Wind Concert on December 4th

On December 4th, Wind Ensemble Concert was held at DeNault Auditorium in University of Jamestown. The members of Wind Ensemble played several pieces, and the audiences were greatly entertained by them. In this article, I’ll let you know how this concert was.

Among the program, the first piece was “…Go” composed by Samuel Hazo. This music was literally active, and I felt that I wanted to move. Its feature was like bright tone. Besides, it was a piece of music played by a combination of many sounds.

The second piece was “Salvation is Created” that was composed by Pavel Tschesnokoff. This music is a kind of sacred song and prayer statement for the Orthodox Church, but, later, Tschesnokoff composed the music to this prayer letter. That’s why the music had a relaxed and gentle atmosphere.

Third, “Command March” was composed by Samuel Barber. The title literally comes from the commando army. This music had a military-like sense of discipline and severity, and the constant rhythm of the drums seemed to lead the entire piece.

When I heard the fourth piece, “Colorado Peaks” that was composed by Dana Wilson, I felt like a different majesty and severe tone than the previous one. I think the entry of the music was tricky and drew the entire audience in this performance.

The last song in the program was “Pageant” composed by Vincent Persichetti. The impression of the performance of this piece was completely different between the first half and the second half of the entire piece. The first half of the music was relatively slow, but as the second half progressed, the speed increased.

All the performances in the program were excellent. However, as soon as I thought all the performances were over, more music was waiting for us at the end. It was a Christmas-inspired song in line with the current season. After all the performances, the curtain came down. It was the first time in a long time for me to appreciate music. Through the concert, it was a heartwarming experience surrounded by great music. I believe that there will be a lot of music events for a while here due to Christmas. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to attend these

events!!

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