December LIstening and Coloring Pages
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 by Mary O'Connor | listening
I have purchased a set of Christmas Shades of Sound Listening & Coloring Book for the studio.
Please let me know if you do not want your student to participate in Christmas activities and I will assign alternate activities.
Each week, I will print out some of the pages for your student and put them in his/her notebook. After listening to the music on YouTube, the student may color the pages.
After they are colored, please return them to the notebook so that there will be a complete book when finished.
If you are an adult and want to listen and color, too, just let me know and I'll print you a set.
From the website:
Get your piano students listening to great classical music!
The Shades of Sound Listening and Coloring Books are a great way to encourage students to listen to great piano and orchestral repertoire. Students of all ages will love coloring the fun pictures while listening to and learning from the music of the great composers.
This Shades of Sound Christmas edition includes 20 pieces of piano and orchestral literature for the Christmas season, from the Baroque to the Modern period. Includes background and historical information on the pieces and the composers, and a beautiful coloring page for each piece.
The Christmas Shades of Sound book includes 20 different pieces, including:
- In Dulci Jubilo from the Christmas Tree Suite by Liszt
- Pastorale from the Christmas Oratorio by Bach
- Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach/Hess
- Farandole from L’arlesienne Suite #1 by Bizet
- Christmas Sonatina by Reinecke
- Elegy #4 by Busoni
- The Adoration of the Magi by Respighi
- Winter Sonatina by Rowley
- Christmas Concerto by Corelli
- Ave Maria by Schubert/Liszt
- Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Gillock
- Diversions by Dello Joio
- Nuit de Noel by Busoni
- Sheep May Safely Graze by Bach/Petri
- Carol Symphony by Hely-Hutchinson
- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky
- Trepak by Tchaikovsky
- Arabian Dance by Tchaikovsky
- Waltz of the Flowers by Tchaikovsky
- Hallelujah Chorus by Handel
Sunday, November 28, 2021 by Mary O'Connor | holiday
Hanukkah 2021 will begin in the evening of Sunday, November 28 and ends in the evening of Monday, December 6
Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights.
It commemorates the victory of the ancient Israelites over the Syrian Greek army and the subsequent miracle of restoring the menorah in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
The miracle of Hanukkah is that only one vial of oil was found with just enough oil for one day, and yet it lasted for eight full days.
Sing/Play Happy Birthday Whenever You Want
Sunday, November 7, 2021 by Mary O'Connor | birthday
You're legal now!
None of the companies that have collected royalties on the "Happy Birthday" song for the past 80 years held a valid copyright claim to one of the most popular songs in history, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled on Tuesday.
In a stunning reversal of decades of copyright claims, the judge ruled that Warner/Chappell never had the right to charge for the use of the "Happy Birthday To You" song. Warner had been enforcing a copyright since 1988, when it bought Birch Tree Group, the successor to Clayton F. Summy Co., which claimed the original disputed copyright.
Judge George H. King ruled that a copyright filed by the Summy Co. in 1935 granted only the rights to specific piano arrangements of the music, not the actual song.
Read more at http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-happy-birthday-song-lawsuit-decision-20150922-story.html
The following version is in the O'Connor Music Studio library, if you wish to borrow it. It is also available on amazon.com