was going to happen next. Then the song, went into a lighter more atmospheric section, where there were many crescendos and decrescendos. The instruments in the piece included the chimes, maracas, timpani,

  • Robert Oppenheimer's Batter My Heart

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    Batter My Heart focuses on the duality between the vocalist and the orchestra. The orchestra emphasizes the vocalist’s emotions, and the vocalist expresses his feelings through his vocal delivery and his lyrics. The aria is in a minimalist style, with each section of the orchestra playing a seemingly different part than the others. The parts are strictly metered, with a lot of staccato and swelling of dynamics and volume. These parts generally do not change throughout the section. It has a chaotic

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Research Paper

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart greatly impacted the 18th century classical period and influenced other composers through his works and musical talent. Ever since he was a young child, music was a part of his life and gave him a reputation that would go down in history. Three aspects of his life that led to his impact are his talent as a young boy, the influence of his works, and his influence on other composers of his time period. First of all, as a young boy, Mozart showed incredible musical talent

  • Summary Of The Youtube Concert 'Overture To Candide'

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    A slow timpani beat set the pulse, and the rest of the orchestra entered instrument by instrument to build the melody. La Valse lived up to its translated name of “The Waltz”, as the melody weaved a dance from the music. The upper registers swirled, with the melody

  • The Bat Motif Analysis

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    beginning on a single unison note but on the second iteration splitting into a chord. However, the overarching theme is still the same. This shows that at this point in time Bruce is still a child, overcome with fear, but the French horns and the timpani hint that something larger, and more dangerous will consume

  • Analysis Of Fanfare For The Common Man By Arron Copland

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    the soft, slightly mysterious tones that you hear within the music is quite unique. The spirit and form of this piece gives it that almost inspiring and patriotic feel. This piece is orchestrated from various trumpets, horns, trombones, tubas, timpanis, bass drums, and gongs. "It don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing") by Duke Ellington was performed in 1932, and sung in "Blue Note"; which to simply put it is a note half a step lower than what is expected. This piece is orchestrated

  • The Four Symphonies By Johannes Brahm

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    Tenth”, Brahm has managed to blend traditional structures and ideals of classical era with the rising beauty of Romantic era music in this symphony. It uses instruments like flute, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, contrabassoon, horns, trumpets, trombone, timpani and violin. It consists of four movements: Allegro (quick), Andante Sostenuto (walking pace), Un poco Allegretto e grazioso (a little quickly, carefully) and Adagio. As I tuned into Brahm’s symphony, I made sense of that this piece included evolving

  • Entry Of The Gods Into Valhalla Analysis

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    Become Ocean was performed by the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Delta David Gier. This evening was dedicated to being the 95th anniversary of the South Dakota Symphony. The theme for the evening related to water, whether that be the rolling tides of the waves, a bird swooping down to catch something, or a personal reflection that people made through associative listening. The music played had a serene and airy feeling that helped enhance the depiction of becoming one with

  • Analysis Of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

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    Music Assessment Task 5 Research Project Sungbum Park Beethoven was viewed as a transitional figure of composer between the Classical and Romantic eras of musical history. During the Classical era, the forms such as the concerto and sonata were more heavily defined and given more specific rules. Since Classical era, the Symphony was generally divided into four roughly equal sections, making the use of sonata form more effective. The Symphony

  • Symphonie No. 9 Essay

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    A Masterpiece by Mahler: Symphonie No.9 Music masterpieces should be interpreted with historical backgrounds, as they could demonstrate experience of individuals. As for Gustav Mahler, there were clues that he saw Symphonie No.9 as adieus to the world. Ub this four-movement work, he informs the world of his idea around death that it is inevitable but it cannot overpower everything. The first movement expresses a mixed feeling between despair of impending death death and fantasizing about the afterlife