May - Student Page

 


100-day Challenge
- keep working on your practice charts. You can still do this challenge.
Start at any time! Download this chart or make your own. pdf

Students who have completed the 100-day practice chart



April Issue
- student page
May Teachers Guide
Kids' Corner
Past Issues

 


Composer of the Month

Johann Pachelbel

1653-1706

 

 

Canon in D

 

Chaconne for Organ in D Major

 

 


Saxophone

Little Fugue in G Minor - J.S. Bach
Arranged for soprano-alto-tenor-baritone sax quartet.
Performed by the U.S. Army Field Band 

 

In the Mood - Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra

 

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Performed by Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax

 

 

Bolero - National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain

 

Crazy Rag - National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain
L-R: soprano, sopranino, tenor, bass, contrabass, baritone, soprillo (an instrument pitched an octave higher than a soprano sax), alto

 

Sopranino and Bass Saxophone Duet

 

 

More Canon in D

There are many versions of this famous canon. Listen to a few below and see how differently it sounds as it is played by various instruments in ensembles both large and small. It is also sometimes played quickly and at other times slowly.

Piano Version

  

London Symphony Orchestra

 

Brass Quintet

 

Flute, Violin, Cello Trio

 


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