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  • Orchestra

    An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble that contains sections of string‚ brass‚ woodwind‚ and percussion instruments. The term orchestra derives from the Greek ορχήστρα‚ the name for the area in front of an ancient Greek stage reserved for the Greek chorus.[1] The orchestra grew by accretion throughout the 18th and 19th centuries‚ but changed very little in composition during the course of the 20th century. A smaller-sized orchestra for this time period (of about fifty musicians or fewer)

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  • Evolution of the Orchestra

    philosophy‚ and art have changed the way people live forever. In a world where technology has gone from telegrams to handheld computers‚ the fact that the musical world has also seen dramatic changes often goes completely unnoted. More specifically‚ the orchestra sector of the musical realm has undertaken a quite noticeable evolution within itself. By listening to a composition from each of what are labeled as the four major eras of music‚ the Baroque‚ Classical‚ Romantic and Contemporary‚ one can hear

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  • The development of the Orchestra

    The orchestra as we know it now did not exist before the 17th century. At the start of this century the orchestra was just beginning and developing on from the renaissance era where orchestras had only just began to be used rarely and only in tiny groups‚ with a small range of instruments. The main factors influencing this development include: instrumental technology‚ different classes of the public‚ playing techniques‚ economics‚ the role of music directors and changes in musical tastes. The

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  • Orchestra Essay

    began to replace them. Even though the violin family began to replace the viol family‚ the bass viol‚ more commonly known as the contrabass or double bass‚ was still used. Throughout this time period‚ the cores of the ensembles were string orchestras(5)‚ orchestras consisting of only string

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  • Orpheus Orchestra

    Rotating Leaders: Orpheus Orchestra The Orpheus Orchestra is a unique full function‚ Grammy winning‚ twenty eight (28) member‚ Orchestra. Orpheus is considered unique because it is comprised of world class musicians who perform and practice without a conductor. Because of this fact Orpheus has been described as being leaderless‚ but this is not the case as each member is a leader and is given the opportunity to contribute to the innovation and creativity of the Orchestra. This type of structure

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  • Orchestra Concert

    I was unable to attend either of the two symphony orchestra concerts this semester due to my busy schedule as a rugby player‚ however‚ I had attended a symphony orchestra concert last Fall semester with my girlfriend for her St. Josephs College music class at the Stony Brook University Staller Center. I was hesitant to use this experience as it was slightly over a year ago and I fear that I may have forgotten certain important details. I can still remember certain key elements from the concert

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  • Symphony Orchestra

    I have never been personally a fan of the romantic orchestra music but going to listen to a concert live is breathtaking. I attended the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra‚ Masterpieces concert with music director Fouad Fakhouri performing Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.1 in D major. There was a full stage of musicians and a complete choir to back it up. The first half of the performance was a complete orchestra of woodwinds‚ strings‚ drums‚ brass‚ excreta and a

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  • Concert Orchestra experience

    The University Of North Texas College Of Music presents: UNT Concert Orchestra I went to the UNT Concert Orchestra on Wednesday‚ October 3rd‚ 2012. It was held in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center at 8:00 pm. The Concert was led by Conductor Clay Couturiaux and featured soloist Christopher Deane‚ who played the Marimba. The first piece was Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky‚ Op. 35a (1894) by Anton Arensky (1861-1906). The piece was written in 1894‚ in tribute to Pyotr

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  • Orchestra Concert Essay

    was performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra had performed Shostakovich’s “Symphony NO. 7‚ Leningrad” from the Romantic era. The orchestra was a large ensemble (1) containing various instruments that contributed to the overall sound of the piece. Since the orchestra was a large ensemble‚ just like the instrumentation common in the Romantic era‚ the orchestra was able to perform in a lively‚ vigorous manner‚ probably vivace (2). The orchestra performed tutti (3)‚ in which all of the

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  • The Orchestra of the Romantic Era

    The Orchestra of the Romantic Era The Romantic Era was a time of many changes and innovations. While the Classical era was a time of restrictions and laws‚ the Romantic period saw the opposite. It was a time of experimentation – artistic freedom and creativity. There was a change in the way that composers wrote. They began utilising various emotions in their writing‚ as if to tell stories through their music. They began experimenting with new musical ideas. They began to move away from traditional

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