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Posted: Nov 01 2007 at 8:53am | IP Logged Quote stefoodie

For our composer this month, I thought we'd study Haydn. Get out your CDs! I'll be back later with more...

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Posted: Nov 01 2007 at 9:50pm | IP Logged Quote Chari

Waiting with bated breath, Stef


SERIOUSLY

Thank you!

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Posted: Nov 02 2007 at 10:06am | IP Logged Quote stefoodie

Here you go, Chari:   

Haydn Activity Sheet from Classics for Kids (pdf file)

Listen to Haydn's Farewell Symphony and read The Farewell Symphony by Anna Harwell Celenza

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Listen to Haydn's Concerto in D Major for Cello and Orchestra and read Claude Clement's The Voice of the Wood

other related readings:

Sound Designs: A Handbook of Musical Instrument Building; also Music in the Wood


Select a segment from Symphony No. 94 (or any Haydn piece), play it for the kids several times, then ask each child to hum a melody of how he/she would continue if it were his/her composition.

Play Symphony no. 47 in G major, listening for the mirror
images in each section.

Some suggested books (may be OOP):

Joseph Haydn: The Merry Little Peasant by Opal Wheeler
Haydn: A Creative Life in Music by Karl Geiringer
Ludwig Van Beethoven by Mike Venezia (Beethoven learned from Haydn)
Joseph Haydn by Wendy Thomspon
The 18th Century: Artists, Writers and Composers
The Boy who Loved Music by Joe lasker

and of course, our mainstays:
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Young People's Concerts by Leonard Bernstein (highly recommended, esp. Chapter Six: Humor in Music)
Story of the Orchestra by Robert Levine et al
Lives of the Musicians by Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt
The Story of Haydn (Vox Recording)

Other suggestions for listening:

Harmoniemesse "Wind Band Mass"

Haydn's oratorio "The Creation"

Listen to Surprise Symphony and watch for the loud chord (the surprise!).

B-flat symphony (No. 102) - listen for the serious segment followed by a "laughing" segment in the last movement

Read some Shakespeare while listening to Haydn's Trumpet Concerto

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The Boy Who Loved Music and the Farewell Symphony are wonderful. Thanks for putting this together, Stef!

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