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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 4: The Bees and the Birds

There are many pieces of classical music — besides “The Flight of the Bumblebee” — that are about bees, birds, and other winged creatures. Composers use various instruments to imitate […]

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Jessie Montgomery: Banner

This exciting work is a rhapsody on “The Star Spangled Banner” that interweaves other national anthems and songs within it. In order to take students from the “known” or something familiar to the “unknown” or something unfamiliar, these lessons provide three national anthem songs as “hooks” to help focus students’ listening experience for Banner–and to highlight the composer’s message that America is multicultural, made of people from other nations and cultural groups.

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