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Music Appreciation

A Great Text For this Course
Music: The Art of Listening
Bach, Beethoven, and the Boys-Music History As it Ought to be Taught
I am looking for a link to this book.  It is a wonderful book that takes a humorous look at music history.
 
 
Listening Lists
 
Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance
Monteverdi        Opera                   Tu Se Morta
Gesualdo             Madrigal              Moro Lasso
Weelkes               Madrigal             As Vesta Was From Latmos Hill Descending
Palestrina            Mass                    Agnus Dei from Pope Marcellus Mass
Folk Song            Canon                  Sumer is Icumen In
Chant                   Gregorian Chant            Kyrie
Luther                  Chorale                A Mighty Fortress is Our God
Dowland              Lute Solo             Queen Elizabeth's Galliard
Hildegard             Chant                   O Successores   
 
Baroque and Classical
Bach                     Pipe Organ         Little Fugue In G Minor
Bach                     Pipe Organ          Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Bach                     Cantata                Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Vivaldi                  Concerto Grosso                Spring from The Four Seasons
Mozart                  Chamber Music                 Eine Kleine Nachtmusic
Mozart                  Opera Overture                The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart                  Symphony           Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
Mozart                  Mass                     Confutatis Maledictis 
Beethoven            Symphony           Symphony No. 5 in C Minor
Beethoven            Symphony           Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Ode to Joy)
Beethoven            Piano Solo           Fur Elise
Beethoven            Piano Solo           Moonlight Sonata
 
Romantic and Modern
Schubert              Lieder                    Erlkonig (The Erl King or The Elf King)
Schubert              Lieder                    Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel (Gretchen Am Spinnrade)
Wagner                Opera                     Flight of the Valkyries
Wagner                Opera                     Wedding March (Bridal Chorus)
Wagner                Opera                      Liebestod
Mendelssohn      Incidental Music    Wedding March
 
Others are listed as videos above.  
 
 

Videos to Aid in Understanding Concepts

 

Intro to Instrument Families

Yamaha Video Library (Factory video)

https://www.youtube.com/user/yamahacorporation

Blast!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYxxELQ5OJo

Peter and the Wolf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va8Uz6MoKLg

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

https://sites.google.com/mdusd.net/mountain-view-music/classical-music

 

Great Composers Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD-eSW69DvI&list=PLRUydcuk9DtnjEzBMj9R6pf5OBnMZymey&disable_polymer=true

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgPbaPabI44nJJuwlCgvWAPKoa7ePUdh3

 

Ancient Period

Clash of the Titans (1981)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydZxyJjAwk8

 

 

Medieval Period

Excalibur

 

Baroque Period

Bach's Fight for Freedom

https://vimeo.com/297150659?scrlybrkr=101c7458

or

https://sites.google.com/mdusd.net/mountain-view-music/classical-music

Handel's Last Chance

https://sites.google.com/mdusd.net/mountain-view-music/classical-music

 

Classical Period

Amadeus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL_AS2PKtlw

The Genius of Mozart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DDxxsRZ6_0

Amadeus the Full Play

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lJQlwjYpp0

 

Romantic Period

Rigoletto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poe2JLwoCuc&disable_polymer=true

Immortal Beloved

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AC9mD5rWawijrmb33AjBtsDn-5GADIFH&authuser=0

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6skXE1qYxg8&t=1s

or

https://sites.google.com/mdusd.net/mountain-view-music/classical-music

Bizet's Dream (in parts)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSgAMA8sZDQ&list=PLLgTWnDtWL5yEx4VYg6bEAAdm5khWJGOA&index=7&t=0s

Strauss Dynasty (in parts)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL399DCF14DDDF98D4

Rossini’s Ghost

https://sites.google.com/mdusd.net/mountain-view-music/classical-music

The Nutcracker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO2SxXcffyI

Liszt's Rhapsody

https://sites.google.com/mdusd.net/mountain-view-music/classical-music

Verdi Favorites

Fantasia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrkhAyuAEmE

Fantasia 2000

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG1K0JwrJxQ

or

https://sites.google.com/mdusd.net/mountain-view-music/classical-music

Flight of the Bumblebee 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cGTsX3O-2E

What's Opera Doc?

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x35sg3h?scrlybrkr=ff7025d4

The Erlkonig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS91p-vmSf0

     

Understanding Opera

Phantom of the Opera

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByIkkze5bjFSclNyTzNJODE0Z28/view

Castrati

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQo2PNnwOww

 

Twentieth Century

Rock, Rock, Rock!  A History of Rock and Roll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1GmNhxnEck

Glenn Miller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGs6AvrXGG8

The Glenn Miller Story

https://hdfy.to/movies/biography/the-glenn-miller-story-1954-watch-online

 

Serialism, Expressionism, and Atonal

Mondestrucken

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5DNxRG2-ow

 

Primitivism

Rite of Spring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP42C-4zL3w

 

Experimentalism

The Banshee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR_Vrc4YRO4

The Perilous Night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFj4-AA4p_E

Cage- 4'33

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUzI3Ui1Eok

 

Bach, Beethoven, and the Boys- Music History as It Ought to be Taught
Resources for Understanding Voice and Instrument Types
 
Resources for Understanding Concert Etiquette
 
 
 
Resources for the Ancient Period
 
Resources for the Medieval Period
 
Resources for the Renaissance 
 
Resources for the Baroque Period
 
Resources for the Classical Period
 
Resources for the Romantic Period
 
Post Romantic
 
Modern Period
 
Fun Facts
 
Composer Timeline
 
Complete Courses
 
Text Book Link