Fine Arts

Fine Arts (X) - Elementary (X)

Great Performances George Gershwin

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1.   Rhapsody in Blue (16:26)
       Columbia Symphony Orchestra
       Leonard Bernstein, Piano

2.   An American in Paris (18:22)
       New York Philharmonic

New Arts for Old: Medieval Music 1100-1480

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Explore the early domination of Gregorian chant, the flowering of love poetry in France, and much more. The liberal use of musical examples helps to convey the extrovert boldness and excitement of Medieval music. Hosted by Dr. Christopher Page, the founder and director of Gothic Voices, the first professional vocal ensemble to specialize in Medieval secular music.

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Musick's Feaste: Music of the Renaissance 1480-1600

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Follow the musical renaissance in Europe and England, tracing the spread of the Flemish School through France to Italy. Hosted by Anthony Rooley, Director of the Consort of Musicke and founder of the Early Music Centre in London.

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Traditional World Music

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Journey around the world on a musical exploration of geography, culture, and history through a variety of regions. Covering details of 14 countries, each chapter of the book describes the musical history, influences, instruments, and performance details. The descriptive analysis of each musical piece includes information from regions as diverse as the Andes, Spain, India, Tibet, Egypt, and others.

The Coffins of Pa-debehu-Aset

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Lesson plans and activities from the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester designed for young children to learn about Ancient Egypt in Art, Math, Music, ELA, Science, and Social Studies. Incorporates museum collection into learning.

About Face: Copley's Portrait of a Colonial Silversmith

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Curriculum ideas centered around the Portrait of a Colonial Silversmith by John Singleton Copley, housed at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY. Teachers will have to wade through some repetitive info and the occasional broken link to find useful ideas, but the concept fits perfectly within the 4th grade Interdependent Roles in Colonial Times Module.

Get Kids Singing Old Favorites

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This is a teacher's handbook which corresponds to the music cd Get Kids Singing Old Favorites CD. Book includes sheet music for the following songs:

  • I've Been Working on the Railroad
  • Old Dan Tucker
  • A Frog Went A-Courtin'
  • I Met a Bear
  • This Old Man
  • The Ants Go Marching
  • If You're Happy and You Know It
  • Turkey in the Straw

Songs of Peace and Joy

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This is a teacher's handbook which corresponds to the music cd Songs of Peace and Joy CD. Book includes sheet music for the following songs:

  • Light the Candles All Around the World
  • A Time for Peace
  • Today is the Day!
  • Friends are Like Diamonds
  • This Little Light of Mine
  • Sing of Joy!
  • Where is the Peace?
  • Dona Nobis Pacem
  • An Old Irish Blessing

Sing for the Red, White and Blue

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This is a teacher's handbook which corresponds to the music cd Sing for the Red, White and Blue CD. Book includes sheet music for the following songs:

  • There are Many Flags in Many Lands
  • America the Beautiful
  • Sing of America
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever
  • America
  • You're a Grand Old Flag
  • America, My Home
  • Yankee Doodle's Pony

The Santa Claus Rock!

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This is a teacher's handbook which corresponds to the music cd The Santa Claus Rock! CD. Book includes sheet music for The Santa Claus Rock! song.

Christmas Sing-Along

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This is a teacher's handbook which corresponds to the music cd Christmas Sing-Along CD. Book includes sheet music for Christmas Sing-Along song.

Five, Six, Seven, Nate!

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Armed with a one-way ticket to New York City, small-town theater geek Nate is off to start rehearsals for E.T.: The Musical. It's everything he ever practiced his autograph for! But as thrilling as Broadway is, rehearsals—full of intimidating child stars, cutthroat understudies, and a director who can't even remember Nate's name—are nothing like Nate expects.

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Half a Chance

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Lucy's family has just moved to an old house on a New Hampshire lake, and her dad, a famous photographer, is already leaving on another business trip.

Maybe it's because she misses him. Maybe it's because she wants to show him that she's talented too. So when Lucy discovers that her dad is judging a photography contest, she decides to enter. Is her eye for photography really something special? Now, at last, she might find out.

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Half a Chance

Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics

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From single-panel jokes to long graphic novels, comics come in endless shapes, sized, and styles. But when you think of it, they all do one thing: tell stories.

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Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics

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