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Music Memory

Good News!!!!  Music Memory has made the last four songs available online…including quick quizzes!!!

Here’s our next Composed Schubert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aD4oz5nmCU&feature=youtu.be 

Followed By Rachmaninoff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xl7-0LiTRk&feature=youtu.be

Then Giordani https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXyBa6Z4Jnw&feature=youtu.be

And Finally, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIylN1a5JeI&feature=youtu.be

Need to get up and move?  Music Memory also has movement videos to several of this year’s composers. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmQLatVBci8ITtJSvr5OW_d4d5WU4D7Xz

 

Want to listen to all of our composers for the 19/20 School Year?  Listen on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6ejLGCpJJMwwC92cKtDOxM?si=FFVHvMUoTTCdd736fAys-A

This years song list (alphabetically):

Bach Cantata No. 208 Sheep May Safely Graze female singer and orchestra (sung in English)

2 Beethoven Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” Movement 3

3 Bernstein Candide Overture

4 T. Giordani Caro mio ben female singer and piano (sung in Italian)

5 Grainger Lincolnshire Posy Horkstow Grange band

6 Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 In the Hall of the Mountain King

7 Mendelssohn, Fanny Allegro molto in C minor piano

8 Mozart The Marriage of Figaro Overture

9 Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Dance of the Knights

10 Puccini Gianni Schicchi O mio babbino caro female singer and orchestra (sung in Italian)

11 Rachmaninoff Vocalise violin and orchestra

12 Schubert Trout Quintet Movement 4 piano quintet (piano and string quartet)

13 Schumann Album for the Young The Wild Horseman piano

14 Verdi Il Trovatore Anvil Chorus chorus and orchestra (sung in Italian)

15 Vivaldi The Four Seasons Spring, Movement 1

16 Williams Liberty Fanfare orchestra

 

WHAT IS MUSIC MEMORY?

MUSIC MEMORY is an active listening program designed to successfully engage all students, young and old, in attentive or mindful listening to timeless musical works. Students learn to fully concentrate on the music elements of each selection, not just to hear the sound.

Through the Music Memory program, students gain a deep understanding and appreciation of the world’s greatest music. The high quality, thorough and enjoyable music listening experiences are based on powerful current brain research linking music and brain development. For example:

“The entire brain is engaged when a person listens to music.” (Zatorre and Peretz, (2001) The Biological Foundations of Music, New York, NY: New York Academy of Sciences)

“Listening to classical music modulates genes that are responsible for brain functions.” (Science Daily, March 13, 2015, University of Helsinki)

Each year we listen to music from the Renaissance through Contemporary historical periods, and prominent composers of orchestral, vocal, choral, band and keyboard pieces are featured.

In addition to learning the melodies, students study musical terms, definitions, instrumental and vocal tone colors, musical form, and the historical and cultural significance of the music. They develop critical thinking, pattern recognition and creative expression skills. MUSIC MEMORY helps young listeners achieve goals aligned with state and national standards for music education.

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