Thursday, October 28, 2010
You will have a vocabulary test on Monday 11/1/2010. This will be a 15 point test that will include matching and some fill in the blank. Be sure that you are able to use these terms in a sentence. That, of course, would only make sense. Proper definitions can be found in the book in chapter 17!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I find the Theorbo to be the most interesting of the three guitar like instruments-
A cousin to the Harpsichord - The Clavichord! Enjoy...
What is the essence of baroque music? Baroque music expresses order, the fundamental order of the universe. Yet it is always lively and tuneful. Music reflects the mood of the times, then as now as always.
Click here to experience www.baroquemusic.org - a great resource of Baroque composers, compositions, and history!
Use the web-site listed above to research a Baroque era composer NOT J.S. Bach or A. Vivaldi. Once you find one you like - Embed a video of a performance/recording of one of their works onto your blog.
Write a brief Bio of your composer. (Please do NOT copy and Paste - that would be plagiarism~)
Did you enjoy the piece of music you embedded? Why? Is there anything special worth noting about your composer?
Due: Thursday 10/28/2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
These are two great examples of Fugues by J.S. Bach. Notice on the second video the lined interpretation of the musical performance!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Watch this (exciting) video that details the characteristics of word-painting in the Italian madrigal -
Listen to the first third of Claudio Monteverdi's Orfeo. Click here to read more about Orfeo, the ancient Greek tragedy about Orpheus's decent into Hell!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
In Reference to Chapter 17 in your book - Listen to Hildegard von Bingen: O Pastor Pnimarum (plainchant) and then to Michael Praetorius: Two Dance Clusters from Terpsichore. Write 3-4 paragraphs comparing and contrasting these two early works in Western Music. Who was Hildegard von Bingen and who was Michael Praetorius? When did they live and what was the purpose of the music that they wrote?
Due: Thursday October 21, 2010!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Ms. Glennie's Web-Site
Embed this video to your blog and write 2-3 paragraphs of your reaction to her talk on listening. Be sure to keep in mind that Ms. Glennie has been fully deaf since she was 12 years old.
Due: October 6, 2010!