Listening Room Series 1 for Beginning Primary (Elementary)

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All Creatures Great and Small – Extension Activities

We have some videos for you to watch around the pieces in today’s lesson. Enjoy!

Back to the Lesson (All Creatures Great and Small)

Debussy plays Debussy: Golliwogg’s Cakewalk (1913)

The Golliwog’s Cakewalk (from The Children’s Corner 1908)
Claude Debussy (French 1862-1916, impressionist period)

This is a recording of a Player Piano.
Debussy played on a special piano which made holes in a roll of paper as he played.
It was an early way to record a piano.
The piano roll was then run through a player piano, which reproduced the piano playing.
Computers later used this method read programs and data.

What does a player piano look like?

The Golliwog’s Cakewalk (from The Children’s Corner 1908)
Claude Debussy (French 1862-1916, impressionist period)

Here is a player piano action with Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer”

Is this really a school orchestra?

Barcarolle ‘Belle nuit o nuit d’amour’ (from The Tales of Hoffman 1881)
Jacques Offenbach (German/French, 1819-1880, romantic period)

Here is a school orchestra performing the Barcarolle
Symphony Orchestra of the Ryszard Bukowski Secondary Music School in Wroclaw.
If the video below does not play for you, here is a link to play it directly from YouTube.
YouTube Link for Ryszard Bukowski Secondary Music School in Wroclaw

And here is a version your grandparents might like

We hear “William Tell” everywhere!

The William Tell Overture (from the opera William Tell 1829)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian 1792-1868, romantic period)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

The Loan Ranger
This is what your grandparents were watching at the cinema and on TV when they were your age

A visualisation of the music – Line Rider

There have been many cartoons featuring William Tell.
Here is one.
Looney Tunes – William Tell Overture

Cattle played by a symphony orchestra.

Bydlo (Cattle) (from Pictures at an Exhibition suite, 1874)
Modest Mussorgsky (Russian, 1839-1881, post-romantic period)

Berliner Philharmoniker
Tugan Sokhiev, conductor. Christhard Gössling, bariton

Pretty Flamingoes.

Finale (from the Carnival of the Animals suite 1886)
Camille Saint-Saens (French, 1835-1921, impressionist period)

Flamingos from Fantasia 2000 (Disney)

Get a Garage First

Overture to Carmen (from the opera Carmen 1875)
Georges Bizet (French, 1838-1875, romantic period)

Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (AOBO)

A television advertisement from more than 50 years ago ripped of Carmen.

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