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Happy end of summer! I have loved working through the pieces on our Summer Playlist. Here is a list of all our summer lessons + links to the last two pieces I didn’t get to.
What we did…
- Summer from “The Four Seasons” // Vivaldi
- Radetzky March // Strauss
- Canon in D // Pachelbel
- The Frogs // Telemann
- Music for the Royal Fireworks // Handel
- Stars and Stripes Forever // Sousa
- Finlandia // Sibelius
- New World Symphony // Dvorak
- Summertime // Gershwin
And here’s what’s left…add some Musical Sketching for simple music lessons!
FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN // COPLAND
This is another piece that has become synonymous with patriotism. It was used in the Opening Ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and beautifully depicts American composer Aaron Copland’s ode to the everyday working man.
THE WASPS // VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
I’ve often thought summer would be perfect if it weren’t for all the bugs. Vaughan Williams depicts a buzzing wasp in this piece, and your kids will be able to hear it clearly right at the beginning. Then they can enjoy the rest of the piece – which is not so buggy.
Enjoy your last days of summer. I’ll be back later this week to unveil the September playlist. All new music, coming your way.
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