Clarinet Performance

Sarah Rapp Period 5A

Turkish March

From "The Ruins of Athens". It is a well-known classical march. It is written in Turkish style(which was popular at the time). It was first used in "6 Variations of an Original Theme" in 1809.

Clarinet Recital

Monday, May 2nd, 12pm

1717 40th Avenue South

Fargo, ND

About Me

I'm 14 years old. I'm in gymnastics and I play soccer. In my free time I like to watch Netflix, jump on the trampoline and hang out with my friends. I also have two older brothers.

Composer

The composer for this piece is Ludwig Van Beethoven. He was born on December 17th, 1770 in Bonn, Germany. At age 21 he moved to Vienna, Austria to study composition. He gained a reputation as a skilled pianist. In his late 20's he began to lose his hearing. During the last decade of his life he was almost deaf. His most admired pieces were written in the last 15 years of his life.

Arranger

The arranger for this piece is Bruce Pearson. He was born in 1942 in Elk River, Minnesota. He attended St.Cloud State University and had his Bachelors of Science in 1964. He became an elementary school teacher for 30 years and gained experience training, composing, and directing school bands. He is the author of the Standard of Excellence Book 2. Today he is a conductor at Scottsdale Bible Church.

Definitions

mezzo piano- moderatly soft

forte- loud or loudly

staccato- sharply detachted note

tie- curved line connecting the heads of two notes

sharp- higher in pitch

crescendo- a gradual increase in loudness in a piece of music

piano- soft or softly

accent- emphasize

natural- accidental which cancels previous accidentals

decrescendo- decreasing

2/4 time- 2 quarter notes taek the beat

Reflection

During the project I have enjoyed being able to go my own pace and decided what I wanted to work on that day. I also liked having enough days to get the research and the practicing done without having to do anything at home.
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