Music Essay

1053 Words Nov 15th, 2014 5 Pages
Concert Attendance Report

I went to go see Musica Antiqua Koln on Tuesday November 7 at the L.A. Philharmonic. The concert included the works from such famous composers from the Baroque period such as Heinrich Bach, Johann Christoph Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, Johan Sebastian Bach, Johann David Heinichen, and Jan Dismas Zelenka. All of whom were either friends, relatives, or acquaintances of Johan Sebastian Bach. Prior to going to the concert I was not sure what to expect, I have been to concerts and small shows many times, but I have never been to a classical concert. Throughout the concert, I played to role of a perceptive listener which I believe is largely due in part to this class. This class has given me a whole new
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There was a pretty even tempo throughout the modal harmonies. To be honest, I liked this piece but often the vocals in music form the classical period become repetitive. Maybe I need to give cantatas more of a chance, but I would personally rather just listen to the instruments.

This next piece was composed by George Phillip Telemann with the title “Septep in E minor, TMV 50:4”, which consisted of two oboes a bassoon, two violins, two violas, and double bass. His use of dynamics in the builds up tension and greatly influences the mood of the piece. The form of this piece is a 2 part A-B. The tempo in this song varied throughout, it alternates between slow and fast movements. There is a great deal of harmony in the melody of this piece through the chordal accompaniment.

“Widerstehe doch der Sunde”- Cantata, BMV 54, by Johann Sebastian Bach has a solo vocalist singing in alto, two violins, two violas, and a double bass. The mood of this piece is greatly influenced in the beginning by the double bass. It is an extremely unique piece at one point the two violas and the two violins are playing the same notes at the same time.

The next piece by Johann David Heinichen “Overture in G Major”, which consists of the following instruments: two oboes, two violins, two violas, and a double bass. In this piece continuo is a very prominent factor in

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