Friday, October 30, 2015

Special Video/Activity 10-30-15 (Happy Halloween!!!)

In class activity:  (You'll need a mobile device for this.  If you don't have one, find a partner to sit with who does!)

Go to this site.

(type in "")

(if prompted, you can install the web app on your phone.  tap download then "add to home screen".
Follow the directions.)

Then wait for Mrs. Reynolds to start the game and we will enter the "Game PIN"

Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens:

According to legend, "Death" appears at midnight every year on Halloween. Death calls forth the dead from their graves to dance for him while he plays his fiddle (here represented by a solo violin). His skeletons dance for him until the rooster crows at dawn, when they must return to their graves until the next year. The piece opens with a harp playing a single note, D, twelve times (the twelve strokes of midnight) which is accompanied by soft chords from the string section.
The first and second themes, or fragments of them, are then heard throughout the various sections of the orchestra. 
The piece makes particular use of the xylophone to imitate the sounds of rattling bones.

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