Reflections on Orff-Schulwerk


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Reflections on Orff-Schulwerk
Essays in Celebration of Margaret Murray
Edited by Sarah Hennessy
Paperback Book
84 pages

This collection of essays is dedicated to the work of Margaret Murray. Throughout her life, Murray was a key contributor to the development of the Orff Schulwerk.

Edited by Sarah Hennessy, chair of the UK Orff Society, this volume contains contributions from an array of distinguished practitioners and pedagogues including Marjorie Ayling, Lois Birkenshaw Fleming, Kate Buchanan, Jane Frazee, Wolfgang Hartmann, Barbara Haselbach, Ulrike E. Jungmair, Shirley Salmon, Peter Sidaway, Carolee Stewart, and Hennessey herself. The essays explore a range of aspects of Margaret’s career; her skills as a translator, her role in the proliferation of the Schulwerk in the US and UK, and her inspirational approach to teaching, making this a fascinating and inspiring read.


M. Murray: A Chronolgy
B. Haselbach: Orff-Schulwerk: Origins and Development
B. Haselbach: An Exceptional Translator
S. Salmon: Inclusion and Orff-Schulwerk
K. Buchanan: "Red Sky at Night, Shepherd's Delight"
U.E. Jungmair: Putting Theory into Practice
L. Birkenshaw-Fleming: Margaret Murray: An Appreciation
P. Sidaway: Personal Reflections on the Orff Approach
J. Frazee: Orff-Schulwerk in the United States: Cultivating the Wildflower
C. Stewart: Exploring Recorder Models
M. Ayling: Orff-Schulwerk in the UK over the past 50 years: a personal perspective
W. Hartmann: Orff-Schulwerk and Instrumental Learning
S. Hennessy: Teaching for creativity: some thoughts for primary teachers
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