Music 1500 Listening Examples­­­


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Musical Elements

[Music Guide 1] Britten: A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vbvhU22uAM

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Non-Western

[Music Guide 2] African Traditional Music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFWRcXYsYMo

 

[Music Guide 2] Maru-Bihag (Sitar and Tabla Music from India)—clip starts at 0:30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVdKR4E3zLQ

 

[Music Guide 2] Japanese Music (koto)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqEkabZJCPM

 

[Music Guide 2] Kebjar Hudjan Mas (Balinese Gamelan Music from Indonesia)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_SFYt02848

[Music Guide 2] Sioux Indian Love Song (Native American traditional)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5nNey1PMcw

 

[other non-western example] Middle-Eastern Music ('Ud and Darabukkah)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtFaqcnua2U

 

[other non-western example] Mariachi Music (Mexico)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtRn2qmmOes

 

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EARLY MUSIC: Medieval

[Music Guide 3] Anonymous: "Alleluia vidimus stellam" [chant]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApX4DJvPpEg

 

[Music Guide 4] Hildegard of Bingen: "O Successores" [monophonic song]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfCmHuz5oTk

 

[Music Guide 5] Anonymous: Estampie [Medieval dance]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBie9InfMUI&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL9D6181842964441C

 

[Music Guide 6-chant] Anonymous: "Haec dies" [chant]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxox8JF1gyw

 

[Music Guide 6-organum] Perotin: "Haec dies" [organum]-No YouTube Recording
- - here is a recording of another Perotin organum example, "Sederunt Principes"

     (this is done on Dec 26 for the Mass of St. Stephen (the first Christian martyr)
       Translation of prayer:
          The princes sat, and spoke against me: they have persecuted me unjustly.

          Do thou help me, Lord my God: Save me for thy mercy's sake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5meS0IiOjg

 

[Music Guide 7] Machaut: "Agnus Dei" from Messe de Notre Dame [Medieval Mass]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHRAYbgdxew#t=00m09s

 

EARLY MUSIC: Renaissance

[Music Guide 8] Josquin Desprez: Ave Maria-virgo serena [motet]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwCtYOb2OA4

 

[Music Guide 9] Palestrina: "Agnus Dei [I]" from Pope Marcellus Mass
     [Renaissance Mass]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WTbE9AfcX0

 

[Music Guide 10] Weelkes: As Vesta Was From Latmos Hill Descending
     [English madrigal]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95DJ7oqTWK8&list=RD95DJ7oqTWK8

 

[Music Guide 11] Gesualdo: Moro, lasso {Italian madrigal]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dVPu71D8VI

 

EARLY MUSIC: early-Baroque

[Music Guide 12] Monteverdi: "Tu sei morta" from L'Orfeo [Opera]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2y4oIRn-3g

 

[Music Guide 13] Purcell: "Dido's Lament" from Dido and Aeneas
     
[recitative and aria]

http://www.youTube.com/watch?v=9ilLvQbCUdE

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COMMON-PRACTICE ERA: Late Baroque

 [Music Guide 14] Corelli: Trio Sonata in D major, Op. 3, No. 2 [Trio Sonata]

Movement 1 (slow)   Movement 2 (fast; starts at 2m10s)   Movement 3 (slow; starts at 3m8s)   Movement 4 (fast; starts at 5m16s)

[Music Guide 15] Vivaldi: "Spring" from The Four Seasons [Concerto]

http://www.youTube.com/watch?v=TKthRw4KjEg#t=0m3s

 

[Music Guide 16] Pachelbel: Canon in D major [Canon]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvNQLJ1_HQ0

 

[Music Guide 17] JS Bach: Little Fugue in G minor [Fugue]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhRa3REdozw#t=0m7s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVadl4ocX0M

 

[Music Guide 18] JS Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 [Suite]
—clip starts at 0:40

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yusUGyCZkZk

 

[Music Guide 19] JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 [Concerto grosso]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK6-x9sdEYo

 

