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Charles Ives
Country Band March

Folk Tunes in Classical Music

The Country Band March has 12 recognizable popular and folk tunes in it. But Ives was not the only composer to put borrowed tunes in his music. Many classical composers -- including Ludwig van Beethoven, Mily Balakirev, and Percy Grainger -- used folk music in the pieces they wrote.

Track list:
Mozart: Variations on “Ah, Vous Dirai Je Maman”
Bruch: Scottish Fantasy
Bartok: Roumanian Dances
Enesco: Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1
Holst: St. Paul's Suite
Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy
Copland: Billy the Kid
Gould: American Suite
Still: Get on Board
Beethoven: Wellington's Victory
Ives: Country Bank March

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Which composer used Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in one of his works?






2.Which of the following tunes was used by Gustav Holst in the St. Paul Suite?

When Johnny Comes Marching Home


Goodbye Old Paint

The Girl I Left Behind

Yankee Doodle

3. Beethoven's Wellington's Victory describes what event?

A soccer match

A political debate

A great military battle

A contest

A spelling bee

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