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Listening Exercise
Listening Exercise
Listening Exercise
Listening Exercise
Listening Exercise
Listening Exercise
Listening Exercise
Listening Exercise
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Listening Exercise
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Listening Exercise

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  • 1. MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation Listening To Music Exercise
  • 2. Aaron Copland, (1900-90) American Composer Composed such well known pieces such as: Rodeo from Billy the Kid. Copland identified 3 Ways of Listening to music Casual Emotional
  • 3. Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Listen to this piece: What do you hear, and what emotions or thoughts does the music provoke? Click to start music.
  • 4. Your listening to Vivaldi’s La Primavera might be described as Casual and/or Emotional.
  • 5. Much of our listening to music this semester will be Intellectual. Let’s begin by listening to La Primavera again with added information for an intellectual listening experience.
  • 6. La Primavera (Spring) First Movement, Op. 8, No.1 from The Four Seasons  Programmatic music  Music used to depict specific emotions, moods or events  La Primavera  Is meant to depict aspects of Spring time through music.  Spring  Storms  Birds  Flowing Stream
  • 7. La Primavera First Movement, Op. 8, No.1  Listen to each example, does it sound like:  Springtime  Birds  A Storm with thunder and lightning  A Stream  What elements of the music create the effect.  Click to next slide to begin.
  • 8. Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4 Click here for answers
  • 9. La Primavera is based upon a Sonnet: 8 lines of text followed by 6 lines of text La Primavera (First Part) Spring has arrived, and full of joy The birds greet it with their happy song. The streams, swept by gentle breezes, Flow along with a sweet murmur. Covering the sky with a black cloak, Thunder and Lightning come to announce the season. When all is quite again, the little birds
  • 10. “Spring” Sonnet  Allegro Allegro (Movement One) "Giunt' è la Primavera e festosetti Spring has arrived, and full of joy La Salutan gl' Augei con lieto canto, The birds greet it with their happy song. E i fonti allo Spirar de' Zeffiretti The streams, swept by gentle breezes, Con dolce mormorio Scorrono intanto: Flow along with a sweet murmur. Vengon' coprendo l' aer di nero amanto Covering the sky with a black cloak, E Lampi, e tuoni ad annuntiarla eletti Thunder and Lightning come to announce the season. Indi tacendo questi, gl' Augelletti; When all is quite again, the little birds Tornan' di nuovo al lor canoro incanto:" Return to their lovely song. Largo (Movement Two)  Largo On the flower-strewn meadow, with "E quindi sul fiorito ameno prato leafy branches rustling overhead, the goat-herd sleeps, his Al caro mormorio di fronde e piante faithful dog beside him. Dorme 'l Caprar col fido can' à lato." Allegro (Movement Three)  Allegro Led by the festive sound of rustic bagpipes, "Di pastoral Zampogna al suon festante nymphs and shepherds lightly dance beneath the brilliant Danzan Ninfe e Pastor nel tetto amato canopy of spring. Di primavera all' apparir brillante."
  • 11. La Primavera First Movement, Op. 8, No.1  Concerto: Violin Solo with  Ritornello Form:  Complete Ritornello (Orchestra Plays without Orchestra; 3 mov. (fast-slow-fast) solo)  Orchestra: Strings and  Epsiode1 (Solo)  Ritornello (Orchestra Plays without solo) Harpsichord  Episode 2  Programmatic: meant to  Ritornello (Orchestra Plays without solo)  Episode 3 depict emotion/idea or tell a story  Ritornello (Orchestra Plays without solo)  Episode 4  Complete Ritornello (Orchestra Plays without solo)  Fashioned after a Sonnet or eight lines of poetry followed by six BAROQUE 1600-1750
  • 12. Ritornello and EPSIODES Listen to the entire movement again. Can you recognize the Episodes and Ritornello?  Ritornello Spring has arrived, and full of joy  Episode 1 The birds greet it with their happy song.  Ritornello Spring has arrived, and full of joy  Episode 2 The streams, swept by gentle breezes, Flow along with a sweet murmur.  Ritornello Spring has arrived, and full of joy  Episode 3 Covering the sky with a black cloak, Thunder and Lightning come to announce the season.  Ritornello Spring has arrived, and full of joy  Episode 4 When all is quite again, the little birds Return to their lovely song.  Ritornello Spring has arrived, and full of joy Click to play entire movement again
  • 13. Intellectual Listening: Has your opinion of La Primavera changed based upon Intellectual (informed) Listening?
  • 14. Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Baroque Composer Venice, Italy Director of Music at orphanage for girls Composed 600 concerti Oratorios
  • 15. Answers: 1=Spring 2=Storm 3=Stream 4=Birds Go Back

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