The Enjoyment of Music

Chapter 1-3 Test

Google Form for 1-22-18

1-22-18 Monday Work for Students - Open the link above "The Enjoyment of Music" and go to page 166-173, then complete the google form. This counts as a grade.


Check your email for the assignment for 9-8-16 and we will continue it tomorrow.

Melody: Musical Line

The Organization of Musical Sounds, Texture and Form

Improvisation video below. In this scene taken from the movie "Amadeus" (a movie about the life of the composer Mozart) the composer Antonio Salieri, an Italian composer who competed with Mozart to be the most important composer, wrote a piece of "welcoming" music in honor of Mozart's first visit visiting the emperor. Salieri is the man dressed in black with the dark hair and the emperor is dressed in his blue and red jacket. After hearing the emperor perform Salieri's piano piece, the emperor tries to give Mozart the sheet music for the piano piece he just played as Mozart walked into the palace. Mozart says, "Keep it, it is already here in my head." They don't believe him and challenge Mozart to play the piece without the music. Mozart does and then begins to improvise on the melody making it a better piece of music while Salieri is humiliated. 

In real life, Salieri and Mozart were rival composers, but at a professional level and were not enemies, but rather friends competing for the same goal of being great composers.

Musical Form

Listen to the "String Celebration" and determine what the form is. Then answer the question on your "Musical Form" google form.

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Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven

Eine Kleine Nachmusick

Benjamin Britten's "A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra"


Examples of String Instruments

String Quartet

Symphony Orchestra - Dvorak - Symphony no. 9, 4th movement

Examples of Brass Instruments

Trumpet - Hadyn's Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, 3rd movement

Example of Woodwind Instruments


Percussion Instrument Video



Middle Ages and Renaissance Music

Hildegard von Bingen - Ordo virtutum (Play of Virtues)

Click here for the text - The text begins with the Devil speaking on page 6 in red followed by Soul, penitent.

The sackbut, the ancestor of the modern trombone

1564 Palestrina and the Rise of the Violin Part 1

The Kyrie from Palestrina's Pope Marcellus Mass

The Baroque Era

The Origins of the Baroque Orchestra

Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737 Italian Master String Instrument Maker

Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750

Henry Purcell 1659-1695

Arcangelo Corelli 1653-1713