March Student Page

2019 Composition Contest Winners will be announced in the May/June Issue


100-day Challenge

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Composer of the month

Georg Philipp Telemann

1681-1767

Sonata in F minor for Bassoon

Suite in A Major on harpsichord

Concerto for Oboe d’amore, Strings & Continuo in G major

Fantasia 1 and 2 on Harpsichord

Composer of the month

Cécile Chaminade

1857-1944

Concertino for Flute (played by Paula Robison)

6 Pièces Romantiques, Op.55 (played by Julia Mortyakova & Valentin Bogdan)

Scarf Dance was one of her most popular piano pieces (played by Jeanine Barrett)

Les Sylvains, Op.60 (played by Takashi Sato)

Listening Exercise

Baroque Concertos


Telemann’s Concerto for Recorder, Bassoon, Strings, and Continuo.

Telemann’s Concerto for Three Horns and Violin

Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Mandolins

J.S. Bach’s Concerto in A Minor for Four Harpsichords

Vocal Ranges of Singers

Opera singers from the Royal Opera House demonstrate different vocal ranges.


April Musical Birthdays

1 – Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Russian composer and pianist
5 – Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) Austrian conductor
6 – André Previn (b. 1929) German/American conductor, pianist, and composer
7 – Billie Holiday (1915-1959) American jazz singer
9 – Paul Robeson (1898-1976) American bass singer and actor
11 – Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983) Argentine composer
12 – Lily Pons (1898-1976) French/American soprano
13 – First performance of Handel’s Messiah, 1742
16 – Henry Mancini (1924-1994) American film composer, conductor
18 – Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) English/American conductor
22 – Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) American violinist
23 – Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Russian composer
25 – Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) American jazz singer
29 – Duke Ellington (1899-1974) American jazz pianist and composer