Friday, November 2, 2012

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012

QUOTE:
“What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a 
  thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.”
AUTHOR: Ludwig van Beethoven
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“Beethoven thinks he is unique, better than others. Through 
arrogant, his ego helped him produce beautiful music."







COMPOSER
COPLAND


Lincoln Portrait
Slideshow Produced by James Ayala
video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahWeXfTsjuA&feature=related


LESSON PLAN
Aaron Copland and Lincoln Portrait
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CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS
Social Studies: Abraham Lincoln, Civil War

AIM
Students will explore how music can create mood by listening, discussing and writing.

MATERIALS
Recording with excerpts
Information worksheet
Lyric sheet

ASSESSMENT
Read, correct and review homework assignments.

PROCEDURE
1. Review music vocabulary: piano, forte, crescendo, decrescendo, dolce

2. Ask the question to the class: “Can music express emotion or feeling? How? Give examples.” Write responses 
on the board.

3. Introduce American composer Aaron Copland. Write his name, dates, and Lincoln Portrait on the board. Hand 
out information worksheet and read aloud or silently.

4. Listen to two short excerpts: the beginning of Appalachian Spring or the Clarinet Concerto and the beginning of 
Fanfare for the Common Man. Play the first 30 seconds of each. After listening to each ask students to use two 
words to describe how the music “felt.” Write responses on the board.

5. Copland wrote another piece called Lincoln Portrait. What is a portrait? Can music be a portrait? How?

6. Create a semantic web for Abraham Lincoln. Ask children to provide information about Lincoln (16th president, 
very tall, had a beard, freed the slaves, Civil War, assassinated, penny and five dollar bill, etc.).

7. Ask students to listen to the beginning of the work and to raise their hand when they hear something unusual 
(narrator). Play the beginning of Lincoln Portrait.

8. What do you call someone who tells a story? In the Lincoln Portrait, Copland has chosen to have a narrator 
speak during the music. Who do you think he is going to speak about? Whose words will he use?

9. Pass out the lyrics sheet. Listen to the excerpt and point out changes in mood. Pause occasionally to make a 
point or ask about the mood of the music.


10. Review assignment for homework.

Young People’s Concert

NHSO

GENERAL MUSIC
01. MUSICAL THEATRE: OLIVER
02. REVIEW AS NEEDED
.......a.  PERIODS 1 and 2 ADDED INFORMATION ON TO THEIR REPORT FORM (PERIOD 3 WILL DO THIS NEXT 
            WEEK)
.......b.  DISCUSSED THE MUSIC HEARD IN THE FILM
............a.  THE OVERLAPPING OF DIFFERENT MELODIES IN THE SONGS (THE MUSICAL TERM CALLED 
                 COUNTERPOINT) "BE BACK SOON" and "WHO WILL BUY"

ADV. STRINGS
PREPARATION FOR THE HOLIDAY CONCERT
01.  CHRISTMAS SONG
02.  GESU BAMBINO

BEG. STRINGS 
PREPARATION FOR THE HOLIDAY CONCERT
01.  STARTED (AS A WARM-UP) THE FIRST SECTION (INTRODUCTION) TO THE SONG "HOEDOWN'
........a.  PLAYED 8X
02.  SILVER BELLS
03.  NO HOLLY FOR MISS QUINN