|Abstract: ||A composition is more than notes on a piece of paper. It becomes music when it is played by a musician and heard by an audience. It has three main points for a composition to have its worth: the composer who compose it, the musician who played and the listener. This is why musicians hold recitals and invited people to hear. Composers had to compose many works so the musicians had new works to perform. The importance of these works and the recitals is the message that the composer or the musician wants to convey to their listeners. The listener also must have ability to listen in order to explore more joy in music.
Before a musician can convey a message in the recital, they must know what they are doing, whose piece they are playing, what kind of piece and what is most important in that piece; the genre, the history, etc. This work is played and listened to, not only for musicians but also the listener, in order to make the moment that music is played unforgettable and that we can praise God for the beautiful music we heard.
This essay, will analyze the pieces that I played at my graduation recital on Thursday, November 26, 2009. The compositions I played were:
Passacaglia in c minor, BWV 582 (J. S. Bach, 1685 - 1750)
Jesu, meine Freude, op. 87 no.2 (S. Karg-Elert, 1877 - 1933)
Sonata 8 für Orgel (W. Stockmeier, b. 1931)
Chants d’oiseaux from Livre D’Orgue (O. Messiaen, 1908 - 1992)
Allegro from Symphony no.2 op. 20 (L. Vierne, 1870 - 1937)
This essay will be divided into three chapters, as listed below:
Chapter I: The introduction, the explanation of motive and purpose of this essay, and also the area of writing and content.
Chapter II: From those five recital pieces, it will be divided into three sections. Section one is the organ symphony, the two composers’ biography and structural analysis of these two compositions.
Section two will be about the bird song, and also the two composers of these pieces and the structural analysis of the bird song.
Section three, consists of one composer, and the dance song, Passacaglia and its analysis.
Chapter III: Conclusion of this essay.