February - Student Page

2014 Composition Contest! - deadline is March 14

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



January Issue
- student page
February Teachers Guide
Kids' Corner
Past Issues

 


Composer of the Month

Claude Debussy

1862-1918

 

Clair de Lune

 

La Mer

 

Preludeto the Afternoon of a Faun

 

Children's Corner

 


Impressionist Music

Ravel's Miroirs

 

  Isaac Albeniz Iberia

 

Paul Dukas - La Peri

 

 

 

The Development of the Orchestra

Baroque Orchestra - a small orchestra with a harpsichord instead of a conductor.

Brandenburg Concerto #5 by J.S. Bach

 

 

Classical Orchestra - a little bigger with strings and a few wind instruments.

Mozart Symphony #40 - 2nd movement

 

Romantic Orchestras - they became much bigger with larger sections and added instruments.

Beethoven Symphony #7, 4th movement

 

Maher Symphony #8 (nicknamed the symphony of a thousand) 

 

Mahler Hammer - see page 13 in the issue

 

Notice how big the orchestra is here as well.

 


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