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The Orchestra Swings

Standards and Acknowledgements

Learning Standards

National Core Arts Standards for Music

Common Anchor #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Common Anchor #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Common Anchor #3: Refine and complete artistic work.
Common Anchor #4: Analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for presentation.
Common Anchor #5: Develop and refine artistic work for presentation.
Common Anchor #6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Common Anchor #7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Common Anchor #8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Common Anchor #9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Common Anchor #10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Common Anchor #11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.

New York City Department of Education Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts: Music

Strand 1 Music Making: By exploring, creating, replicating, and observing music, students build their technical and expressive skills, develop their artistry and a unique personal voice in music, and experience the power of music to communicate. They understand music as a universal language and a legacy of expression in every culture.

Strand 2 Developing Music Literacy: Students develop a working knowledge of music language and aesthetics, and apply it to analyzing, evaluating, documenting, creating, and performing music. They recognize their roles as articulate, literate musicians when communicating with their families, schools, and communities through music.

Strand 3 Making Connections: By investigating historical, social, and cultural contexts, and by exploring common themes and principles connecting music with other disciplines, students enrich their creative work and understand the significance of music in the evolution of human thought and expression.

Strand 4 Working With Community and Cultural Resources: Students broaden their perspective by working with professional artists and arts organizations that represent diverse cultural and personal approaches to music, and by seeing performances of widely varied music styles and genres. Active partnerships that combine school and local community resources with the full range of New York City’s music and cultural institutions create a fertile ground for students’ music learning and creativity.

Strand 5 Exploring Careers and Lifelong Learning: Students consider the range of music and music-related professions as they think about their goals and aspirations, and understand how the various professions support and connect with each other. They carry physical, social, and cognitive skills learned in music, and an ability to appreciate and enjoy participating in music throughout their lives.

Common Core State Standards Initiative

Through hands-on activities and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, Link Up helps to address the Common Core State Standards, empowering students through learning activities that emphasize college and career readiness and help students
  • demonstrate independence
  • build strong content knowledge
  • respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline
  • comprehend and critique
  • value evidence
  • use technology and digital media strategically and capably
  • come to understand other perspectives and cultures

While the Link Up curriculum focuses primarily on music performance skills, content knowledge, and creativity, students also build core capacities in English and math. Through composition, active listening, describing and analyzing standard repertoire, and a focus on the historical context of orchestral music, Link Up provides students with the opportunity to put these core capacities to use in a new domain. Specific activities throughout the curriculum also address these English and math capacities directly, encouraging reading, writing, and quantitative thinking.

Acknowledgements

Scores

“Come to Play” music and lyrics by Thomas Cabaniss. Published by MusiCreate Publications. Arranged by Chris Washburne. Play-along tracks performed by Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Chris Washburne, Bruce Barth, Ugonna Okegwo, Vince Cherico, Ole Mathisen, John Walsh, and Tali Rubenstein.

“Duke’s Place” words and music by Duke Ellington, William Katz, Robert Thiele, and Ruth Roberts. Sony/ATV Harmony (ASCAP) © 1942, 1943, 1957, 1958 (Copyrights renewed). 1957 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. in the US. All rights on behalf of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. Administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 424 Church Street, Suite 1200, Nashville, TN 37219. Exclusive print rights for EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. administered by Alfred Music. This arrangement © 2016 EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. and Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. Rights for the world outside the US administered by EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (Publishing) and Alfred Music (Print). International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of Hal Leonard Corporation and Alfred Music. Performed by Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises. Student tracks arranged by Chris Washburne. Play-along tracks performed by Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Chris Washburne, Bruce Barth, Ugonna Okegwo, Vince Cherico, Ole Mathisen, John Walsh, and Tali Rubenstein.

“It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” words and music by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills. Sony/ATV Harmony (ASCAP) and EMI Mills Music Inc. (ASCAP) © 1932 (Renewed). Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and EMI Mills Music, Inc. in the US. This arrangement copyright © 2016 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and EMI Mills Music, Inc. in the US. All rights on behalf of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. Administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 424 Church Street, Suite 1200, Nashville, TN 37219. Exclusive print rights for EMI Mills Music, Inc. administered by Alfred Music. This arrangement © 2016 EMI Mills Music, Inc. and Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. Rights for the world outside the US administered by EMI Mills Music, Inc. (Publishing) and Alfred Music (Print). International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of Hal Leonard Corporation and Alfred Music. Performed by Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises. Student tracks arranged by Chris Washburne. Performed by Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Chris Washburne, Bruce Barth, Ugonna Okegwo, Vince Cherico, Ole Mathisen, John Walsh, and Tali Rubenstein.

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten. © 1947 by Hawkes & Son (London) Ltd. Courtesy of Boosey & Hawkes. Instrument excerpts performed by The Fountain Ensemble and narrated by Hillarie O’Toole. Theme performed by London Symphony Orchestra and Steuart Bedford. Courtesy of Naxos of America.

“I Got Rhythm” by George and Ira Gershwin © 1930 (Renewed) WB Music Corp (ASCAP) and Ira Gershwin Music Corp (ASCAP). Performed by Ella Fitzgerald. Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises. All rights administered by WB Music Corp. This arrangement © 2016 WB Music Corp. and Ira Gershwin Music Corp. Used by permission of Alfred Music. All rights reserved. Student tracks arranged by Chris Washburne. Play-along tracks performed by Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Chris Washburne, Bruce Barth, Ugonna Okegwo, Vince Cherico, Ole Mathisen, John Walsh, and Tali Rubenstein.

“I Got Rhythm” Variations by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Ira Gershwin Music (ASCAP). All rights administered by WB Music Corp. Performed by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.

“Riffs” from Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs by Leonard Bernstein. Performed by: Benny Goodman and Columbia Jazz Combo. Originally released 1964 Sony Music Entertainment. Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Co., administered by Universal Polygram Int. Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP), One Hundred Percent (100%) on behalf of Leonard Bernstein.

“When the Saints Go Marching In,” American folk song. Arranged by Chris Washburne. Play-along tracks performed by Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Chris Washburne, Bruce Barth, Ugonna Okegwo, Vince Cherico, Ole Mathisen, John Walsh, and Tali Rubenstein.

Symphony No. 1 in E Minor composed by Florence Beatrice Price. Performed by Fort Smith Symphony and John Jeter, courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Alee Reed for her choreography to “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” and the students of the Dancing Classrooms Youth Dance Company for their participation in video resources for Link Up: The Orchestra Swings. Special thanks to Courtney Bryan for creating a commission for Link Up: The Orchestra Swings concerts.

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