Aim: How can we identify the expressive qualities of music?
Summary: Students explore expressive qualities in music through listening, singing, and moving.
Standards: US 2, 6; NYC 1, 2, 3
Modality: performing, responding
Materials: audio excerpts, Student Worksheet
Time Required: 15 minutes
This activity is part of: Music Educators Toolbox
Music Educators Toolbox by Carnegie Hall is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, "La primavera" (Spring) by Antonio Vivaldi. Performed by the Wichita State University Chamber Players, conducted by Robert Turizziani. Published by John Harrison and available from Wikipedia. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 1.0 Generic license.
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor 'From the New World', Op. 95 – II. Largo by Antonin Dvořák. Performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra. Available from Musopen. Sound files on the Musopen repository are licensed as public domain.
Violin Concerto in D, Opus 61, 2nd movement, by Ludwig van Beethoven. Performed by the US Air Force Band. Available from Musopen. Sound files on the Musopen repository are licensed as public domain.
The Carnival of the Animals, Mvt. VI – “Kangourous” (Kangaroos) and Mvt. XIII – “Le cygne” (The Swan) by Camille Saint-Saëns. Performed by Neil and Nancy O’Doan on piano and the Seattle Youth Symphony, conducted by Vilem Sokol. Available from Wikipedia. Licensed under an Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF: Open Audio License, Version 1.