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Russian Sailors' Dance - Listening map

listening map with parachute instructions.
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Sondra Jones

on 18 October 2012

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Transcript of Russian Sailors' Dance - Listening map

Russian Sailors' Dance
THEME & VARIATIONS
Listening Map Introduction:
THEME IS SLOW
AND PONDEROUS Variation 1 Largo and Deliberate
- additional
bass instruments enter Dynamic is piano
Legato (smooth)
Strings Variation 2 Variation 3 Light and piano (soft)
Flute with Piccolo,
Busy Rhythm in the background- Clarinet Variation 4 Variation 5 Variation 6 Variation 7 Variation 8 Variation 9 Variation 10 Coda Faster - French Horn with
Woodwinds Adagio (slow)
Trumpet and Tambourine Staying Adagio (Slow)
but softer
Flute and Oboe Allegro (fast)
Flutes, Clarinet
Triangle Slight Accelerando
(to get faster)
Strings Melody in the Basses Entire Orchestra!
Frenetic!
Tambourine and Cymbals
This is the only variation that repeats! ( A special ending )

Accelerando until the End! Learning Goal:
to explore and understand the Music Form of
THEME AND VARIATIONS
and what elements of music a composer uses to create this form. What is the theme? How can a Composer create Theme and Variations in Music? Variations are created by altering one more of these:
tone color/timbre
tempo (speed)
dynamics (volume)
key (major/minor)
rhythm What is a Theme?

A melodic passage that will be repeated
several times. Reinhold Glière (1875-1956) – Russia
Graduated from the Kiev school of music in 1900.
Spent time as a professor at the Kiev and Moscow conservatories.
Incorporated elements of Russian folk music into many of his compositions.
One of his most well-known pieces – “Russian Sailors Dance” from the ballet The Red Poppy – is a theme and variations based around a Russian folk song named Yablochko (“little apple”).
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