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Report on Music Recitals A senior Gwendolyn Lee Keith at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center performed her recital Her voice was that of the highest female voice the soprano Gwendolyn performed many pieces which my program did not have The first piece had the accompaniment of a string instrument piano and a woodwind instrument flute This piece as well as many of the other pieces exhibited the use of crescendos and decrescendos The remainder of the pieces contained the same texture which was homophony The next five pieces demonstrated many intervals which enhanced the understanding of the pieces The next three pieces have a more allegro tempo The dynamics are more of a mezzo forte level which makes the song sound happier and more energetic The happier sounding pieces are usually played in a major key Than we see an example of a song that has the dynamics of piano to make it seem sad and depressing This was sung in English while all the previous were in presuma bly French Because this piece sound sad it probably in a minor key There are two pieces that I choose to focus on they are both famous pieces composed by Franz Schubert Gretchen am Spinnrade Gretchen at the spinning Wheel and Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt Only one who knows longing This piece is an example of homophony texture by the accompaniment of a piano The piano gives the listener the feeling of Gretchens spinning wheel as she sings Yudkin As it starts off the dynamics is piano and almost at the start we hear a crescendo Then the piece continues to shift from piano to mezzo forte quite often I think the tempo is moderato or possibly andante The melody is soft and long to make you feel the love she desires Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt was a piece that was composed during the early nineteenth century This is another piece that
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