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1 Mother Goose Suite Composed by Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)

2 Mother Goose Suite by Maurice Ravel Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty in the forest Tom Thumb Laideronnette, Empress of the Pagodas Conversation between Beauty and the Beast The Enchanted Garden

3 Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty in the forest A B C SectionInstrumentGraphic (A, B, C) 1Flute (low pitch) 2Flute (high pitch) 3Clarinet 4Flute (low pitch) 5Violins

4 Tom Thumb GA BD Eb FG A B CD Eb FG A B C DEb F G

5 Composing 1: Creating a chorus of birds Link to bird songs: Collared Dove Blackbird Chaffinch

6 Short sound Repeated short sound Raspy sound

7 START END Toms Journey

8 Laideronnette, Empress of the Pagodas 1. introduction 3. glockenspiels and brass answered by flutes Repeating solo woodwind melodies with some xylophone notes Solo flute and piccolo melodies Unison melody with gongs Mainly xylophones and flutes

9 Learning how Javanese and Balinese gamelan influenced Pagodas cks/gamelan.shtml /hear_us.shtml

10 Performing a Balinese rindik piece - Tempung ketan Core melody parts (kotekan parts start here) CM CM CM CM Kotekan parts (Extension) lanang wadon PENTATONIC SCALE: G A B D E To hear whole piece click here

11 Composing a Dragon Dance Pentatonic scale: C D E G A Spi-tting out fire Wings out-stretched Scales on its back Dra-gon

12 Conversation between Beauty and the Beast The melody is played on clarinet The melody is played on contra-bassoon The music is flowing There is an Oom Cha accompaniment The melody is played at a low pitch A harp plays throughout this section The beginning of the melody is accompanied by 4 loud pizzicato notes A cymbal is heard twice Beauty Beast

13 Learning about the contra-bassoon A large, deep-toned instrument of the oboe family, also called double bassoon. Its tube, over 16 ft (5 m) long, is doubled upon itself four times. It was first made by Hans Schreiber of Berlin in estras/guide/bassoon.shtml

14 Composing a piece called Beauty and the Beast Compose a piece that uses a similar structure as Ravels Beauty and the Beast i.e.: 1.Music that describes Beauty 2.Music that describes the Beast 3.Music that describes the Beast changing into a handsome prince

15 BEAUTYBEAST Mood Pitch Dynamics Silence Tempo Timbre

16 The Enchanted Garden

17 By Maurice Ravel

18 Sources of images: Maurice Ravel: Image of Mother Goose: Images of birds: Images of Tom Thumb: Images of Pagodas: Images of gamelan: Chinese dragon: Contrabassoon: Enchanted garden:


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