About Music Memory

The music appreciation objectives of the Music Memory Program are to expose students to great composers, their lives and music, and to encourage an in-depth study of our Western musical heritage.


The listening selections of our Music Memory Program were chosen to provide varied musical learning experiences for your child. Selections for orchestra, choir, keyboard, and jazz band are included to provide excellent examples of classical and American music from all periods of musical history.


The Music Memory program is a year round experience that climaxes in the Spring with a district wide Music Memory Competition to test each student's knowledge and understanding of the music and composer's presented.


All 2nd-5th grade students will learn the 16 pieces as selected by UIL. The AISD Music Memory Contest is in May of each school year.


If you have questions about our Music Memory Program or would like to order a Music Memory Selection CD please feel free to contact Mr. VandeWalle.  You can also visit the Music Memory Website by clicking here.


Check out the music class YouTube Channel for recordings of all the Music Memory selections by clicking HERE.



Music Memory Selections for 2016-2017

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope: Cantina Band by Williams


El Grillo by des Prez


Orchestral Suite No. 2: Badinerie by J.S. Bach


Sleeping Beauty: Waltz by Tchaikovsky


Cosi fan tutte: Overture by Mozart


The Prince of Denmark's March by Clarke


Piano Sonata No. 8, “Pathétique”: Movement 3 by Beethoven


Symphony No. 94, “Surprise”: Movement 2 by Haydn


Radetzky March by Strauss, Sr.


Armenian Dances (Part 1): Gna, Gna (Go, Go) by Alfred Reed


Lakmé: Flower Duet by Delibes


Estancia Suite: Malambo by Ginastera


La Bohème: Aranci, datteri by Puccini


Waltz in A-Flat Major by Brahms


Belshazzar's Feast: Thus in Babylon by Walton


Hungarian Sketches: Bear Dance by Bartók


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