Theme and Variation

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 104 – A Third Look at Variation Form

In this Chat, Maestro Maull and guitarist Celil Refik Kaya explore Celil’s own composition entitled Theme & Variations on Pass et medio.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 94 – Name that Tune?

Another look at variation form in this Chat – but backwards! Have a listen to some variations and see if you can figure out what the theme is in this…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 82 – Another Look at Variation Form

Harpist Merynda Adams joins Maestro Maull as they revisit variation form as found in Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols.

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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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