This hour long programme provides audiences with an opportunity to experience live music in a unique way ! Whilst a fun concert, it is also structured in such a way as to educate audiences, encompassing many features of the National Curriculum.
The programme associates pieces with movement (hence the title) throughout whether it be as a march, a dance or just the staging of this particular performance.. Audiences are also encouraged to participate as every performance needs a conductor and percussion ensemble!! The programme includes music from various eras, from classical through to jazz.
Special attention is paid to the finer details including compositional devices, the manufacture of a simple tuba and how it works and question time.
A short questionaire is offered to schools for follow up work.
The following programme gives an outline of "Music in Motion" and the role it plays in music education.
- The Thunderer
- J. P. Sousa
- A real foot-tapping march from this famous American composer.
- Lute Dances
- Music from the Baroque era in two movements, demonstrating different styles of early dance music. The piece uses harmonies throughout.
- Tuba Mückl
- J. Strauss
- Originally titled the Clarinet Polka, this typically Germanic piece helps demonstrate the job of the conductor - with the help of a volunteer !
Make our own tuba (hosephone) and learn how the sound is produced. How is the tuba made and what are the various bits called.
- The Elephant
- Saint SaŽns
- This very descriptive piece of music uses the size and pitch of the tuba to paint a very realistic picture.
- Theme from Peter Gunn
- Henry Mancini
- This piece uses a repeated bass ostinato figure throughout. This rather funky piece of music has been used several times for films and television advertising.
- This Latin American piece would not be complete without our very own percussion ensemble and exotic dancers !
- Air from a Suite in D
- J.S. Bach
- This popular piece helps to calm things down. The melody is passed from player to player - or is it ? Watch and see if you can tell who plays the bass line throughout.
- Ain't Misbehavin'
- Fats Waller
- A jazz standard - the make up of the piece is explained and the melody gets passed around - who will have it next ?
- Nessun Dorma
- Probably the most famous operatic aria thanks to Pavarotti and the World Cup. Taken from Puccini's Turandot this piece is transcribed from the orchestral score and reduced to be played by just four musicians.
- Sabre Dance
- An exciting finale - lively music from the Russian Steppes featuring our own "Ivan the Terrible".
- Mission Impossible
- A short encore (if required) featuring the theme music of the recent Tom Cruise film of the same name.
- From which country did the march come?
- What kind of instrument is a LUTE?
- What do we call the conductor? What is his/her job?
- Which instrument played the tune (melody) in the Elephant? Why?
- Peter Gunn was written by Henry Mancini. Can you name another famous piece of music by him ?
- Which percussion instruments did we use in Ples ? _Maracas _Tambourine _Triangle _Cymbals _Drum _Bells
- Only one person did not play the melody in Air from a Suite in D. Who was it?
- Ain't Misbehavin' was written by ............. Waller. What was his first name?
- Nessun Dorma translated means None shall .............. and was written by Puccini. Which famous singer made this tune popular? With which sport would you associate this piece of music?
- Sabre Dance is from which Country?
- What did you enjoy most about the concert?
Today's concert has been brought to you by Tubalaté. These forms are for future reference. Please comment on how you enjoyed / benefited from the performance and how the audience responded. If there were any unusual or outstanding features of your event or memorable comments from the audience we would like to know. If there has been any follow - up work to this concert please let us know as we would appreciate examples of students' work.