Grade 5

September:
  • Rules and Procedures
  • Native American Folk Songs
  • Partner Songs
  • Two-Part Singing
  • Accompaniment with Orff Instruments

October - December:
  • Winter Concert Preparation
  • Rote Singing
  • Two Part Singing
  • Singing in Foreign Languages
  • Octavo Reading
  • Connection with Social Studies: Elections (Voting for a Concert Song; Making Comparative Argument for the Music You Want)

January and February:

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
March 21, 1839 - March 28, 1881

Pictures at an Exhibition is Mussorgsky's most famous piano work.  
It was inspired by the art work of his friend, Viktor Hartmann.
Maurice Ravel, a French composer from the Impressionist Era, arranged Pictures at an Exhibition for the orchestra.


The order of the movement:
The movements we listened to in class are highlighted in red.  
Click on the title to listen to the music on youtube.
The music is also available on iTunes.
Pictures (if available)
Interlude (Promenade Theme)
Promenade represents the composer walking from painting to paiting at the exhibition.  It comes from the French word, promener, which means "to walk".
Interlude (Promenade Theme)
Promenade
Promenade



February-March
  • African-American Street Game Songs:
  • Green Sally Up
  • Down Down Baby (partner song to Green Sally Up)
  • Knock Jim Crow
  • Hambone

April-June
  • Spring Concert Preparation
  • Rote Singing
  • Two Part Singing
  • Singing in Foreign Languages (when applicable)
  • Octavo Reading
  • Fifth Grade Recognition Preparation



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