Saturday, January 5, 2013

NFMC Festival Music Samples Lab Assignment


Listen to each of the pieces in your festival level.
For each piece write the name of the piece and then answer the following questions:
1. Write 2 or more words to describe the mood of this piece.
2. What is the tempo (speed) of this piece (Adagio, Andante, Allegro, Presto, etc.)?
3. What articulation do you hear in this piece (staccato, legato, accents, pedaling etc.)?
4. Choose your personal rating for this piece from the following:
1- I have no interest in learning to play this.
2 - This piece is okay
3 - Nice, but not my favorite
4 - I would like to play this piece.
5. I would love to learn to play this.

PP (Blue/Black)

Taco Fiesta by Martha Mier
Big Black Bear by Carol Matz
The Leaf and the Bird by June C. Montgomery
Leapfrog by Robert Donahue
Brooklyn's Waltz by Philip Keveren
The Thing That is Under my Bed by Bernadine Johnson
Irish Celebration by Wendy Stevens (c)
One Scary Night by Kim Williams (c)
The Bunny with No Name by Nancy Faber (c)

P1 (Purple/Pink)
Feelin' Happy by Mona Rejino
New Orleans Jamboree by Bill Boyd
Pumpkin Patch by Rebecca Lewis
Splash, Splash by June C. Montgomery (c)
Race Car Rally by W. T. Skye Garcia (c)

P2 (Yellow/Orange)

Twister by Wendy Stevens
Mystery at Blackwater Creek by Martha Mier
Unicorn Ride by K. Polhamus
Medieval Pageant by Mary Hauber
The Acrobat by Carolyn Miller


P3 (Green/White)
Starry Night by Carol Matz
Tambourine Dance by Martha Mier
Fiesta de Seville by Catherine Rollin
Feelin' Good by Robert Vandall
Sunrise at San Miguel by Ronald Bennett
Wild Robot by Jennifer Linn
The Notorious Pirate by Nancy Faber (c)

P4 (Red/Burgundy)
Buffalo Stampede by W.T. Skye Garcia
The Knight's Tale by Catherine Rollin
Allegro Fantastico by Carol Matz
Summer Dream by Robert Vandall
The Grand Canyon by Ted Cooper
Pagoda Bells by Mona Rejino
Ghost Waltz by Edwin McClean


The Race Car by Carolyn Miller

E1 (Burgundy/Gold)
Busybody by Dennis Alexander
Midnight Express by Christopher Fisher

Hawaiian Getaway, Majestic Mountain by Randall Hartsell
The Sorcerer by Carol Matz
Starry Night Sonatina Mvt. I by Martha Mier
Starry Night Sonatina Mvt. II by Martha Mier

Turbocharged by Christopher Goldston


Little Cloud by Kevin Costley


E2
El Matador by Melody Bober
Willows in the Wind by A. Demarest
Bermuda White Caps by Betty Martocchio
Arabian Tale by Martha Mier


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P.S. This post is a work in progress. Please make a comment if you know of any other sites w/ sound clips of NFMC festival pieces. The helpful links used to compile this list include:
Dollarhide's Music Center blog
Alfred Music Publishing

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