Here's excerpt from the musical illustration of Arthur Lobel's "The Garden" composed and performed by the First Grade.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
This piece is based on a Mother Goose poem. The music was written by my Orff teacher, James Harding.
Excellent job, ensemble cats!
This is well known, but untitled piece by Gunild Keetman, which the Orff ensemble arranged with some material of their own. We call it the "Crows of Third Street."
Here's a clip of the recorder ensemble performing "Ah-ree rang", the well known Korean folk song.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Incidentally, for those of you who detect an occasional missed note, the total prep/practice time for all three of these pieces was ten minutes or less.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Today's lesson emphasized how the story begins , develops and ends and how this is something that occurs in music also. The kids also began to come with some ideas for how to dramatise the elements, including some very cool Frog and Toad noise improvs.
Homework -- frog life cycle worksheet
As for the recording of the rehearsal today, it is posted too. Click on the blog entry "Orff Ensemble -- Our New Piece" on the left side of your screen.
When: March 27th, Friday, 5:30 (call time for performers is 5:00)
Where: Dormondy Court (that's the court yard the kindergarden classes face next to the luch tables)
What to wear: Light or white tops and dark or black pants. Skirts are not encouraged as some of the Orff players sit cross legged.
What to bring -- yourselves, a blanket to sit on, perhaps a bite to eat. Recorder players -- bring your instruments.
More information to follow. Stay tuned!