Today Room 10 presented our “Listening and Responding” for the rest of the school. We listened to “The Little Train of Caipira” by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Villa-Lobos was a Brazilian composer born in 1887. We listened very carefully to the piece of music and tried to work out what message the composer was trying to convey. Here are some of the images we created before we knew the title of the piece. We have everything included- dragons, castles, battle scenes etc.
In our class we listened to Royal March of the Lion from a suite called Carnival of the Animals. A suite of music is a collection of short musical pieces. This suite was composed by a French composer named Camille Saint-Saens.
Camille Saint-Saens was born in Paris, France in 1835. His great-aunt Charlotte introduced him to the piano and he began piano lessons when he was 2 years old!
We really enjoyed listening to Royal March of the Lion. The main instruments we could hear in the music were pianos, violins, cellos and the double bass. The beginning of the music is the introduction. It is letting the other animals know the lion is arriving. The tempo changes throughout the piece. If you listen carefully you will hear the lion roaring. The roar is represented by the pianos moving up and down the scale really fast.