Orchestra 1: MU.912.H.1.3

Big Idea: Historical and Global Connections
  • Understanding: Through study in the arts, we learn about and honor others and the worlds in which they live(d).
    • Benchmark: Compare two or more works of a composer across performance media.
☆ Categorized as Best Assessed in the Classroom (BAC)

Students will be able to:

  • listen to and discuss the various media a given composer uses to present works.
    • mediums of performance music (ie. concerto, wind ensemble, string quartet, rock band, musical theatre, etc.)
  • explore the similarities/differences of selected mediums within a composer’s body of work.
    • genres and styles
  • explore the various musical elements a given composer uses for different works.
    • rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, texture, dynamics, lyrics, music relationships, form, etc.
  • compare musical excerpts from two different media written by the same composer.

Students will know:

  • genres and styles
  • mediums of performance music (ie. concerto, wind ensemble, string quartet, rock band, musical theatre, etc.)
  • rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, texture, dynamics, lyrics, music relationships, form, etc.