Dear Students,

      You don’t realize it, but besides rap and hip hop, there is a music all around you that was written over a hundred years ago, and it still survives. This is called classical music. You will find it as background music in movies, in video games, cartoons, shopping malls, commercials, introductions to shows on television and radio, etc., etc.

     We are not saying that ALL classical music is pleasant to the ear, but this is the case in all kinds of music.

     What we have done is bring together for you and your teacher, on two CD’s,  the classical music pieces you always hear in the places we talked about above. We call these pieces SPARKLERS because they light up your life. We also give you interesting information about the composers themselves.

     We don’t want this program, (it’s called Remedy for Rap even though it doesn’t have anything against Rap itself...our own kids, in fact love it), to be a burden on your already heavy class work load so it is very simple: All you have to do is listen for 5 minutes to the composer of the week, and then mark down on a sheet if you recognize the piece, and like it from 1-10. Boom, that’s it. The CD itself leads you on an imaginary trip around Europe to the clinics of Rapaphobic doctors (the composers themselves) where you receive treatments (the music pieces) as a means of curing yourself from Rap....as if you really needed it. We thought it was a cute theme, and not one against Rap.

     If you turn out to like the classical music pieces, go to www.classicalmusicproject.com and find out about a course that will make you a walking encyclopedia of the rap music of hundreds of years ago...classical music.

                                                                           Yours truly,
                                                                            Dr. Isaac Newton Brown

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Composer

Sub track: Name of Piece

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1

Intro

Remedy for Rap: Intro (this will be skipped)

 

 

  2

Pachelbel

Canon D

 

 

 

Vivaldi

Concerto Number 1 in E Major: Spring

 

 

 

 

Concerto Number 4 in F Minor: Winter

 

 

3

Bach

Toccata and Fugue

 

 

 

 

Oboe Concerto in D Minor

 

 

 

 

Overture Number 1 in C Major, Passepied

 

 

 

 

Air on a G String

 

 

 

 

 Minuet in G Major

 

 

 

 

Orchestral Suite Number 4 in D Major…“Rejoicing

 

 

4

Handel

Air, from his famous Water Music Suite

 

 

 

 

Alla Hornpipe…from Water Music

 

 

 

 

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, from oratorio Solomon

 

 

 

 

Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah

 

 

 

 

Largo, from the opera, Xerxes.

 

 

5

Haydn

Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat Major

 

 

 

 

Emperor’s Hymn

 

 

 

 

Serenade Opus 3, Number 5

 

 

 

 

94th Symphony, the “Surprise” Symphony

 

 

6

Boccherini

“The Minuet” from String Quintet in E Major

 

 

7

Mozart

Piano Concerto 21 commonly called Elvira Madigan

 

 

 

 

Eine Kliene Nachtmusik, first movement,

 

 

 

 

Horn Concerto Number 32nd Movement

 

 

 

 

Overture, Marriage of Figaro

 

 

 

 

Rondo alla Turca, last movement of Piano Sonata in A Major

 

 

 

 

Symphony Number 40

 

 

 

 

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

 

 

8

Beethoven

Egmont Overture

 

 

 

 

Fifth Symphony

 

 

 

 

Bagatelle Fur Elise

 

 

 

 

The Minuet in G

 

 

 

 

The Moonlight Sonata

 

 

 

Beethoven (cont)

Sonata Number 8, Pathetique

 

 

 

 

Ninth Symphony,  last movement Ode to Joy

 

 

 

 

Romance Number 2 in F

 

 

9

Rossini

Barber of Seville

 

 

 

 

William Tell Overture

 

 

10

Schubert

Ave Marie

 

 

 

 

Impromptu in B flat Major

 

 

 

 

The Trout Quintet

 

 

 

 

Unfinished Symphony

 

 

11

Mendelssohn

Wedding March

 

 

 

 

Symphony Number 4, the Italian” Symphony

 

 

 

 

Spring Song, from Songs Without Words

 

 

12

Chopin

Minute Waltz

 

 

 

 

Fantasie Impromtu, Opus 66, Number 4

 

 

 

 

Polonaise Number 6 in A Flat Major

 

 

 

 

Raindrop Prelude

 

 

 

 

Sonata #2, Opus 35, the “Funeral March”

 

 

13

Schumann

Traumerei from Scenes from Childhood

 

 

 

 

