Music Appreciation, Scott zedel
I went to see music concret an Pomona College on Sunday, November 23. This concert was profermenced by Pomona College Band, which consisted of nearly thirty instrumentalist who played brass and percussion, including flute, rumpets.The Pomona College Band is the concert band for the
Claremont College. Funded by Pomona College, its mambership is drawn from students, faculty and staff of the Claremont Colleges, and the members of the local community. Its goal is to prepare significant music in a collaborative atmosphere for performance at the highest level. The whole concert wes played in a small room, have no any chord instruments. Started with the sousaphone, the concert performed three section. The last section I am not going to discuss because it is a symphony in a popular style. One of the other sections was played by the entired orcheastal and the another one played by a soloist and a part of orcheastal.
The first piece I am going to discuss is the A Huntingdon Celebration by Philip Sparke
(1951 present), a great English romanticism composer. In my opinion, the song combined romantic style and late Barque atyle. It was adheres to the fourmovement symphonies form. And it was in a beautiful, lyrical meldies In this concert, it was played by flute, tympani, trumpets, etc. The movement sounded like it was main in sonata allegro form because the first theme was played as solo, and the second theme was played by the entire group. It also included ritornello form from
Baroque period. The first part of the song which is nearly three minutes is the tutti and act as the A in
ABACADA form. The melodies of the song are disconjunct and the texture of the song is
polyphonic. I think the song is absolute music that doesn’t tells a story and is a simple exists for the joy of notes.
The second piece I am going to discuss is the Concerto for Tuba and Orcheatra included three movements: Allegro marcato, Tranquillo and Allegro furioso by an American composer, Barbara
York (1949 present). All movements were instrumental composition for toba soloist with orchestral accompaniment. They were the typical classical style music; they belonged to the orchestral, concerto form. I think they replaced the complex imitative polyphony of the late Baroque with homophonic text. It sounded like the three movement cycle. Because the first…