Friday, March 27

Happy Friday, Buffalo!

 

I hope that all of you had a great week at home with your families. I miss all of you terribly! The good news is that it has already been two weeks. Though it may seem like forever in the moment of struggle, looking back, it doesn't feel like it's been two weeks already. Hopefully we will see each other soon!

 

Today's MML is by the composer Franz Joseph Haydn. He was born in 1732 and died in 1809. That was A LONG time ago! He wrote today's piece, The Surprise Symphony, in 1791. How long ago was 1791? Well...

 

The light bulb wasn't invented for almost another 100 years! (1879)

The USA had only been a country for 15 years.

The first car wasn't made for almost another 100 years! (1885)

It wouldn't be for another 226 years until people start playing Fortnite.  :-)

 

To watch, click here  --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOLy6JxEDLw. (It's a video of an orchestra playing it live! The conductor is very entertaining! :-) )

 

While listening today, ask yourselves the following...

 

- Why is this symphony nicknamed "Surprise"?

 

- How many different instruments can you hear/see in this piece of music? Can you name them?!