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Science of Music (1998)

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Crank it up – it’s the “Music” episode.

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Middle
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Science of Music

Ancient Greek Culture

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Ancient Greek culture has had a truly profound impact on Western civilization. Readers will explore the rich civilization of ancient Greece and the things that made it so influential. Mythology, theater, sculpture, and philosophy are just a few of the subjects discussed in this volume. A great cultural survey of a great civilization.

Ancient Greek Culture

Ancient Greek Daily Life

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Daily life in ancient Greece was very different from our own, but with some startling similarities. Readers will learn how the ancient Greeks filled a typical day. They will read about professional life and home life, including the roles of women and children. And they will recognize studying, exercising, and spending time with family as aspects common to their own lives.

Ancient Greek Daily Life

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

The Last Holiday Concert

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For Hart Evans, being the most popular kid in sixth grade has its advantages. Kids look up to him, and all the teachers let him get away with anything -- all the teachers except the chorus director, Mr. Meinert. When Hart's errant rubber band hits Mr. Meinert on the neck during chorus practice, it's the last straw for the chorus director, who's just learned he's about to lose his job due to budget cuts. So he tells the class they can produce the big holiday concert on their own. Or not. It's all up to them. And who gets elected to run the show? The popular Mr. Hart Evans.

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The Last Holiday Concert

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.

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