The Music Box

Tuning In

April 23, 2020

Welcome to Season 3 of The Music Box! Today’s episode will help us learn how music makes us feel. From silly to sad, from angry to energetic, we’ll discover the tools and tricks that composers use to affect our emotions.

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Featured musical excerpts:
The Washington Post March - John Philip Sousa
In the Hall of the Mountain King - Edvard Grieg
Russian Sailors’ Dance - Reinhold Gliere
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hakuna Matata - The Lion King soundtrack
Poor Unfortunate Souls - The Little Mermaid soundtrack
Nocturne No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 9 No.2 - Frederic Chopin

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National Standards incorporated:
Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Evaluating music and music performances

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Additional Resources:
YouTube: Green Eggs and Ham: A Dramatic Reading by Ms. Faith, featuring the music of Edvard Grieg
YouTube: Class Notes: A Recipe for Emotion in Music

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