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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
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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)


Peter and the Wolf

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra


Great Composers Series


Ancient Period

Clash of the Titans (1981)



Medieval Period



Baroque Period

Bach's Fight for Freedom


Handel's Last Chance


Classical Period


The Genius of Mozart

Amadeus the Full Play


Romantic Period


Immortal Beloved

Beethoven Lives Upstairs


Bizet's Dream (in parts)

Strauss Dynasty (in parts)

Rossini’s Ghost

The Nutcracker

Liszt's Rhapsody

Verdi Favorites


Fantasia 2000


Flight of the Bumblebee

What's Opera Doc?

The Erlkonig


Understanding Opera

Phantom of the Opera



Twentieth Century

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

Glenn Miller

The Glenn Miller Story


Serialism, Expressionism, and Atonal




Rite of Spring



The Banshee

The Perilous Night

Cage- 4'33


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