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Discovery Orchestra Chat 66 – Ornaments Part 2

Take a quick quiz – count the ornaments!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 62 – Text Painting

Composers drive home the meaning of words by composing appropriate musical settings.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 59 – A Texture Quiz

How’s your life put together? Find out how music can be put together…take the texture quiz!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 55 – Hallelujah!

Hallelujah! Thrill to Handel’s most well-known chorus as you follow our listening guide!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 54 – How fast can you sing?

Can you sing a fast melisma? Listen to The Discovery Orchestra Chorus breeze through the melismas of this chorus from Handel’s Messiah.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 40 – Aspects of Melody

Can this melody be sung…. or not?

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I was delighted to hear George Marriner Maull’s “Inside Music” when he discussed how to listen to and enjoy Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the 4th movement. To have the words of the choral Ode to Joy translated and explained (word for word) was enlightening and inspiring as well. And to learn all the intricacies of the music itself was fascinating.

— Inside Music radio listener