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This Week’s Listening Assignment



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Cellos

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Cello Group Pieces:

Ensemble Pieces

Pick one to work on each day

Also Sprach

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Time for a Tango!

Listen to this performance of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” by Sheku Kanneh-Mason and two of his siblings. Think about what songs inspire you or put words or music to what you are feeling. We encourage you to try to figure out how to play it on your instrument, or write something of your own!

“Two of the best young creators and interpreters of roots-based music from Louisiana, playing an old song on violin and cello, with singing in LA Creole (a relative of French formerly spoke by both black and white people in Lousiana)” -Rafe
If you want to see more like this, check out KO’s YouTube channel- https://www.youtube.com/user/kolusola
At Strings for Kids we recognize and value that there are musicians (well-known, just starting and everything in between), of a wide range of skin colors and we stand in grief and solidarity with our brothers and sisters of color, not just in these times, but always. If you have not heard of Black Violin, please check them out. They are AMAZING! Read more about them here.
I picked this recording of Leila Josefowicz playing Preludium and Allegro because it was one of the most inspirational videos that propelled me into a career in music! I was so obsessed with this piece of music and begged my violin teachers to let me learn it! I finally played it for the first time in 4th grade. -Allyson
This week, I was in the mood for some powerhouse cello playing, and Jacqueline DuPre is known for that. This is an amazing piece, performed by a brilliant cellist- it’s so fun to watch the way she moves when she plays! If you want to see the whole thing (the second movement has some of the fastest cello playing you’ll ever see!), you can do so here. Enjoy! -Julie
Stuff Smith et al 1965 Rosetta
“Stuff” Smith was one of the most famous jazz violinists, he played and recorded from the 1930’s through the 1960’s. Someone gave me a CD of his music when I was in middle school and starting to try to play jazz on the violin. Still one of my biggest inspirations. Here he is playing with some other jazz greats, almost at the end of his career. -Rafe
I found a great version of Also Sprach Zarathustra presented by my home orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony at their Lumenocity summer concert series! -Allyson
Find the passage that’s all harmonics.
Can you hear the Shepherd’s Pipe theme?
Do you recognize any of the themes in this piece?