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Canadian Orchestral Composers Create Music from Words

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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
Information about the music of Linda Bouchard, Oskar Morawetz, Gary Kulesha, Violet Archer and Robert Turner.
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Guided Listening #1: Knights in Shining Armour
A guided listening activity for Exquisite Fires by Linda Bouchard.
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Guided Listening #2: Calling All Fairy Tales
A guided listening activity for Oskar Morawetz's Overture to a Fairy Tale
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Guided Listening #3: Listening to the Waves
A guided listening activity for Gary Kulesha's The Boughs of Music
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Learning Activity #1: Fairy Wings and Moonlight
A learning activity for Violet Archer's Prelude-Incantation.
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Learning Activity #2: Love is Old-Love is Young
A learning activity for A Group of Seven: Poems of Love and Nature by Canadian Poets by Robert Turner.
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Learning Activity #3: Culminating Task
A culminating learning activity based on all the compositions featured in the learning collection From Words to Music.
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Programme Notes
Information about Bouchard's Exquisite Fires, Morawetz's , Overture to a Fairy Tale, Kulesha's, The Boughs of Music, Archer's, Prelude-Incantation, Turner's, A Group of Seven.
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Learning Objectives

From Words to Music is designed for students and educators to meet the following objectives.

* Gain an understanding of how music can be used to capture the spirit of a story, heighten the telling of a story or to inspire the mood of a musical composition.
* Consider why literature is an important source of inspiration to composers.
* Create compositions in response to a literary stimulus.