Song Number 40 in our summer countdown of classical music is in the books. This is an excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz. According to https://petipasociety.com/the-sleeping-beauty: The Sleeping Beauty Waltz was the first collaboration of Marius Petipa and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Although Tchaikovsky’s first ballet Swan Lake had not been the success he had hoped for, it didContinue reading “Number 40”
Song number 36 from the Big Book of Classical Music is an excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony “Pathetique.” Fun Fact: It is another song written right before the composer left this mortal coil. According to Britannica.com, Pathétique Symphony, or Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, the final composition by Peter Tchaikovsky. Called the “Passionate Symphony” by theContinue reading “So That’s Why It’s Called Pathetique”
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This will be the third Tchaikovsky song I have worked on this week. They just keep getting better and better if you ask me. Am I right? Come on, back me up. I present to you Romeo and Juliet. It is exactly 120 beats per minute which works out to two beats per second. IfContinue reading “The Week of Classics Continues”
Get your red-hot Tchaikovsky mp3s, right over here. We got Sugar Plum Fairies, we got Dancing Reed Flutes. Supplies are limited.
Or not. Can’t you just see those little Reed-Flutes dancing? Maybe they are getting warmed up for the Waltz with the Flowers. https://ourpastimes.com/history-of-the-dance-of-the-reed-flutes-12222430.html
Close your eyes, take a deep breath and imagine yourself in a cozy house on a cliff overlooking the Sea. As the sun starts to set, you sit down at the piano and begin to play. Birds start to show up and soon they are singing along.
His story can be found here:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyotr_Ilyich_Tchaikovsky
I hope you have all enjoyed learning about Repitition in Music. I know I have. The sheet music is below if you would like to play along.
Tchaikovsky would have been happy to see his work being changed, don’t you think?
This is a perfect example of repitition. The melody is repeated in the bass line, and vice versa. This is just a small part from Swan Lake, but it is one of my favorite parts. I transcribed the music and then repeated it in different keys with different instruments for this song. (Warning: Once youContinue reading “Repitition in Music”