Musical Elements

Pedal Point City

This harmonic device has been used for hundreds of years and derives its name from a compositional practice employed by church organist-composers like Bach. In this episode George Marriner Maull…

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Happy 40th Anniversary NJYS!

The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) celebrated its 40th anniversary this weekend in Newark at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall. The truth is…NJYS has been celebrating all…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 177 – The Firebird Suite Lullaby & Finale Play-Through

This Chat Video features the final two movements of Stravinsky’s “Firebird” Suite with our Listening Guide on screen. Performed by the Vienna Symphony courtesy of Naxos of America.

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3-2-1 Blast Off

The psychological skill of elaboration – the ability to develop an idea or create variations of an idea – is explored in the Finale of Symphony No. 3 by Camille…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 176 – The Firebird Suite Finale

In this Chat, Maestro Maull explores the Finale from Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Variation form, fingered tremolo, effective surprise – so much to learn!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 175 – The Firebird Suite Lullaby

In this Chat, Maestro Maull explores the Lullaby from Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Discover Stravinsky’s use of the ostinato, timbre, glissando and effective surprise!

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Thank you and everyone involved for putting together all of these wonderful videos. With the current situation and thinking long-term, I wanted to help students in the Orchestra to grow as active listeners. We initially worked through Firebird and are now onto the New World Symphony. It’s been a lot of fun to read the students’ responses to the music, as they grow in insight and appreciation.

— NJ Music Educator, on the Orchestra’s Discovery Chat Videos

 

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