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 2017-2018

Pictures at an Exhibition: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks by Mussorgsky

 

Exsultate, Jubilate: Alleluja by Mozart

 

Suite No. 2: March by Holst

 

Maple Leaf Rag by Joplin

 

Concerto for 2 Violins in d minor, “Double”: Movement 1 by Bach

 

Aida: Triumphal March by Verdi

 

Children's Corner Suite: Golliwogg's Cake Walk by Debussy

 

Carnival of the Animals: Finale by Saint-Saëns

 

Symphony No. 5: Movement 1 by Beethoven

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Dance of the Clowns by Mendelssohn

 

Missa Hodie Christus natus est: Kyrie by Palestrina

 

American Salute by Gould

 

The Firebird: Infernal Dance by Stravinsky

 

Roméo et Juliette: Je veux vivre by Gounod

 

Concerto for Viola and String Orchestra in G Major: Movement 2 by Telemann

 

Also Sprach Zarathustra: Introduction by R. Strauss

 

Music Memory

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