Listening Room Series 1 for Beginning Primary (Elementary)

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Down by the Sea – Extension Activities
We have some videos for you to watch around the pieces in today’s lesson. Enjoy!

Back to the Lesson (Down by the Sea)

Fingals Cave (aka The Hebrides 1830)
Felix Mendelssohn (German, 1809-1847, early romantic period)

Can you imagine what the Hebrides look like while you listen to the music?

You have heard what the Hebrides look like.
Now see what they look like!

The Aquarium (from the Carnival of the Animals suite, 1886)
Camille Saint-Saens (French, 1835-1921, post-romantic period)

Scott Brothers Duo perform “Aquarium” with an animation by Tom Scott.

4 Girls 4 Harps play Aquarium

Canarios (Music for the Spanish Guitar Vol. 1 1674)
Gaspar Sanz (Spanish 1640-1710)

When Gaspar Sanz wrote Canariois, guitars did not look or sound like they do now.
This is what they looked and sounded like. Diogo Rodrigues playing the Baroque Guitar

… and here is a dance to the tune

The Flight Of The Bumble Bee (from the opera The Tale of Tsat Saltan 1901)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian, 1844-1908, post-romantic period)

Flight of the Bumblebee Animation
Directed by Eti Rozen
Animated by Michael Mack

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