Concert Critique

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The concert I choose to attend was the Palatine High School's Winter Solstice concert. It featured the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Jazz ensemble.

The concert band's first song Sovereign Variants by James Curnow starts of very lively and staccato with the melody being played by the upper woodwinds. The melody then switches to the low brass and they play it very legato almost slurred. It is then passed through different sections in the band each time played quicker. This piece was well played and I enjoyed listening to it.

The second piece was King Arthur Suite composed by Henry Purcell. The first movement "Jig  starts off with a royal fanfare with the trumpets playi

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