Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Music Study Guide: Beethoven, Movies, Music of Africa

Minnesota High School Music Listening Contest 2007-08

Authored & Hosted by Xenia Sandstrom-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 Hildegard von Bingen click on "Early Music" and scroll to her entry. To hear her music. Click on "Hildegard von Bingeni" to hear the commentary, click on "Karitas habundat" to her track selection.

Concepts in Music (PDF)


Early Music (-1599) (PDF)

Hildegard von Bingen
- Karitas habundat
- Laus trinitati (on same track as above)
Richard the Lionhearted - Ja nus hons pris
 * for more detail on this work, see my outline on Richard Coeur de Lion and the Troubadours
Adam de la Halle
- Robins m'aime (and commentary)
- Mout / Robins m'aime / Portare
John Dunstaple - Descendi in ortum meum
Henry VIII of England - Pastime with Good Company

Baroque Period (1600-1750) (PDF)

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre
- "La Flamande" from Harpsichord Suite No. 5
- "Chaconne" from Harpsichord Suite No. 5
George Frideric Händel - Flammende Rose Zierde der Erde, HWV 210
Johann Sebastian Bach - Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903
- Fantasy
- Fugue
Missionary Baroque - Caima, Iyai Jesus

Classical Period (1750-1820) (PDF)

Johann Georg Albrechtsberger - Allegro Moderato from Concertino in D
Joseph-Boulogne Chevalier de Saint-Georges - Symphony in D, op. 11/2
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - "O Zittre Nicht" from Die Zauberflote

Romantic Period (1820-1900) (PDF)

Louis Moreau Gottschalk - Tremolo, Grande etude de concert, op. 58
Edvard Grieg - "Solveig's Song" from Peer Gynt, op. 23 no. 11
Antonin Dvorak - Larghetto from String Quintet in E-flat, op. 97

20th Century (1901-2000) (PDF)

Gustav Holst - "Neptune" from The Planets, op 32 no. 7
Arthur Honegger - from Jeanne d'arc au Bucher
Alberto Ginastera - Variaciones Concertantes, op 23
- "Tema per Violoncello ed Arpa"
- "Variazione canonica per Oboe e Fagotto"
Jaco Pastorius
- Portrait of Tracy from Jaco Pastorius (1976)
- Crisis from Word of Mouth (1981)

Featured Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) (PDF)

Sextet for 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons in E-flat, op. 71

"Scherzo and Trio" from Symphony No. 2 in D, op. 36

Lieder on texts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- "Ich denke dein" from the poem Nahe des Geliebten
- "Freudvoll und Leidvoll" from Egmont, op. 84

Fantasy in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, op. 80

"Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß" from String Quartet No. 16 in F, op. 135

Featured Genre: Music in Cinema (PDF)

Commentary - Korngold
Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Main Theme from Captain Blood (1935)
- Comparison Piece - John Williams - Main Theme from Star Wars (1977)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Music from The Adventures of Robin Hood(1938)
- "The Fish" - Meeting Friar Tuck
Commentary - Use of leitmotivs in The Adventures of Robin Hood
- "The Tournament" - Archery Tournament

Commentary - Alexander Nevsky
Sergei Prokofiev - "Battle on the Ice" from Alexander Nevsky (1938)
Bernard Hermann - Psycho (1960)

Ennio Morricone - Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo (1966)

Commentary - In the Year 2001…
Gyorgi Ligeti -"Jupiter Beyond the Infinite" from 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)
Kishore Kumar - "Dil Aaj Shair Hai" from Gambler (1970)

Featured Ethnomusic: Selections from the African Continent (PDF)

Southern Africa: Zulu
- Emalomeni - Song accompanied by makhweyana (musical bow)
- Edel Nkosi (Chief Song)
Ethiopia: Beta Israel
- Prayer for Passover
- Prayer for New Year
Saharan Africa: Tuareg
- Chikishikishin - Love song accompanied by the imzhad
- Tohimo Dance
Central Africa: Mbuti
- Bachelor duet accompanied by the lukembi
- Elephant Hunt

Closing Appendix (PDF)

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