[Music Guide 20] JS Bach: Cantata No. 140, 1st movement [Cantata]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sj-NKqR0tw

 

[Music Guide 21] Handel: "Hallelujah" from Messiah [Oratorio]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtWkNxn3duA

 

 

COMMON-PRACTICE ERA: Classic Era

 

[Music Guide 22] Haydn: Symphony No. 94, movement 2 [Theme & Variations]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNwMXj0Y1_Y

 

[Music Guide 23] Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23, movement 1 [Sonata form]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vttZzUPg3A

 

[Music Guide 24] Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, movement 1 [Sonata form]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzEX0-nwN4Y

 

[Music Guide 24] Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, movement 3 [Minuet & trio]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1CRXbQMZZY

 

[Music Guide 25] Mozart: Symphony No. 40, movement 1 [Sonata form]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG0Fx-JtANs

 

[Music Guide 25] Mozart: Symphony No. 40, movement 3 [Minuet & trio]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWf7Wo0FncE

 

[Music Guide 26] Mozart: Scene from Act 1 of The Marriage of Figaro
    
[comic opera] The scene discussed starts at 21m50s and ends at 34m17s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IugFH6PxeMQ

 

[Music Guide 27] Mozart: Final scene of Don Giovanni [tragic opera]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0Iv28yYMCc

 

[Music Guide 28] Mozart: "Lacrimosa" from Requiem Mass ["Mass for the Dead"]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE2muDZksP4

 

[Music Guide 29] Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 13, movement 2 [Rondo]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYVrGi0veGY

 

[Music Guide 30] Beethoven: String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4, movement 4
     [Sonata-rondo]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL-AIDdIrT8

 

[Music Guide 32] Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, movement 1 [Sonata form]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXrV_y03c0o

 

[Music Guide 32] Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, movement 3 [Scherzo & Trio]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEbyBINYBfo

 

[Music Guide 33] Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, movement 4 [Theme and Variations]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T3D5Q6Eq2w

 

 

COMMON-PRACTICE ERA: Romantic Era

 

[Music Guide 34] Schubert: Erlkonig [Lied]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XP5RP6OEJI

 

[Music Guide 35] Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, movement 4 [Program symphony]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roX70PAu3oA#t=0m8s

 

[Music Guide 36] Robert Schumann: Carnaval [Piano cycle of character pieces]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZeoxFxfqdQ

 

[Music Guide 37] Clara Wieck Schumann: Romance in G minor [chamber music]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd_KrAaVjZ8

 

[Music Guide 38] Chopin: Nocturne in E-flat, Op. 9 [Character piece]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvxS_bJ0yOU

 

[Music Guide 40] Smetana: The Moldau [Symphonic poem]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcDzRjMIDvo

 

[Music Guide 41] Brahms: Symphony No 3, movement 3 [sad scherzo & trio]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejOTIAf-giM

 

[Music Guide 42] Brahms: excerpt from A German Requiem [Choral music]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzRjljiPON8&feature=related

 

[Music Guide 43] J. Strauss Jr: Blue Danube Waltz [Viennese waltz]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDaJ7rFg66A

 

[Music Guide 44] Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World"), movement 2
     [Symphony]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYl4Xb4cDQ8#t=0m9s

 

[Music Guide 45] Rossini: scene from The Barber of Seville [Italian comic opera]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq_0wPYFp9A

 

[Music Guide 46] Bizet: "Habanera" from Carmen {French opera]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlGTz0pSLS8

 

[Music Guide 47] Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2 [Incidental music]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilnwc0GckYw

 

[Music Guide 48] Tchaikovsky: excerpt from The Nutcracker [Ballet]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t1AeJm7XF0#t=0m11s

 

[Music Guide 49] Wagner: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
     
[Prelude to a Musikdrama]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy2k_xnE2XQ

 

[Music Guide 50] Wagner: Prelude to Act I of Tristan und Isolde
   
[Prelude to a Musikdrama" opera]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fktwPGCR7Yw

 

