Curriculum

Kindergarten – Beginnings

Bizet, Impromptu, the Top from Childrenʼs Games (a toy)
Bach, Bouree, from Orchestral Suite No. 2 (a musical sandwich)
Kabalevsky, Galop from The Comedians (a clown)
Mussorgsky, Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks from Pictures at an Exhibition (a bird)
Vivaldi, Winter, mvt. 1, from The Seasons (winter fun)
Rossi, Poison Arrow Frog, Giant Purple Butterflies, Monkey Talk from The Rainforest Suite for piano

Sousa, Stars and Stripes Forever March (a march)

Inspirations (Cycle 1)

Mussorgsky, Hut on Fowlsʼ Legs from Pictures at an Exhibition
Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Handel, The Rejoicing from The Fireworks Suite
Mozart, German Dance #3 (Sleighride)
Heitzeg, Music from Earthworks and On the Day You Were Born
Bernstein, Mambo, Symphonic Dances, from West Side Story

On the Move (Cycle 2)

Gliere, Russian Sailorsʼ Dance from the Red Poppy Suite
Haydn, Second Movement from Symphony NO. 94 in G (Surprise)
Stravinsky, Shrovetide Fair from Petrushka
Kodaly, The Viennese Musical Clock from the Hary Janos Suite
Tchaikovsky, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker Suite AND

     Ellington, Dance of the Sugar Rum Cherry from the Nutcracker Suite
Larson, Libby Collage Boogie

Behind the Scenes (Cycle 3)

Grieg, In the Hall of the Mountain King from the Peer Gynt Suite
Prokofiev, Troika from the Lieutenant Kiji Suite

Mozart, The Magic Flute (excerpts)

Joplin, The Maple Leaf Rag

Beethoven, First Movement from Symphony No. 5

Copland, Hoedown from the Rodeo Suite

Voices of Instruments (Cycle 4)

Brass
Canadian Brass - Tuba Tiger Rag
Strings
Saint Saens – The Swan (cello) The Elephant (bass)

Nero - Hot Canary (violin)
Keyboard
J.S. Bach – Toccata and Fugue in D Minor – organ
Francoise Couperin – Les Baricades Misterieuses, No. 5 from the 6th Order
(2nd Book of Pieces for Harpsichord)
Beethoven – Fur Elise (optional) – piano
Joplin – Maple Leaf Rag – piano

Woodwinds
Britten – Young Personʼs Guide to the Orchestra (variation featuring woodwinds)
Prokofiev – Peter and the Wolf (optional)
Hindemith – Quintet for Wind Instruments from Kleine Kammermusick, Op. 24, No. 2
Percussion
Britten – Young Personʼs Guide to the Orchestra (variation featuring percussion)
African Drumming and Percussion

Voice
Flight of the Bumblebee and Hush Little Baby from the recording HUSH featuring Bobby McFerrin and Yo Yo Ma.

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