Unformatted text preview: it kept the entire concert exciting. The second song performed was
Little Drummer Boy, and there was a bass guitar and electric guitar solo. This song almost felt like it was
of the rock genre, and I wrote down that, for me, the piece would have flourished more if the main
focus hadn’t been on the guitar solo.
The next two songs were performed by the Boise State University Percussion Ensemble. The
first, Deck the Halls, included many percussion instruments like the bass drum, the marimba, the bass
marimba, and the xylophone. These instruments played yet another arrangement of Deck the Halls, and
they were all playing the same melody in different keys at the beginning. Then, they broke off and each Malloy 2
part stood out with the melody at least once. The dynamics at the beginning were forte and bright. The
dynamic contrast was more in the middle of the piece, as they ended in forte as well.
The second piece, titled Variati...
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- Fall '11
- Music, piece, BSU