Music Appreciation Curriculum Overview

See individual unit pages for a list of lessons, unit objectives, and resources.

Unit 1

  1. Schubert | Moment Musicaux No. 3
  2. Bach | Sonata No. 3, Gavotte & Rondeau
  3. Mozart | Eine Kleine Nachtk Musik
  4. Tchaikovsky | The Russian Dance
  5. Tchaikovsky | Reed Flutes
  6. Mozart | Piano Sonata No. 11
  7. Mozart | Sonata No. 16, Movement 1
  8. Chopin | Prelude Op. 28, No. 7
  9. Chopin | Prelude Op. 28, No. 15, “Raindrop”
  10. Handel | Alla Hornpipe, Water Music

Unit 2

  1. MacDowell | Ode to A Wild Rose
  2. Tchaikovsky | Chinese Dance, Nutcracker Suite
  3. Tchaikovsky | Waltz of the Flowers, Nutcracker Suite
  4. Chopin | Minute Waltz
  5. Chopin | Nocture
  6. Copland | Fanfare for the Common Man
  7. Joplin | Entertainer
  8. Joplin | Maple Leaf Rag
  9. Pachelbel | Canon in D
  10. Bach | 2 Part Invention #1
  11. Bach | 2 Part Invention #4

 Unit 3

Proposed Index:

  1. Bach | Art of Fugue, Contrapunctus I
  2. Chopin | Waltz Op. 32, No. 2, Lento
  3. Rossini | William Tell Overture
  4. Grieg | In the Hall of the Mountain King
  5. Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata
  6. Beethoven’s | 7th Symphony, 2nd Movement
  7. Musgorsky | Pictures at an Exhibition, The Ox Cart “Bydlo”
  8. Debussy | Children’s Corner, “Golliwog’s Cakewalk”
  9. Gershwin | Piano Prelude No. 2
  10. Gerhswin | Piano Prelude No. 3
  11. Copland | Appalachian Spring

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