Friday, April 28, 2017

Music Study Guide: Copland, Opera & the Middle East

Minnesota High School Music Listening Contest 2005-06

Authored & Hosted by K. Christian McGuire


Click on the chapter heading to view the PDF of the subjects within the chapter. Click on the commentary or track title to listen to the audio.
For instance: To view the text regarding Francesco Landini click on "Early Music" and scroll to his entry. To hear his music. Click on "Francesco Landini" to hear the commentary, click the preceding "Commentary" to his track selection.
 

Concepts in Music

Early Music (-1599)

Commentary
Mesmodes of Crete, Hymn to the Sun
Commentary
Francesco Landini, Non avra ma pieta
Commentary
Antoine Busnois, Missa O crux lignum
Commentary
Carlo Gesualdo, Arde il mio cor


Baroque Period (1600-1750)

Commentary
Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in D, RV 93, 1st movement
Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in D, RV 93, 2nd movement
Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in D, RV 93, 3rd movement
Commentary
Johann Sebastian Bach, Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543
Commentary
Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata in C, L. 104


Classical Period (1750-1820)

Commentary
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 3, 1st movement
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 3, 2nd movement
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 3, 3rd movement
Commentary
Franz Joseph Haydn, Missa in Angustiis
Commentary
Ludwig van Beethoven, Waldstein Sonata

Romantic Period (1820-1900)

Commentary
Frederic Chopin, Nocturne in F-sharp,Op. 15, No.2
Commentary
Gabriel Faure, Pie Jesu from Requiem, op. 48
Commentary
Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Auferstehung'


20th Century (1901-2000)

Featured Composer: Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Commentary
Symphony for Organ and Orchestra
, 1st movement
Symphony for Organ and Orchestra, 2nd movement
Commentary
Rodeo
, 1st movement - Buckaroo Holiday
Rodeo, 4th movement - Hoe-Down
Commentary
Appalachian Spring

Commentary
Third Symphony
, 4th movement (Fanfare)
Commentary
Quartet for Piano and Strings
, 1st movement
Quartet for Piano and Strings, 2nd movement


Featured Genre: Opera (1600-present)

Featured Global Music: Music of the Middle East

Commentary on Middle Eastern Music
A Turkish version of an Azhan (A call to prayer)
Commentary
Iraqi folk song, My Heart Promised Me...
Commentary
Music of Egypt
solo - Tabalah
solo - Qanun
solo - Riqq
Egyptian folk tune, The Beautiful Girl in the Window
Commentary
Maluf (Classical Tunisian Music), Abyat movement from a Nuba Al-Ramal

Commentary
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Mugam Sayagi


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