Symphonic Concert Report Descriptive Essay by scribbler

A description of a symphonic band performance.
# 152183 | 875 words | 0 sources | 2013 | US
Published on Jan 10, 2013 in Music Studies (Classical and Baroque)


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Description:

The paper provides some introduction to a symphonic band, and explains that it is also called a concert band or wind band, and is an ensemble made up entirely of woodwind instruments and percussion. The paper relates that the concert program included many familiar works of classical music, but notes that because audiences are used to hearing them in their more traditional orchestrations, the symphonic band provides a new listening experience. The paper details each piece on the program and concludes that all in all, it was an engaging and lively concert.

From the Paper:

"All of the music performed in the concert was arranged in this way for a symphonic band ensemble, having been originally composed for strings or mixed orchestra. The concert program included many familiar works of classical music, however, because audiences are used to hearing them in their more traditional orchestrations, the symphonic band provides a new listening experience. For example, the tonal quality of a woodwind/brass instruments are very different from the strings we are used to hearing prominently in orchestral music. In many of the pieces on this program, the instruments with higher registers and "lighter" tone tended to be used where traditionally the first violin, second violin, and violas would be heard. The instruments with lower registers and richer tone quality (e.g., trombone, bassoon) tended to be used often where one would expect cellos and string bass. I can imagine that it would be a challenge for an arranger to match the tonal balance of the original piece when setting for such a different group of instruments - considering matters of register, tone quality, and volume."

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