The University of Indianapolis music department held two departmental recitals on April 2 and April 9.
The recitals are either written note recitals or spoken note recitals. The written note recitals have brief summaries of each composer available in the program, while the spoken note recitals have the students performing say a short summary.
The written note recital on April 2 showcased seven students who performed a single selection each. The selections varied among voice, string, piano, flute and trombone.
Sophomore history education major Stacy Anibas was in the audience and enjoyed the performance.
“I liked [the performance],” Anibas said. “I like hearing classical music.”
The musical selections included “The Awakening,” by Eric Coates; “Pie Jesu,” from “Requiemi,” by Fritz Seitz; “Intermezzo I,” by Bohuslav Martinu; “How Could I Ever Know,” by Lucy Simon; “Sonatina,” by David Uber; “Suite Modale,” by Ernest Bloch and “Concerto No. 5 in D Major,” by Fritz Seitz.
Senior music tech and recording major Tiera Davis, who performed Martinu’s “Intermezzo I” on the piano, said that it was one of the hardest pieces she has learned.
“This piece was one page and had no time signatures,” she said. “It was very dissonant and a hard piece to play.”
According to Davis, the piece has no meter signature and only three bar lines, which is why it is difficult to perform.
The spoken note recital on April 9 showcased seven new students. It included the compositions “Fantasy Piece,” by Robert Schumann; “Pavane Pour une infante défunte,” by Maurice Ravel; “Picnic on the Marne,” by Ned Rorem; “Gaelic Suite,” by R. Bernard Fitzgerald; “Waltz in A Flat,” by Johannes Brahms; “Tableaux de Provence,” by Paul Maurice and “Dante for Marimba and Piano,” by Peter Tanner.
Another recital will take place at 12 p.m. on April 23.