July 7 ~ Daily Listening Assignment
Saturday, July 7, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | OCMS
Today, we'll listen to the Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, of Ludwig van Beethoven. It was written between 1804–1808. It is one of the best-known compositions in classical music, and one of the most frequently played symphonies. As is typical of symphonies in the classical period, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is in four movements.
I'm sure you've heard the first 8 notes before...
Since it was written for orchestra, each instrument has its own line:
A piano version, transcribed by Liszt
From Disney's Fantasia 2000:
Pink learns to play the
and interrupts a performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony with the Pink Panther theme played on various instruments.
Arrangements of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony can be found in Piano Maestro and lots of books including Piano Pronto's Movement 2, Movement 5 (Victory Theme) and Beethoven: Exploring His Life and Music.
July 6 ~ Daily Listening Assignment
Friday, July 6, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | OCMS
Johann Sebastian Bach's towering monument of organ music, with its deep sense of foreboding, will forever be associated with Halloween.
Get a free copy of the sheet music at IMSLP or borrow a copy from the O'Connor Music Studio. I have this arranged for organ, piano, duet, 2-piano, simplified...
It's also available in Piano Maestro, Piano Pronto Encore
If you want this in a book with other Bach transcriptions,
has this: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor and the Other Bach Transcriptions for Solo Piano, arranged by Ferruccio Busoni.
Here, Virgil Fox performs it on his Allen Digital Touring Organ.
Diane Bish plays the Massey Memorial Organ at the Chautauqua Institution and talks about this instrument.
And, the most fun...
July 5 ~ Daily Listening Assignment
Thursday, July 5, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | OCMS
I'm running late today...