Just a quick post today, to announce the randomly chosen winner of the giveaway for the Sight Read Plus app for iPad….
Congrats goes to Lori! Lori, I will be sending you an email with your promo code very soon.
By the way, two new lapbooks have been added to the ColorInMyPiano shop — Handel & Mussorgsky!
Studying Handel provides the opportunity to discuss popular Baroque forms such as the concerto grosso and the oratorio, and to learn the stories behind a couple of his famous works: Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks. I used this lapbook at my Music History Camp this week. Listening to those two pieces and learning the stories behind them was a hit with my students!
Studying Mussorgsky provided the opportunity to learn about the group of Russian composers known as “The Mighty Five” and their Nationalist tendencies. We also studied Mussorgsky’s well known work Pictures at an Exhibition, composed in honor of Mussorgsky’s artist/architect friend who died rather suddenly. Included in the Mussorgsky lapbook is an optional worksheet activity to use while listening to Pictures at an Exhibition.
In case you are curious, the next composer added will be Prokofiev. After that, who knows…maybe Clementi or Tchaikovsky? :)