Concert Report Essay

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For this concert report I chose to go to a performance of student composers held at the Kimball Recital Hall. I chose this one because I wanted to see some of the talent that my peers have in the music realm, and also it was one of the only concerts I have been able to attend because I usually work at night. It was impressive to hear pieces composed by students. I cannot imagine creating something as complex as a musical composition, much less actually performing it, so this aspect of the concert was particularly awe-inspiring. There was a large attendance, and I think that much of the audience consisted of friends of the composers and/or performers. I went with three friends, who I convinced by telling it would be interesting to see…show more content…
This was a fairly simple and straightforward piece. It started out slow with small building crescendos, which became more and more powerful. It had a dark, moody sound and I think that I was played in a minor key. There were many reverberating note to convey this eerie and sad tone. It became progressively more dramatic and intense, constantly repeated with stronger tone color. The fifth piece was called Epileptical Bipolarity by Chris Wheeler. The piece was written for trumpet with a piano accompaniment. It had three movements; the first was centered mainly on the trumpet. It started with low notes and a slow tempo and built to a lively and quick expression of joy and energy. The second movement was played with the trumpet muted. It was much, much slower in tempo and used much lower notes, played within a very small range. The third movement starts out livelier and continues with an upbeat sound. The melody seems almost recognizable and is, therefore, comforting to listen to after the sad second movement. Then the melody stops abruptly and the piano joins in to finish the song. The sixth piece was called This The Moment sing Me a Song by Craig McGill. This piece had two singers and a piano accompaniment. The song is about a glorious moment when two people meet or possible fall in love. Regardless, it is a very important moment in the lives of the couple, represented by the male and female singers. The song talks about

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