Fine Arts

Fine Arts (X) - Middle (X)

FANTASIA 2000

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Experience an extravaganza of sight and sound in Fantasia 2000, the triumphant classic inspired by Walt Disney's vision of Fantasia as a continuing work-in-progress. Fully immerse yourself in the wonders of this innovative blend of music and animated imagery. See the music come to life, hear the pictures burst into song and share the excitement that is Fantasia 2000.

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Elementary
Middle
High
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01:15
FANTASIA 2000

Frank Lloyd Wright (1998)

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Frank Lloyd Wright was the greatest of all American architects. He was an authentic American genius, a man who believed he was destined to redesign the world, creating everything anew.

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Middle
High
Length: 
02:30
Frank Lloyd Wright

World Anthems

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1. OLYMPIC THEME (John Williams) — 4:11
2. SPAIN Marcha Real — 1:45
3. AUSTRALIA Advance Australia Fair — 0:39
4. POLAND Jeszcze Polska — 1:14
5. BRAZIL Patria Amada, Brasil!
6. DENMARK Kong Christian
7. KENYA Ee Mungu nguvu ye tu (Oh God of All Creation)
8. CANADA O Canada!/Au Canada
9. GREAT BRITAIN God Save the Queen
10. CHINA Ch'i Lai! (Arise!)

Songs of Peace and Joy

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Inspirational Music for All Seasons by Teresa and Paul Jennings

Full performance, then accompaniment tracks only for each piece

1.2. Light the Candles All Around the World
3.5. A Time for Peace
4. A Time for Peace (w/ solo)
6.7. Today is the Day!
8.9. Friends are Like Diamonds
10.11. This Little Light of Mine
12.13. Sing Of Joy!
14.15. Where is The Peace?
16.17. Dona Nobis Pacem
18.19. An Old Irish Blessing

Find the teacher's guide with sheet music here: Songs of Peace and Joy Handbook

Sherlock Kids

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Time and time again precious paintings keep disappearing in the art museum. And each time a mysterious envelope with a picture riddle is left behind. Fortunately the Sherlock Kids are there to put a stop to the bold thief's game.

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Elementary
Middle
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Special Education
ELA
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
20 min.
Sherlock Kids

Great Performances Aaron Copland

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APPALACHIAN SPRING
1.   Very Slowly (2:42)
2.   Allegro (2:42)
3.   Moderato (3:52)
4.   Fast (3:35)
5.   Subito allegro (3:44)
6.   As at first (Slowly) (1:15)
7. Doppio movimento (Shaker melody "The Gift to be SImple") (6:46)
8.   FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN (2:01)
9.   EL SALON MEXICO (10:56)
10. DANZON CUBANO (6:46)

Leonard Bernstein - New York Philharmonic

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.

Music Credits

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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"A Pearl Distorted": The Baroque Period 1600-1750

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The complex period known as Baroque embraced many different types of music and covered a large geographic area. An examination of opera, considered the great dramatic spectacle of Baroque entertainment, is also included. Hosted by Michael Oliver of the BBC Radio program Music Weekly; and Christopher Hogwood, Musicologist, broadcaster, and Director of the Academy of Ancient Music.

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Sonata and the Creative Ideal: The Classical Period 1750-1830

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The principle and importance of classical Sonata Form is aided with keyboard examples on an eighteenth-century traveling square piano. We move to Vienna for a discussion of opera and the reforms of Gluck, before looking ahead to the Romantic period through the music of Schubert and Weber. Hosted by Alan Hacker, lecturer of Music at the University of York. The recordings are performed by Peter Wilson, Associate Director of London's Lyric Theatre Hammersmith.

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Expression and Extravagance: The Romantic Period 1830-1900

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The speakers examine the meaning of romanticism in music, while exploring the rise of Nationalism within the period and tracing the development of the orchestra. Hosted by conductor Norman Del Mar and broadcaster/musician John Amis.

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Contemporary Music 1945-1980

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Post-war music has seen a wealth of innovations—many of then strikingly original, some exceedingly complex. This illuminating appraisal features illustrations from the music of such composers as Stockhausen and Peter Maxwell Davies. Hosted by Hugh Wood, composer, lecturer, and Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.

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From Cave to Cavern: The History of Percussion Instruments

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The remarkable history of percussion instruments is traced through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the Classical Period. Hosted by James Blades, consultant Professor of Percussion at the University of Surrey.

A Jug of This: An Introduction to English Folk Music

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Folk songs have served as an illustration and illumination of social history. Here, these songs explore love, marriage, and affairs. Hosted by Roy Palmer, co-editor of Folk Music in Schools. He has compiled numerous anthologies of folk songs and street ballads.

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