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Canadian Orchestral Composers Musical Structures

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National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

Early Canadian Orchestral Music
An introduction to the history of Canadian orchestral music.
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The Composers and their Music
An introduction to selections by composers Adaskin, Beckwith, Estacio, Hétu, Pépin and Ridout.
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Guided Listening #1: A Viola Solo
A guided listening activity about concerto form using Godfrey Ridout's Ballade for Viola and Strings
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Guided Listening #2: Frenergetic!
A guided listening activity exploring Overture form and John Estacio's Frenergy.
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Guided Listening #3: Baroque Forms in a Classical Structure with 20th-Century Methods
A guided listening activity exploring Clermont Pépin's Symphonie No. 2
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Learning Activity #1: Turns with Ternarys
A learning activity about ternary form using Jacques Hétu's Concerto pour flûte.
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Learning Activity #2: Serialism Meets Pantomime
A learning activity about orchestral suites and diversions, using John Beckwith's Music for Dancing and Murray Adaskin's Diversion for Orchestra: An Entertainment.
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Programme Notes
Information on composers Murray Adaskin, John Beckwith, John Estacio, Jacques Hétu, Clermont Pépin and Godfrey Ridout.
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Learning Objectives

"Musical Structures" is designed for students and educators to meet the following objectives:

* identify traditional musical structures in music by contemporary Canadian composers
* explore the fit between traditional structures and non-traditional composition