Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Term 2 Exams: Composer Study

This is LittleLa's description of her favorite piece by a member of the Mighty Handful:

Mine is "Flight of the Bumblebee".  It starts out straight to the point.  The eighth note is always accented.  It is very fast.  Mrs. M. says they usually take it at a speed of 152 at least.  There is no part in which it slows down.  It was written by Rimsky-Korsakov, the most famous of the Mighty Handful. This piece's name has something to do with being chased by a bee; that is my impression.  The orchestra is doing the wave with their instruments:  violin, cello, bass, flute and clarinet, over and over again.  It is a very continuous piece.  The piece ends with one pluck of your instrument.

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