Music for Creative Movement (3 CD set)

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by John Feierabend.

This 3 CD set offers a wealth of carefully selected classical works to inspire children and help them to experience the expressive artistry of music through creative movement.

Based on John M. Feierabendís theories of music and movement development, these musical selections are organized into themes adapted from the work of movement specialist Rudolf von Laban including: Light/Gentle, Heavy/Strong, Sustained, Sudden, Slow/Bound, Quick/Free, Relaxed, Tense, Joyful, and Combinations!

The ability to express music through movement depends on the development of a personal movement vocabulary. The companion text, The Book of Movement Exploration by John M. Feierabend and Jane Kahn, provides activities and examples that will inspire you and your students to create wonder-full movement and dance experiences.

These 73 short classical pieces are also organized into the various Laban themes to provide an ideal ìsoundtrackî for movement exploration activities. Pairing movement exploration activities with these selections will enable students to increasingly develop their artful sensitivity of the expressive qualities of music and will gradually teach children how they can use their bodies to demonstrate how music ìmovesî them.

What better way to discover how music can move you than to move with the music!CD #1

Light/Gentle: Schumann, Kinderszenen, Op. 15, ìOf Foreign Lands and Peopleî; Greig, ìLittle Bird,î Op. 43, No. 4; Saint-Saens, ìThe Aquarium,î from Carnival of the Animals; Strauss, ìPizzicato Polkaî; Bach, Flute Sonata in E-flat Major, BWV 1031: ìIl Siciliano.î

Heavy/Strong: Kabalevsky, ìPantomime,î from the Comedians; Handel, ìMusic for the Royal Fireworks,î ìMenuet IIî; Warlock, Basse-Danse from ìCapriol Suiteî; Stavinsky, ìSong of the Volga Boatmenî; Saint-Saens, ìThe Elephantî from Carnival of the Animals; Saint-Saens, ìPianistsî from Carnival of the Animals; Brahms, ìHungarian Dances No. 5î; Strauss, ìAlso sprach Zarathustraî; Khachaturian, ìDance of the Comrades.î

Sustained: Shubert, ìImpromptu Op. 142, No. 3î; Rubenstein, ìMelody in Fî; Faure, ìPie Jesuî; Saint-Seans, ìThe Swanî from Carnival of the Animals; Handel, ìLargo Xerxesî; Satie, ìGymnopedie No. 1,î Torelli, ìAndanteî from Sonata No. 5 in D; Debussy, Symphony in B minor, movement 2; Vivaldi, Four Seasons Violin Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297; Ravel, ìPavane pour une infante defunteî; Mozart, ìPiano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, Andante.î

Sudden: Kabalevsky, The Comedians, ìPresto;î Mussourgsky, Sorochintsi Fair, ìHopakî; Khachaturian, ìGayne,î Sabre Dance; Mussorgsky, ìGnomesî from Pictures at an Exhibition Bizet, Carmen, ìMarch of the Toreadorsî; Saint-Saens, ìThe Kangaroosî from Carnival of the Animals; Saint-Saens, ìPeople with Long Earsî from Carnival of the Animals.CD #2

Slow/Bound: Bach, ìAir on a G String;î Chopin, ìPrelude No. 4 in E Minorî; Saint- Saens, ìTortoisesî from Carnival of the Animals; Handel, Saul HWV 53, ìAct III: Dead March: Graveî; Handel, Oboe Concert No. 3 in G Minor, HWV 287: ìIII Sarabande: Largo;î Purcell, Music on the Death of Queen Mary.

Quick/Free: Rimsky Korsakov, ìFlight of the Bumble Beeî from The Tale of the Tsar Saltan; Schumann, Kinderszenen, ìCatch-as-catch-canî; Schumann, Carnaval, Op. 9, ìPapillonsî; Stravinsky, 3 Pieces for Solo Clarinet, ìNo. 3: Greig, Butterfly, Op. 43, No. 1; Gershwin, 3 Preludes, No. 3; Saint-Saens, ìWild Donkeysî from Carnival of the Animals; Saint-Saens, ìAviaryî from Carnival of the Animals; Chopin Prelude No. 3 in G Minor; Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 53, movement 4: ìVivace.î

Joyful: Handel, ìArrival of the Queen of Sheba,î from Solomon; Bach, ìBadinerieî from Overture No. 2 in B Minor; Handel, Concerto Grosso No. 6 in D Major HWV 317 (Op. 3): 1 Vivace; Handel, Concerto Grosso No. 3 in G Major, HWV 317 (Op. 3) II Allegro; Bach, Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007.CD #3

Relaxed: Satie, Trois GymnopÈdies, No. 3; Satie, ìBain des Gracesî from Mercure; Schumann, ìTr‰mereiî; Rorem, ìVermouthî from Picnic on the Marne; Faure, ìIn Paradisum,î from Requiem, Op. 63; Gershwin, Three Preludes for Piano, No. 2.

Tense: Bartok, Out of Doors, Sz. 81, ìWith Drums and Pipesî; Stravinsky, ìThe Devils Danceî from Histoire du Soldat; Rorem, ìMaking Up,î from Picnic on the Marne; Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a, ìScene 1.î

Music for Combinations/Contrasts: Debussy, ìThe Girl with the Flaxen Hairî; Faure, ìSicillience, Op. 78î; Debussy, ìDoctor Gradus ad Parnassumî from The Childrenís Corner; Debussy, ìMenuetî from Petite Suite; Verdi, ìSanctusî from Requiem; Chopin, ìPrelude No. 20 in C Minor, Op. 28î; Chopin Waltz No. 6 in D-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1, ìMinute Waltzî; Brahms Symphony No. 1, movement 1; Verdi, ìDies Irae,î from Requiem; Debussy, ìCortegeî from Petit Suite.

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