November - Student Page

100-day Challenge
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October Issue
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November Teachers Guide
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Composer of the Month

Gustav Holst



 Jupiter from Holst's The Planets: Listen for the deep brass instruments. What does this music sound like to you?


Mars from Holst's The Planets: Does this one sound a bit dark and ominous as though something dark and dangerous is coming?



Mercury from Holst's The Planets:This one sounds light and features the strings and woodwinds.



Finale from Holst's St. Paul's Suite, which Holst dedicated to the St. Paul's Girls School, where he taught for many years: This is a bouncy, fun work.



The Trombone

Classical trombone solo from Ravel's Bolero: Listen as the trombonist slides from some notes to others.


Jazz trombone featured by the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, performing "Georgia on My Mind": This is a different style of trombone playing.



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