- Can musical motifs represent a person or animal?
- Carnival of the Animals is a suite of music in 14 movements by Camille Saint-Saens.
- Each movement is titled after an animal at the carnival (zoo).
- The orchestra instruments embody each animal with musical expression and style.
- (Priority) Responding #7: Perceive and analyze artistic work
- (Supporting) Responding #8: Construct meaningful interpretations of artistic work
- (Supporting) Connecting #11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding
- (Supporting) MU:Re7.1.3a Demonstrate and describe how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, or purposes.
- (Priority) MU:Re7.1.3b Demonstrate and describe how a response to music can be informed by the structure, the use of the elements of music, and context (for example, personal, social).
- (Supporting) MU:Re8.1.3a Demonstrate and describe how the expressive qualities (for example, dynamics, tempo) are used in performers’ interpretations to reflect expressive intent.
- (Supporting) MU:Cn11.1.3a Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life as developmentally appropriate.
What to Teach
- I can/SWBAT identify each movement of Carnival of the Animals aurally.
- I can/SWBAT give explanations of the movement title related to the musical expression of the orchestra instruments.