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Presentation on theme: "JOSEPH HAYDN “SURPRISE SYMPHONY NO. 94."— Presentation transcript:


2 Surprise Symphony (Haydn) | Music Listening/Activity Lesson Objective I can say and play RHYTHM PATTERNS. I can express music through movement. I can analyze a RHYTHM PATTERN. I can identify and discuss facts about Joseph Haydn and Symphony No. 94 I can create my own Rhythmic surprise pattern. Materials A recording of the theme to Haydn's Surprise Symphony

3 Franz Joseph Haydn -German: 31 March[1] 1732 – 31 May 1809), known as Joseph Haydn,[2] was an Austrian[3] composer, one of the most prolific and prominent of the Classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet" because of his important contributions to these forms. He was also instrumental in the development of the piano trio and in the evolution of sonata form.[4][5] A lifelong resident of Austria, Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterházy family on their remote estate. Isolated from other composers and trends in music until the later part of his long life, he was, as he put it, "forced to become original".[6] At the time of his death, he was one of the most celebrated composers in Europe.

4 Read the Rhythms. Say and Play with body percussion or Rhythm sticks
Read the Rhythms. Say and Play with body percussion or Rhythm sticks. After practicing reading the notation add these words. Students stand in a circle and move around the circle together. Connect the words to the rhythm patterns. tip-toe, tip-toe, tip-toe, look (3x) tip-toe, tip-toe, look, freeze. Practice the movement without the music. Listen to the excerpt while sitting down following notation. What do we do during the SURPRISE? CAN YOU SHARE A MOVE?

5 Read the Rhythm ti-ti ti-ti ti-ti ta (3x) ti-ti ti-ti ta (ta)rest

6 Connect to movement Tip toe tip toe tip toe look (3x)
Tip toe tip toe tip toe look (3x) Tip to tip toe look freeze  

7 Analyze and compose 1-Form small cooperative groups with the students. Students can create alternate moves to the rhythmic pattern and share with the class. 2-Students can create their own “SURPISE” patterns and share with the class.


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