Music Concert Report

957 words 4 pages
Billy Hong
1st Concert Report
Prof. Schonbrun

The chamber music concert was held in Manhattan School of Music at 5:00 pm Friday, April 15. The concert was conducted by many instruments with various types of music. The atmosphere was fairly intense as the concert hall was approximately the size of an average home living room with about 35 people in the audience. The camber concert was divided into two major parts with an intermission of 15 minutes in between the parts. As for this concert report I would like to focus on primarily the music pieces I’ve liked and the experience I have had.
The first part of the concert was diverse and colorful as the beginning two pieces were featured by both violin and cello. These two
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The most enjoyable composition I liked was the “Sea Songs” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. His music was strongly individual, with the modal harmonies characteristic of folk song composers. Ralph Vaughan Williams was an enormously well appreciated musician of the English composers in the 1872. He wrote works in almost every type, from operas and symphony to choral works for amateurs as well as for highly professional choirs for neglected instruments such as harmonica and tuba, a suite for pipes. I really enjoyed the quality and variety of the melodies is deeply satisfying. In this piece, the rhythms swing and stride at one moment and are raptly processional at another. Following is the harmonies, to me, it is rich and can be colorful or strange and foreboding. The string sounds are most carefully specified to give a translucency of texture appropriate to the subject which I found often poised. The orchestra is used characteristically as well as the sonic range is absolute enormous. Together, I feel that they evolved an incredibly rich and varied emotion. “Sea Songs” by Ralph Vaughan Williams performed with numerous of instruments such as tuba, clarinet, and flute. Overall, in my opinion, this composition really gives me a subjective impression in my mind. It is something that I can picture the freshness of


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