Sample Music Critique

Sample Music Critique - John Doe MUS 189 B Review of a...

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John Doe MUS 189 B Review of a Symphonic Band Concert Miami University, Hall Auditorium, September 1 st , 2007. Last night, I attended the opening concert of the Miami University Symphony Band in Hall Auditorium. Going in, I wasn’t sure what to expect. When I think of band music, I think of marching band and John Phillip Sousa or something like that. By the end of the evening, however, I was surprised by the many different kinds of pieces that were performed, and also by how much I had enjoyed the concert. The evening opened with the Wiener Philharmonic Fanfare by Richard Strauss. This piece was written for brass instruments and percussion, so only about twenty people were on stage. It opened with a slow, stately trumpet call, which was answered in the horns and trombones in imitation. Later, there was a break in the texture, and the rest of the brass joined in a hymn-like melody that gradually morphed into a martial sounding theme. I noticed that whenever the music changed, the trumpets usually took the lead, and the other instruments would follow, imitating the trumpet phrases. Throughout the
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2008 for the course MUS 189 taught by Professor Varner during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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