this is an essay i had to write for my music class. it has to be five paragraphs. the teacher said he will check for run ons/grammar
I went to the MDC Jazz Band & Jubilation Dance Ensemble. The conductor was Matt Bonelli and the dance coordinator was Michelle Grant Murray. The concert was held in the McCarthy Auditorium Room 6120 on Tuesday, October 28 2008. The concert started at 7:30 pm and ended at 8:40 pm. There were 5 jazz performances, and 4 dance performances happening mostly simultaneously.
The first piece Wind Blues had a very harsh sound, hard to listen to. It was very loud. There were four girls dancing in the front. The trumpet part sounded the best. It had a metered rhythm, it became faster toward the end. The composer stood during the performance. The 2nd work Archa was very easy to hear. It had a slow tempo at the beginning, metered, crescendo at certain points. It mostly stayed at the same volume. The horn & trumpet had solos at the front. It was longer than the first piece.
The 3rd work was mostly a dance, with the piano playing. It had crescendo in the beginning, harsh sound, unmetered. The harmony was polyphonic. The piano player and trumpet player begin playing at the end. The 4th work was called Three More Foxes. This piece was very easy to hear. It was metered, highly syncopated. The composer stood in the front. The harmony was polyphonic. It had a fast tempo. It had accents at different levels, not an easy tune to hum to. It will suddenly get louder. The end is the loudest, towards the end becoming dissonance.
The 5th work was called Snakes. The bassist was an Anglo Saxophone player. The piece was metered, loud. It had an easy theme to recognize. It became gradually louder. It had a conjunct rhythm. The last piece was Groovin Hard. It had a harsh sound, forte. It begins with forte dynamics to crescendo. It was metered with a conjunct background. The piece was polyphonic. It had a mezzo background then crescendo, then back to subito forte, then back to mezzo.
I really liked the trumpet and trombomes solos the two performers played. I liked how they mixed in the dance with the jazz playing. The dancing was very original. I would go to another jazz concert. It was better than I expected.
Essay/Term paper: Concert paper 3
Essay, term paper, research paper: Music
See all college papers and term papers on Music
Need a different (custom) essay on Music? Buy a custom essay on Music
Need a custom research paper on Music? Click here to buy a custom term paper.
February 20, 1997
Concert Paper #3
On Feb 20,1997, I attended a piano concert that was performed by Barbara Wieman. The performance was held at the American River College Music Department choir room. The choir room holds about 100 people and every seat was taken and students were seated on the floor. The audience was dressed casual as everyone was students trying to do their concert papers. Barbara Weiman was also dressed casual but nice. The piano concert started at 12:20pm and was finished at 1:05pm. The program started with a piece from L.V. Beethoven called Sonata in F minor, Op.57. This piece can be characterized by an intense, dramatic use of fluctuating dynamics. It was as if the crescendo was not allowed to climax, then is aborted by a sudden change to pianissimo. The so called Beethoven motif was used throughout the piece, very effectively I might add. Barbara Wieman was very animated performing this piece and seemed to be very emotional while playing. This piece was very distinct and there was an effective use of rests that was displayed. I would call this piece very serious. After Beethoven we were treated to F. Schuberts Impromptu in G flat Major, Op. 90, No.3. This piece was very pleasing to the ear so we could call this consonant. The music seemed to flow and had a great rhythm. This piece was romantic in nature and probably that is why it was written in the romantic era. C. Debussy "s Feux d"artifice (fireworks) was the next piece played. The harmony was very obscured in this piece of music. The theme trying to be presented in this piece was as if fireworks were going off. The notes were ever changing and there was a very good uses of all the keys of the piano. This piece was not very pleasing at all and I did not care for it at all. From looking around the room it seemed other people would agree. After that unpleasant piece was played we were lead into La Cathedrale engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral). It was very slow starting but eventually started building the tempo and then seemed to drop off and become very slow in tempo. This piece seemed as if it were trying to tell a story. Alot of people seemed as if the were going to sleep. The last piece was changed from S. Prokofieff to Chopin"s Ocean Atrium piece. This piece had rhapsodic melodies giving the illusion that the piece might have been improvised. It was very moving and flowing using melody and harmony. Very pleasing and also from the romantic era. What a great way to end the piano concert. Everyone enjoyed the music so much that she provided us with an encore. She played another piece by Chopin. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about music to take your class. This has been a great experience for me.
