By Shelley Irvin-Kent - Music Teacher
November’s Secret Song is Revealed!
Title: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Allegro (fast) and adagio (slow)
Watch the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra play it >>
Brahms’ Hungarian Dances were influential in the development of ragtime. For an interesting twist on the original, listen to a ragtime version of Hungarian Dance No. 5 here >>
Check out the activity sheet at ClassicsforKids.com >>
Dear First Grade Families:
Building on students’ work learning about one sound on a beat (quarter note, called “ta” when we read it) and two sounds on a beat (eighth notes, called “ta-di when we read them), first graders have been presented with the name and symbol for ZERO sounds on a beat: quarter rest. (When we read it, we hear silence on a beat.)
Ask your child to read the song to the left (Pease Porridge Hot) using rhythm syllables and then to sing for you!