Elementary Music

Course Description

We have been learning about Mozart's opera, The Magic Flute. Ask your student about it.
Magic Flute Coloring Pages are to the right.

Watch a recap video of the story.


Watch the following videos:

1. This aria is when Tamino first meets the Queen of the Night. He thinks she is good. She tells Tamino about how her daughter, Pamina has been kidnapped, and he needs to rescue her. The Queen of the Night has a very high voice.

Queen of the Night https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zcbJvb9cxz0

2. This aria is when Sarastro is with the other priests. Sarastro has a very low voice.

          Sarastro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWCWR9iPrQc      

          (Text) SARASTRO:

     O Isis and Osiris, gift

     The spirit of wisdom to the new pair!

     You who guide the wanderers steps,

     Strengthen them with patience when in danger!


     Strengthen them with patience when in danger!


     Let them see the fruits of their trial;

     But should they head to their grave,

     Then reward the virtue of their bold try,

     Take them into your abode.


                  Take them into your abode!

3. Papageno finds Pamina and rescues her from the evil Monostatos. Then they sing this sweet duet.

         Pamina and Papageno Duet –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOLnRcovLaA

4. All Papageno wants is to eat, sleep, catch birds, and find a wife. When he plays his magic bells, Papagena shows up. They talk about having lots of Papagenos and Papagenas.

          Papageno/Papagena Duethttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IvhHUSgsKsg

5. When Tamino plays the magic flute animals come out of the woods and dance.

          Tamino - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGua-G4H8og

Mr. A
Who is Mr. A? Mr. A is a tuning fork, and he sings "A." His scientific name is A-440/A-1. A-440 is the standard pitch on the piano with the frequency of 440 Hz. A-1 refers to the first "A" above middle "C" on the piano.
Each week I ask a student to sing A-440/A-1 before I play the tuning fork. I am trying to train the pitch into their psyches. After the student attempts to sing A-440/A1 (many of the students are now able to sing an "A" before hearing it), Mr. A sings to the students, and then the class sings his name, A-440-A1 on the pitch "A."
We begin each class this way.