February 17, 1997
Concert Paper #2
On Feb 15,1997, I attended a concert put on by the Sacramento Chamber Orchestra. The performance was held at the Dietrich Threatre, Sierra College in Rocklin. Dietrich Threatre seats about 500 people, and on that evening there was about 300 people present. The concert dress was casual for the audience but the Sacramento Chamber Orchestra performers were dressed in tuxedo"s for the men and black outfits for the women. The performers consisted of 8 women and 10 men. The orchestra was conducted by Zvonimir Hacko. Programs were provided and the concert followed the printed program very well. The starting time was 8:00pm and finished at 10:00pm.
The style of music played varied because of all the different musical era"s represented. Mozart from the classical era, Dvorak from the romantic era, Bartok from the early 20th century, and Copland from our present. The Sacramento Chamber Orchestra consisted of Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Piano, and Harp. When combined, the performance was outstanding and uplifting.
The concert opened with Mozart"s marvelous miniature, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" which stands for ("A Little Serenade"). Mozart"s Serenade, which is like a tiny symphony, was conducted and played with exemplary care. The tempo of the music was upbeat, it"s dynamics were managed thoughtfully, and the musical form presented consisted of alterations that were superb. The "romance" of the second movement was hushed and tender, the finale was as light as air.
After the finale of Mozart"s we were treated to the Dvorak Serenade in E opus 22. The Dvorak was in five movements lasting a little over half an hour. The waltzes of the second were a bit of folk flavor, and were quite beautiful. The third movement, Scherzo, was dance like and soulfully romantic. The fourth movement,Larghetto, was even more soulful in mood, which deepened as its melody passed from the violas to the cellos. The finale brought us back with a touching recollection of the very beginning of the work. The Bartok Divertimento was in three movements. It can be best described as continuous, fascinating, exciting and full of action. The melodies were strong, as were the rhythmic pulses and dissonance"s. So much was happening that all you could do was go for the ride and enjoy it. The last major piece was by Copland, called Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra with Harp and Piano. The Copland piece was in two movements bridged by an unusually long cadenza(Soloist), that lasted over three minutes. The soloist seemed to dwell on the lyric sweetness of the first movement and then signaled the merriment of the second movement. The first part struck me as very slow but the second part was very rhythmic,very perky, and was passed around appreciatively by all, while the piano and clarinet were trading ideas with each other. All in all, this piece signaled excitement and was made very enjoyable with the clarinet and piano. As this was my first Chamber Concert I was not sure what to expect. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I"m looking forward to my next concert.
Other sample model essays:
Technology / Consumer Appeal
CONSUMER APPEAL Advertisers of today have strategically combined commercials and television shows in order to sell products. Gloria Steinem discusses a similar idea in her article, "Sex, Lies,...
Movie Reviews / Crime Scene
The cultural majority in America is up in arms over the rising levels of violence and horrific images that have seeped into popular entertainment. Movies, television, and music have always been co...
Music / Critique Of Romeo And Juliet
There have been many romantic films made in the past as well as now in the present, from Wuthering Heights to Pretty Woman. But, one of the most romantic of all films is the story of Romeo and Jul...
Music / Darius Milhaud
DARIUS MILHAUD Darius Milhaud est un composer trÃ¨s fameux. Il a habitÃ¨ dans le Bras d"Or Aix-en-Provence. Mais, il est un jeune homme juif qui est trÃ¨s inconnu dans ce pÃ©riode. ...
Music / David Selznick
Â³I have a different concept of producing than other producers. Some producers are money men, and others are just lieutenants. For me to produce is to make a picture. As a producer, I ...
Music / Dead Man Walking - Indepth
The motion picture Dead Man Walking provided a non-fiction insight into the world of crime, justice, and capital punishment. The film cast several characters from different backgrounds an...
Movie Reviews / Dead Man Walking
People in society today have changed their feelings towards humanity and religious practises. This change is seen clearly in the movie "Dead Man Walking." The characters go through changes in th...
Music / Dead Poet's Society-Significant Experiences
Significant experiences; the twists of life. Significant experiences are moments in life that create change not only in one"s present period of life, but also dramatically alter one"s view of ...
Music / Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society Scene where Knox Overstreet is on the telephone to Kris. Knox Overstreet played a fair part in the film Dead Poets Society. One particular scene that Knox was in was ...