[Music Guide 51] Wagner: scene from Die Walkure from The Ring of the Nibelungs  
     [Musikdrama]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0qEUMX2UaE#t=5m48s

 

[Music Guide 52] Puccini: Scene from La Boheme [Italian "verismo" opera]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wD5kBb3-bQ

 

[Music Guide 53] Leoncavallo: "Vesti la giubba" from Pagliacci [versismo opera]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0PMq4XGtZ4

 

[Music Guide 54] Sousa: Star and Stripes Forever [American Band Music]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx0RRdPdKcM

 

[Music Guide 55] R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra [Symphonic poem]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qgbIZxN8fc#t=0m17s

 

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MODERN ART MUSIC

 

[Music Guide 56] Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun [Symphonic poem]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR5OWN_ydIY

 

[Music Guide 57] Stravinsky: Scene from The Rite of Spring [Ballet]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF1OQkHybEQ

 

[Music Guide 58] Schoenberg: "Mondestrunken" from Pierrot lunaire [atonal Lied]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V84BW4qx0zw

 

[Music Guide 59] Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw
    
[12-tone serialism, secular cantata]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGWai0SEpUQ#t=0m30s

 

[Music Guide 60] Webern: Five Pieces for Orchestra [atonal chamber music]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzpEmuLVrwc

 

[Music Guide 61] Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, movement 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C68SkzGb6Ww

 

[Music Guide 62] Still: Afro-American Symphony, movement 3
     [American symphony]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB6K8PiecgI

 

[Music Guide 63] Copland: "Simple Gifts" from Appalachian Spring [Ballet]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91y-NEdTj-g#t=0m15s

 

[Music Guide 64] Barber: Adagio for Strings [Neo-Romanticism]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4PWdOoOQjI

 

[Music Guide 65] Bernstein: Scene from West Side Story
    
[Jazz-influenced art music/musical theatre]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyUV3hIL-G0

 

[Music Guide 66] Cowell: The Banshee [Avant-garde piano]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrMga6BcabI

 

[Music Guide 67] Cage: The Perilous Night [Prepared piano]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFj4-AA4p_E

 

[Music Guide 68] Cage: 4'33" [Chance music]

http://youtu.be/MT7S8rNY9Jk

 

[Music Guide 69] Varese: Poeme electronique [Electronic music]-Starts at 2m33s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVJgOtZT-b8 - t=2m33s

 

[Music Guide 70] Babbitt: Ensembles for Synthesizer [Multi-serialism]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5n1pZn4izI

 

[Music Guide 71] Penderecki: Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima
     
["expressionism"]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HilGthRhwP8 - t=0m32s

 

[Music Guide 72] Glass: excerpt form Einstein on the Beach [Minimalism]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0SgFg7OstI

 

[Music Guide 73] Crumb: Black Angels, movement 7 [electrified string quartet]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHL54OPQBsc&feature=related#t=1m20s

 

[Music Guide 74] Reich: Violin Phase [Minimalism]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su1OvwR3wB4

 

[Music Guide 75] Zwillich: Concerto Grosso 1985, movement 1 [Quotation Music]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVIIHmrtvFA

 

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JAZZ

 

Louis Armstrong: Hotter Than That ["Hot" Jazz]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAlrpx40UnE

 

George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue [Orchestral Jazz]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iw2ikz1W68

 

Edward "Duke" Ellington: The "C" Jam Blues [Swing]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOlpcJhNyDI

 

Benny Goodman: Sing, Sing, Sing!  [Big Band]-with drummer Gene Krupa and trumpeter Harry James

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mJ4dpNal_k

 

The Andrews Sisters: Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B  [Boogie Woogie]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8of3uhG1tCI

 

Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie: Koko [Bebop]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rMiD8UUcd0

 

Dave Brubeck Quartet: Take 5 ["Cool" Jazz]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2In5a9LDNg

 

Miles Davis: Tutu [Fusion (Jazz + Rock elements)]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot6j7Jf9al0

 

Ornette Coleman: Free Jazz  ["Free" Jazz]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swJ-BZyCIh8#t=03m45s