Monday, January 28, 2013

Greetings, scholars!

Congratulations on a pleasant, praiseworthy Pezzo Performance (Alliteration!) last Saturday.
Bravo, brava, bravi!

The great Renaissance artist, Giuseppi Arcimboldo, loved to create visual puns with his oil paintings on wood and canvas. In the winter months he enjoyed using root vegetables for his subjects.

Stand on your head to see a delicious bowl of veggies below!

The Gardener by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, c. 1500

Use your keen ears to find three different movements: 

1. Bounty  
2. Aversion to Carrots  
3. Rah!

In which instrument family does the clarinet belong?
 Can you hear the canon?

We will learn a new part (QUODLIBET) for Singing School after our semester break and compose more leitmotifs for One Morning in Maine

 We are also going to begin learning The Orchestra Song. The lyrics for the first and second verses are below, so that you can get an early start:

The fiddles - they sing it, and sob it, and swing it; 
They sway and they play it; they sing all they say!
The clarinet, the clarinet says dua-dua-dua-dua-det; 
The clarinet, the clarinet says dua-dua-dua-det.

Homework: Listen to Eat Your Vegetables! and try your artistic hand at a visual pun. Bring your artwork in after semester break to share with your classmates.

See you on Saturday, February 2nd!