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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