Running head: ANALYZE EACH CONCERT PIECE
AnalyzeEach Concert Piece
ThreeDance Episodes from Rodeo by Aaron Copland
Thispiece exhibits a sense of unity and variety in the instrumentals.This represent an elaborate level of instrumental integration. Thecomposition resembled the symphonic form with an energetic openingmovement, slow movement, minuet, and finale. Rodeo applies thetraditional American folk tunes. It presents a highly rhythmic motif.The purpose of the music is to express the issues in a love trianglewhere the cowgirl inhabits affection for a head wrangler, who also isinterested in the Rancher’s daughter. The music shifts to a liltingmelody. The music is conducted with much vigor and vim. The volume ofthe performance fluctuates from occurrences of low and highthroughout the show. This is a production of the 19th Century. Thechoreography and the instrumentation reflect a perfect harmony in theperformance.
CorralNocturn by Aaron Copland
Thisperformance also involves the cowgirl’s character, who is entangledin a competition with city girls over the Head Wrangler. In the musicshe is depicted to express affection for one who does not notice,eventually exiting the scene with one of the other girls. Thisperformance was also set in the 19th Century. The performance ismoody, yearning and melancholy. The cowgirl is imbued with sadness.The music addresses the fate of a woman who thrives on violence andnarcissism of the male folk.
SaturdayNight Waltz by Aaron Copland
Theperformance portrays the cowgirl as sad. She is in isolation andgives up hope that her plight is only short-lived. The music ismoody. The tempo varies from high to low throughout the music. Therhythm is on the beat, and the flow is sweet. The unity and varietyexpressed in this performance are strong because the voicescomplement one another. This piece was performed in the 19th Century.Its volume is regulated by the pace of the show. It increases anddecreases at different intervals.
Hoedownby Aaron Copland
Themusic has rhythm and unity and variety in instrumentation. The rangein instrumentals unites in a sweet expression of melody. The musicbegins with dynamism and verve. The cowgirl is taken by a ratherkind, respectful and honorable cowboy who shows her her worth. Thesong is conducted in the right tempo, which is on the beat. Theperformance depicts a classical tune.
Bugler’sHoliday by Leroy Anderson
Itis a semi-classical music. The performance represents what it wouldbe like if the three buglers were on vacation. It requires light,fast double- tonguing to achieve melody. It has a fast tempo. Theunity and variety showed in this piece is amazing, and it culminatesinto a sweet rhythm of the music.
WashingtonPost March by John Sousa
In1889, John Sousa composed this music to premiere an award for thechildren’s essay competition. The tempo is fast throughout theperformance and the unity and variety that is achieved ensure a sweetrhythm. The music depicts harmony in the instrumentals and generalmusic composition. There are many instruments played in theorchestra.
Suitefrom Inside Out by Michael Giacchino
Theperformance portrays a fall and rise of the pitch. The tempoincreases then falls as the music progresses, making the music haverhythm. The instrumentation exhibits unity and variety integrating acollection of instruments to produce a sweet melody. It had theviolin, trombone, trumpet, piano among others.
Marchfrom the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Itis played by four trumpets in unison, and every one of its shortmotives starts with a dotted militaristic rhythm. There are off-beataccents in every bar. These syncopations add a lightness to theMarch. It has a very steady sound, and its continuance gives us thefeeling of harmony in the performance.
Rey’sTheme from Star Wars
Thestart of the music with violin sets the pace for a sweet tune andcreates rhythm when all the other instruments join in. It is suchmelodious in nature. The harmony in the instrumentation is pleasant.The theme has an underlying military quality. The volume of theperformance is weak at the start but increases as the song progressto the end.
Hedwig’sTheme from Harry Potter
Itbegins in a quiet tone, in a small volume, with a single instrumentplaying but is joined by other instruments along. The tempo is slowat in the beginning but increases while the song progresses and thevolume increases also. The performance gets rigorous towards the end,but the tempo is maintained in the high, causing a pleasing effect.
Adventureon Earth from E.T.
Itis played in a low key. The different instruments express differentpassions. The music is curious and upbeat. The music tenses up as agovernment agent asks what they are doing, and it is all let out asMicheal drives away with the tube thing still attached. The unity andvariety of instruments causes harmony in the music. This is classicalmusic.