Villagers’ Dance (preparatory notes)
For this project a computer in the classroom is not entirely necessary, but it can be a big advantage.
For example, (a) individual part-practice of the main theme can be synchronised and coordinated with the MIDIfile to assist in developing good ensemble playing or (b) students who create several good sequence-based episodes can extend the ideas given on the worksheets to build their own rondo or ritornello structures.
A good recording and a set of scores of Vivaldi’s Autumn is a worthwhile investment for this project. See ‘following up’ the project for addresses of quick, efficient and good-value suppliers.
© John Mason