Carnegie hall Essay

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On Sunday afternoon November 21, 1999, at 2:00 p.m.at 419th Concert Worldwide, 330th in
New York, 218th in Carnegie Hall I attended a MidAmerica production that presented the New
England Symphonic Ensemble. This concert contained several different compositions by large
groups of musicians, including an orchestra band, and chorus. This concert was divided
into three different parts. First there was the Vivaldi which was divided into 12
sections. Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse was the music director, Raymond Sprague was the
conductor, Judith Von Housers Voice was the soprano, Mary Nessinger voice was the Mezzo
soprano, and Elizabeth Hastings was the portative. There was a reprise in the first
section Gloria which opened up the symphony.


Following the first intermission the musicians performed Magnificant by Mohaycn, Ave Maria
op 12 by Brahms, Magnificant by Vaughan Williams, and Canticle of Mary by Larson. Nancy
Menk was the conductor, Judith Von Houser's voice was the soprano and Mary Nessinger the
Mezzo-soprano. The first three sections were settings of the magnificant text all for
women's of tremble voices and orchestra. This recital was more dramatic due to the
addition of the precussion that added a yelling sound in the end of the last section
Canticle of Mary which portrayed Mary's free spirit. Also they played a solovin oboe
Manificant by Williams.


Following the second intermission the musicians performed the Puccini which was divided
into six sections. Solveig Holmquist was the conductor, Thomas C. Laine was the tenor and
James Demler voice was the baritone. The chorus carries the major burden of their music.
Thomas C. Laine presented the tenor in Credo, and James Demler presented the baritone in
Agnas Dei. This piece also contained fugue and a chorale. Also all the instruments were
blended together to produce harmony.


In the first part of this recital the vivaldi, contained a string Quartet. After the first
intermission, I looked down at the podium and noticed that the precussions were added
which included the timpani, bass drum, tylophone, and cymbals. In this recital Nancy Menk
was the conductor, Judith Von Houser was the soprano which played a high note, and Mary
Nessinger was the Mezzo-soprano which played a slight softer note. This part of the
concert was divided into four pieces. First there was the Magnificant by M. Haydn (the
orchestra accompaniment was edited from the composer's manuscript by Mark Nabholz). This
piece consisted of strings without violas, two french horns, and an organ. The flute in
this piece represented the Holy Spirit, while the full orchestra commented on Mary.


The second section Ave Maria, op 12 by Brahms contained a string Quartet. This was a
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