Amazing Music Vol. 3: Families of the Orchestra
Andrew Litton and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Approx. 27 min.
For preK - 10 years old
One of a series of DVDs featuring the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Andrew Litton, in special young people's concerts. Families of the Orchestra is a tour of the symphony, with members of the orchestra demonstrating how each type of instrument works. Watch the Power Rangers without and then with music. Includes musical selections from The Lion King and Phantom of the Opera, as well as classical pieces.
Includes excerpts from the following:
4th Movement from Symphony #4 (Tchaikovsky),Dance of the Merlitons from Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky), Don Juan (R. Strauss), Serenade for Strings (Tchaikovsky; a look at the string family), 3rd Movement from Symphony #4 (Tchaikovsky; demonstrates pizzicato playing), All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber; shows the passion of the sound of the strings), Le Sacre de Printemps (Stravinsky; shows the nasty, aggressive sound of the strings), The Lion Sleeps Tonight from The Lion King (Elton John; features the woodwind family), 1st Movement from Symphony #4 (Tchaikovsky; features the brass family), Fiddle Faddle (Anderson; features percussion & harp), Waltz of the Flowers from Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky), Cuban Overture (Gershwin; features percussion, and also shows student pictures that were drawn in response to listening to this piece), 4th Movement from Symphony #4 (Tchaikovsky; shows the power of the sound of the orchestra).
4.0 (based on 1 customer reviews)
By C.G. Holcombe
from Jacksonville, FL
Excellent Intro to Instruments Video
Pros: visual of instruments played - live video
Cons: strings were not introduced separately -used a lot of Tchaikovsky
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