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Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 94 in C Major "Surprise," Second Movement
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GRADES K-2
OVERVIEW:
Over the three lessons, the concept areas of Rhythm, Melody, Form, Expressive Qualities and Harmony are used. Skills developed are Singing, Moving, Listening, Playing Instruments and Creating (including Reading and Writing).

Introduction:
1. Soft and Loud
2. Ti-Ti and Ta
3. Dance and Play

 

GRADES 3-5
OVERVIEW:
Over the three lessons, all six of the concept areas of Rhythm, Melody, Form, Timbre, Expressive Qualities and Harmony are used. Skills developed are Singing, Moving, Listening, Playing Instruments, Creating (including Reading and Writing Music) and Relating music to other subject areas.

Introduction:
1. Theme and Variations Form
2. Form and Composition
3. Harmony, Haydn, and History

 
The lesson plans were written by Dr. Kay Edwards, Professor and Chair of Music Education at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Dr. Edwards earned both a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in general music from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Music from Ohio University. She has been an active clinician and author in the areas of elementary general music, guided listening, and multicultural music education for more than 15 years at the university level and has 10 years experience as an elementary general music teacher. In addition to Orff Level III certification, she has special training in Kodály and Dalcroze pedagogies.
Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 94, "Surprise"
Second Movement


Composed in 1791
Performed by Camerata Cassovia
Johannes Wildner, conductor
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