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Listening Pieces 2016-2017
Students really enjoy the sixteen listening pieces we study in music class each school year. Just think - if a student starts Theiss in Kindergarten, by the time they leave us in 5th grade, they will have studied 96 pieces of classical music!


The listening pieces for the 2017-2018 school year are as follows:

1. Mussorgsky  Pictures at an Exhibition-Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks

2.Holst Suite No.2 March

3. J. Bach - Concerto for 2 Violins in d minor,”Double”


Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March  21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

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4.Joplin  Marple Leaf Rag

5. W.Mozart -  Exsultate, Jubilate- Alleluja

 Mozart was a prolific and influential Austrian composer of the Classical era. Born in Salzburg, Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty

6.  Verdi Aida Triumphal March

7. L.Beethoven -  Symphony #5 Movement 1

Ludwig van Beethoven (17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis and an opera, Fidelio.

Portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820

8.Debussy  Children’s Corner Suite  Golliwogg’s Cale Walk

 9. SaintSaens  Carnival of the Animals -Finale
10. Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream- Dance of the Clowns

11.Palestrina  Missa Hoble Christus natus est- Kyrie
12.Gould American Salute

13.Stravinsky The Firebird Infernal Dance

14.Gounod  Romeo et Juliette Je veux vivre

15. Telemann Concerto for Viola and String Orchestre in G Majoe-Movement 2

16.R. Strauss  Also Sprach Zarathustra -Introduction