Orchestrally, it is scored for strings, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, two flutes, one piccolo, two oboes, one English horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four French horns, two trumpets, three trombones, two harps, and one cimbasso. Musically, this opera is very directly vigorous. It sticks to the widely used concepts of arias, duets, finales, and choruses. His fine music often excused the glaring faults in character and plot lines.
There were a lot of instruments you could hear when you first listened to this piece. The first instruments that I heard right away were the violins, flutes, and oboes. As I kept listening I noticed the clarinets, bassoons, cello, viola, and the French horn. The instruments that seemed like they were the most important in this piece were the violins, because they started the piece and through-out the rest of the piece they were always there being the main part of this piece.
Many of the characters in the play are stuck playing a comedic role or a dramatic role, but Flute is one of the characters that gets to play both, again, making him a much more rounded character. Playing the part of Thisbe requires
Adam Mikulicz’s bassoon solo to open the piece captured the audience while Emily Clements added colour and ornamentation with both the flute and piccolo. Jodie Upton on clarinet and Peter Facer on the oboe encompassed style, texture and timbre which broadened the sound of this small ensemble. Conducting on the side, Facer kept the ensemble together in demanding sections. Julia Brooke with her angelic horn sounded like an entire brass section packed into one instrument and finally, Gladys Chua tied everything together with her outstanding
“A Music Faculty Recital” at Prince George 's Community College was actually the very first concert I’ve been to that included Baroque style. The environment created a nostalgic yet modern and elegant mood; something that made you feel like you were in the late 1700’s yet still in modern times. The songs were mostly enjoyable and we 're all well played. This concert included an ensemble: the flute, the cello, the piano, and the harpsichord. Peggy Bair, who played the flute, was very enthusiastic. Irma Cripe, who played the cello, was quiet for the first part of the concert but gradually became more important throughout the concert. And lastly, the virtuous Gary Kirkeby, who played the piano and harpsichord, served as the backbone of all parts of the concert and made this concert very enjoyable.
15. What was a baroque orchestra like? As well as violins and woodwinds, the baroque orchestra contained continuo instruments such as the harpsichord and theorbo. The orchestra was generally small with a maximum of thirty people.
The concert opened with A Moorside Suite from England; it began quietly accompanied by the clarinet and saxophone. The tempo started out slowly, then shifted to fast and back again to slow, throughout the entire piece. There was an appearance of a few soloists including the oboe, clarinet, and saxophone. This movement ended with the entire orchestra leading to a final chorale that builds to a fortissimo climax.
At 0:46 they introduce the first orator/conductor by the name of Michael Tielsson Thomas. Everyone applauds him. He explains what the audience will be in for for the evening. Then, clips of some of the orchestra members appear on the wall via projection. At 07:15 the orchestra then begins to play Allegro giocoso from Symphony No.4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms from the Baroque Period. It was written in Austria by 1880s. The symphony is scored for two flutes (one doubling on piccolo), two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, triangle and strings.
It was performed by the CSU Graduate Brass Quintet, consisting of Nikolas Valinsky, Matthew Chanlynn, Emelie Pfaff, William Gamache, and Heather Ewer. While Valinsky and Chanlynn played the trumpet, Pfaff played the horn, Gamache the trombone and Ewer tuba. This quartet accomplished a wonderful work by the different melodies, pitches and dynamics. While the tuba was heard more in the background due to its low pitch, the most significant instruments were the trumpets. Not only did they provide the highest pitch but it was also heard as the main instrument because of their rhythm. Together, this group of brass instruments created a dense rhythm by providing the audience with several layers of music on top of each-other. Altogether, I enjoyed this piece the most. It made me feel happy, excited and joyful.
During the Baroque period, instrumental music was written for every conceivable size of ensemble. On the smaller side, the Baroque sonata offers one of the finest examples of chamber music. Two types of sonata are found during this period: the sonata da chiesa (church sonata), and the sonata da camera (chamber sonata). The sonata da chiesa was more somber, while the sonata da camera was, much like the suite, usually comprised of dance forms. The gigue from Corelli's Sonata for 2 violins and lute is a fine example of the sonata da camera
The court orchestra consisted of twenty-two players. Bach’s function was mainly a violinist, however he also played harpsichord. Bach, on occasion, wrote some of the music that was played. During this period he wrote strictly for the organ, and he was rapidly becoming known throughout the country. As time went on, people were coming to see him far and wide.
The instruments played are the piano, violin and double bass. The piano is normally in a mid-high range because at some parts it should be heard the most. The violin plays in the lower range but when it has the main melody, it gets played in the higher range to be heard more easily. The double bass has a low register and is just used to help create the harmony for the piece.
The use of the flute in the play, Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller enhances the work’s meaning and heightens the literature’s level of art. Throughout the play, the flute makes numerous appearances, each time bringing much symbolism to the scene. The flute represents Willy, the protagonist's, memories of his father. As the play begins, flute music plays symbolizing Willy’s overwhelming life as well as his abandonment issues. The flute appears again and portrays Willy’s father’s haunting him. In Act II, the flute resurfaces to portray the hardship Willy faces as a result of his father’s leaving him isolated. As the play comes to a close, the flute music plays for the last time to finish the ongoing theme of desertion that Willy feels. The symbol of the flute in the play greatly enhances the plot and adds another dimension of art to the play.
•Woodwinds: (piccolo, flute)- The piccolo is the highest pitched instrument of the orchestra. The shrillness from the piccolo can be heard by the audience, even when the rest of the band is playing fortissimo. The piccolo is much smaller and consists of only a head and body, as opposed to the flute which is much larger and has a head, body, and foot. The flute is known as the soprano voice of the woodwinds, and is frequently played as a melody instrument. Both the piccolo and the flute have the same fingerings and are both able to play rapid repeating notes, scales, and trills. The flute and piccolo look very similar, which is why the piccolo is known as the flauto piccolo, meaning little flute.