Monday, October 6, 2014

Le vent dans la plaine, by Claude Debussy

Many of our listening selections this year will feature compositions by the most famous Impressionist composer of all time, Claude Debussy.

Do you hear notes that clash? How about big clusters of notes? Notes that are both really high and really low? If you listen really closely, you might even hear some interesting intervals like 4ths.

What do you think this piece is about? (No using Google or asking a French speaking acquaintance!) Why?

To complete this listening challenge, write three things you notice about the music in your notebook, your best guess as to the name of the piece, and three reasons you guessed this.

You'll have the opportunity to write your own Impressionist piece later in the school year!

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