Pomp and Circumstance

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With the month of May here, high school and college graduations will be in full swing. And what is the number-1 expected piece of music to be played at these memorable and special occasions? What else but Edward Elgar’s Pomp & Circumstance! Here is a bit of history and background concerning this delightful and dignified march. Composed in 1901, it’s original purpose was to accompany the coronation of King Edward VII of England, succeeding his mother Queen Victoria. The title ...

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Spring-Time Songs & Pieces

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Spring-Time Songs & Pieces

“Ah! Spring is in the air!” Well, at least intermittently, with the unseasonably warm temperatures that keep popping up every so often. However, with it being March now, spring really is around the corner, and we were inspired to do another quick gathering of seasonally appropriate pieces and songs to get you excited for those gorgeous blossoms and happy chirping of the birds. Parents, ask your child’s teacher to start teaching him or her these musical gems. Teachers, it’s not ...

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Spooktacular Halloween Playlist

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Spooktacular Halloween Playlist

Halloween is just around the corner, and some of you may be “haunting” for the scariest, eeriest playlist to set the mood for your Halloween party or get-together, give the best impression of a haunted house on the block when those little trick-or-treaters stop by your place, or simply to get you in the mood! Well rest assured, this playlist compiled by our music friends at Classic FM is sure to put a classic twist on this season’s spooky soundtrack—enjoy! ...

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Debussy: Master of Colors

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Achille-Claude Debussy was born August 22nd, 1862 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the outskirts of Paris. Deemed one of the foremost Impressionist composers along the likes of Ravel and Satie, he did much to push music in his day to new heights and expressions. He was quite a musical prodigy, notwithstanding that he came from a very poor family. Early on he attended the Paris Conservatory at the age of 11, after only have taken piano lessons for 4 years. While he was ...

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