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Composer of the Month

In the 2016-2017 school year, students studied a different composer from history each month. At the beginning of the month, they learned about the history of the composer and each week, they listened to a piece of music written by the composer. For more information on each composer, click on the composer's name. Below each composer are links to each piece of music we listened to in class.



2016-2017 Composers of the Month

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John Williams

Theme from Jurassic Park 

Theme from Indiana Jones

Theme from Jaws

Theme from Harry Potter

Imperial March



Ella Fitzgerald

One Note Samba

It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing

A Tisket, A Tasket



Amy Beach

Summer Dreams

Ballade Op. 6



George Gershwin

Variations on "I Got Rhythm"

An American in Paris

Rhapsody in Blue



Johannes Brahms

Musical B's

Violin Concerto


Hungarian Dance No. 5




Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 (Ode to Joy)

Symphony No. 5

Für Elise




Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Horn Concerto No.4  (4th movement--starts at 4:30)

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Symphony No. 40

Alla Turca from Piano Sonata K331




Franz Joseph Haydn

Trumpet Concerto

Symphony No. 94 “Surprise”

String Quartet No. 3 “Emperor”

The Creation




 Johann Sebastian Bach

Toccata and Fugue

Fugue in G minor (“Little”)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Cello Suite: No. 1 Prelude




Antonin Dvorak 

Allegro con fuoco (part IV, Symphony 9 - The New World)

Humoresques No. 7