Merry Peasant from Album for the Young, Opus 68

 

 

14

Liszt

Love Dream, Song Number 3

 

 

15

Wagner

Bridal Chorus from opera, Lohengrin

 

 

 

 

The Dance of the Prentices from opera, Die Meistersingers von Nurnberg

 

 

 

 

More “Meistersinger”

 

 

 

 

Excerpt from the opera, The Flying Dutchman

 

 

 

 

Excerpt from Overture of opera, Tannhauser

 

 

 

 

Excerpt from the opera, TannhauserArrival of the Guests

 

 

 

 

Excerpt from opera, The Valkyrie… The Ride of the Valkyries

 

 

 

 

Excerpt from the opera, Triste and Isolde

 

 

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1

Verdi

La Donna e mobile from the opera, Rigoletto

 

 

 

 

Overture of the opera…Nabucco

 

 

 

 

Triumphal March and Chorus from opera, Aida

 

 

 

 

Anvil Chorus from the opera Il Trovatore

 

 

2

Gounod

Ave Maria…based Bach’s Prelude in C, The Well Tempered Clavier.

 

 

3

Offenbach

Barcarolle Night of Stars from Tales of Hoffman

 

 

4

Smetana

The Moldau, from a series of symphonic poems called  Ma Vlast.

 

 

5

Johann Strauss, Jr.

Blue Danube Waltz

 

 

 

 

Tritsch Tratsch Polka,

 

 

 

 

Vienna Blood Waltz

 

 

6

Brahms

Cradle Song, also known as Brahms’s Lullaby

 

 

 

 

Hungarian Dance: Number 5

 

 

 

 

1st Symphony, Fourth ovement…excerpt that includes the famous horn

 

 

 

 

1st Symphony, Fourth Movement, an excerpt after the horn

 

 

 

 

Waltz Opus 39, Number 15

 

 

7

 Borodin

From Polovtsian Dances from the opera, Prince Igor

 

 

8

Ponchielli

Dance of the Hours from opera, La Gioconda.  

 

 

9

Saint-Saens

The Swan from the Carnival of Animals

 

 

10

Bizet

March of the Toreadores from opera Carmen

 

 

 

 

The Habenera from opera Carmen

 

 

 

 

Farandole from Suite 2 of L’Arlesienne

 

 

11

Mussorgsky

Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition

 

 

 

 

The Great Gate at Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition

 

 

12

Tchaikovsky

Piano Concerto Number 1

 

 

 

 

The Dance of the Toy Flutes from the ballet, Nutcracker Suite

 

 

 

 

The Waltz of the Flowers from the ballet, Nutcracker Suite

 

 

 

 

The Russian Dance, from the ballet, Nutcracker Suite

 

 

 

 

Romeo and Juliet from a fantasy overture written in 1869

 

 

 

 

From Swan Lake, a four-act ballet

 

 

 

 

Pathetique: the Sixth  Symphony

 

 

 

 

1812 Overture

 

 

13

Dvorak

Second Movement,  Ninth Symphony, also called, From the New World…contains the famous horn.

 

 

 

 

from Fourth Movement, Ninth Symphony

 

 

14

Massenet

from the opera, Thais

 

 

15

Greig (Grieg)

Piano Concerto in A Minor

 

 

 

 

Anitra’s Dance from incidental music for the play, Peer Gynt

 

 

 

 

Morning Dance from incidental music for the play, Peer Gynt

 

 

 

 

In the Hall of the Mountain King: Dance from incidental music for the play, Peer Gynt

 

 

 

 

Solvieg’s Song: Dance from incidental music for the play, Peer Gynt

 

 

16

Rimsky-Korsakov

Flight of the Bumble Bee from the opera, The Legend of Tsar Saltan

 

 

17

Elgar

Pomp and Circumstance March

 

 

18

Puccini

Un bel di Vedremo, from the opera Madame Butterfly

 

 

19

Mahler

Third Movement, Symphony Number 1

 

 

20

Debussy

Claire de Lune, meaning “moonlight” in English.

 

 

 

 

From Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

 

 

21

Mascagni

from opera, Cavalleria Rusticana

 

 

22

Richard Strauss

from the symphonic poem, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

 

 

23

Sibelius

Finlandia

 

 

24

Rachmaninoff

Second Movement Piano Concerto Number 2

 

 

25

Ravel

Pavane  for a Dead Princess

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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