Staying at Home Bingo
This is a fun music activity that you can do by yourself at your own pace. See if you can complete a line over the week.
Once you are done, you can take a picture and email it to Mr. Heaton if you like,
Over the next few weeks we will be learning about some composers you may have never heard of.
Composers are the people who write music.
This week, our composer is Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel.
Here are the worksheets.
Fanny's brother Felix claimed that many of Fanny's compositions were his! Here is some more about that.
Here some music written by
Clara Wieck Schumann
Clara Schumann was another composer that wasn't as well known. Her Husband Robert Schumann was a very popular composer but Clara's compositions didn't become well known until fairly recently.
Here is your activity.
*Important note! I did not recognize the difficulty level of Clara's code activity this week. There is a mistake with the way it was created. Do not complete it. Just read the information on Clara Schumann. Sorry about that!
Listen to these compositions by Clara Wieck Schumann.
Gioachino Antonio Rossini
You probably know Rossini's best know piece as the theme for the Lone Ranger. It s called the "William Tell Overture." Rossini was known for his Operas. Operas are musical plays, where the story is told by singing.
Read the short biography in this week's activity.
Find the following words in the word search attached to this activity:
COMPOSER ITALY MUSIC OPERA ROMANTICERA
ROSSINI THEBARBEROFSEVILLE WILLIAMTELL
Listen to the William Tell Overture
The Barber of Seville Overture
Franz Joseph Haydn
Haydn was a composer from Austria. His most recognizable piece of music is his "Surprise Symphony". He didn't name it that but it surprised the listeners so people began calling it that.
Read the information on Franz Joseph Haydn and pretend you are him to fill out his job application.
Here is his "Surprise Symphony"
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Have you ever listened to the "Nutcracker"? It is a piece of music that gets featured every Christmas. This famous song was written by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Read his biography and fill out his Meet the Composer Job Aplication.
The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker
The 1812 Overture
Is the force with you? It is sure with John Williams. He is the composer that wrote the music for Star Wars. He didn't stop there! He is one of the most well known composers in the film industry. Read his biography and pretend you are John Williams and fill out the Meet the Composer Job Application.
Star Wars Theme
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The activities are ordered and you can do them at your own pace. You can do them all or one per week. Start with Activity 1. Click on it and read the instructions. If you enjoy an activity, feel free to do it more than once!
Music can be beneficial to creating a calm environment during times of stress. Sometimes it is good to put on quiet and calming music to increase focus and calm minds. Classical and baroque music is particularly good for this although if you really don’t like it, you can play anything you wish.
Here are other simple activities you can do to keep music in your lives. Some will work better for you than others.