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Murray Avenue 

Classical Kids Music Class

Week of 3/10

 

We discussed the story and Edvard Grieg's music of

Peer Gynt

Prelude to Act 4 (Morning Mood)

In the Hall of the Mountain King

From my friends at Classical Magic 

"Morning Mood" Theme

and with lyrics

"In the Hall of the Mountain King" Theme

and with lyrics

 

An abridged version of the Peer Gynt story:

 

 

 

 

 Murray Avenue

Classical Kids Music Class

Week of 3/3

 

Antonio Vivaldi

Happy March 4th Birthday!

(1678-1741)

Just one of the movements from each Season:

Spring: Allegro

Summer: Presto

Fall: Allegro

Winter: Allegro

 

 

From my friends at Classical Magic 


Spring theme with 

  lyrics 

 Summer theme with  

lyrics

Autumn theme with

lyrics

Winter theme with

lyrics

 

We also listened to the introduction of Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery

by Douglas Cowling and Walter Babiak

 

  

Murray Avenue

Classical Kids Music Class

Week of 2/25

 

We discussed American composer, John Philip Sousa

and listened and marched to his Washington Post Theme and

Stars and Stripes Forever

 Stars and Stripes Forever with funny lyrics  from my friends at  Classical Magic.

We also read by Mike Venezia

 

 

 

Murray Avenue

Classical Kids Music Class

Week of 2/11

 

We read the story and listened to the music of Tchaikovsky's romantic

Sleeping Beauty Ballet

Sleeping Beauty Waltz (orchestral)

 

From my friends at Classical Magic 

Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Waltz- Act 1 Waltz Theme

and with lyrics

We also read:

 

"Sleeping Beauty: The Story of Tchaikovsky's Ballet"   by Jean Richardson

and

        "The Fairy Tale Book of Ballet" by Rosanna Hansen

 

 

 

 

Murray Avenue

Classical Kids Music Class

Week of 2/4

 

We discussed 2 versions of the romantic story and ballet Swan Lake,

composed by Tchaikovsky.

Dance of the Swans-orchestral 

From my friends at Classical Magic 

Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Theme (excerpt)

and with lyrics

We also listened to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture-Finale 

and read by Mike Venezia

 


 

Murray Avenue

Classical Kids Music Class

Week of 1/28

 


We discussed and listened to Camille Saint-Saëns' spooky

Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre with funny lyrics by my friends from Classical Magic

  

 

And for some spooky at home enjoyment:

 

 

Murray Avenue

Classical Kids Music Class

Week of 1/21

 

We discussed and listened to music of

Camille Saint-Saëns' "Carnival of the Animals" including:

Birds FossilsSwan

and Finale  (narrated by Leonard Bernstein)

 

 

Our First Class

 Week of 1/14/16

Meet the instrument families

 

We read:

 

by Mark Rubin and Alan Daniel

 

and conducted while listening to musical excerpts from Benjamin Britten's

"A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" including:

Introduction with narration

Full Orchestra Theme (excerpt)

Full Orchestra Final Fugue