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MUSC-190 Music Appreciation Listening

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The following links may be used to supplement the recordings included in the Music Listening Today textbook. Of special interest are the various Youtube videos of live performances by some of the world's top groups and conductors, as well as choreographed ballets and fully staged operas. Every effort has been made to find the best freely available example of each piece.  




The online music performance links provided are not the same recordings that are found on the Music Download Card for Music Listening Today (6th edition, Hoffer/Bailey).  They are as similar as possible, containing at least the same instrumentation.  Variances, however, may be heard in tempo, dynamics, and other aspects of interpretation. 


In addition, please be aware of the following:

  • Not every piece of music in the textbook may be represented by a link. 
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These links are made available as a supportive, supplementary resource.  They are not a substitute for the recordings on the Music Download Card which are used on quizzes and tests.  


The most efficient way to become familiar with the music contained in the MUSC 190 textbook Music Listening Today (6th edition) by Hoffer / Bailey is to purchase the Music Download Card with Access Code.   


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The recordings are broken down by Chapter and page number in Music Listening Today, although they are different recordings from those included with the textbook.


Chapter 1

p. 7: Aaron Copland, “Hoe-Down” from Rodeo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ajQYANLiug

p. 9: John Rutter, “Open Thou Mine Eyes” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6m52JUbfnk


Chapter 2

p. 16: Georges Bizet, Farandole from L’Arlésienne, Suite No. 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNScAdFSak4

p. 17: African music, “Mitamba Yalagala Kumchuzi” - http://contentpro.seals.ac.za/iii/cpro/DigitalItemViewPage.external?sp=1017713 (this is just audio and ends before the vocals come in)


Chapter 3

p. 22: Aaron Copland, “Simple Gifts” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e23CPt3tPTQ

p. 27: Georges Bizet, Farandole from L’Arlésienne, Suite No. 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNScAdFSak4


Chapter 4

p. 34: Joaquin Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez, 2nd movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6C-Q1Y_xcs


Chapter 5

p. 45: Benjamin Britten, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vbvhU22uAM (variations at 2:00, fugue at 14:10)


Chapter 6

p. 51: Franz Biebl, “Ave Maria” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVyCJlPiHFg (skips 2nd repeat of Ave Maria choral section)

p. 53: Soweto Gospel Choir, “Hohonolofatsa” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETTTbCMHER4


Chapter 7

p. 68: “Dies irae” opening - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsn9LWh230k

p. 69: Hildegard de Bingen, Ordo virtutum, excerpt from scene 4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZe3_94mqE8 (stop around 3:23)


Chapter 8

p. 74: Pérotin, “Alleluia, Diffusa est gratia” - unable to find suitable example

p. 76: Guillaume de Machaut, “Quant en moi” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeJiFXlvxqQ (verse 2 starts at 0:33, ends around 1:05)

p. 78: Beatrix de Dia, “A chantar” (excerpt) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:A_Chantar2.ogg, more ornamented version – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zah4VWPiNE

p. 79: Anonymous, Estampie - unable to find suitable example


Chapter 9

p. 86: Josquin Des Prez, Kyrie from Pange lingua Mass - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj8GPdKttGw

p. 88: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, “Sicut cervus,” Part I - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yd5EE0hAB8

p. 91: Thomas Weelkes, “As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H3UA4t0zLs


Chapter 10

George Frideric Handel, Messiah:

p. 104: “The Voice of Him that Crieth in the Wilderness” -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYKx66fEtQg


Chapter 11

Messiah (cont'd):

p. 109: “Ev’ry Valley Shall Be Exalted” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NCO6UzZ2R8

p. 112: “Hallelujah Chorus” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZEtVbJT5c

Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata No. 140:

p. 115: Chorale (Section 7) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvg7xbRoCs0

p. 117: “Zion Hears the Watchmen” (Section 4) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z34O7NPznLc


Chapter 12

p. 124: Claudio Monteverdi, Recitative from The Coronation of Poppea, Act I, Scene 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMOvpQsHhZw (stop at 1:28)

p. 126: Henry Purcell, “Dido’s Lament” from Dido and Aeneas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou8A0g_jYyA (recitative, then aria starts around 1:25)


Chapter 13

p. 130: Johann Pachelbel, Canon in D - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvNQLJ1_HQ0

p. 132: George Frideric Handel, “Hornpipe” from Water Music Suite No. 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUuSi64KFYQ

p. 133: Arcangelo Corelli, Trio Sonata in F, Op. 3, No. 1, 2nd movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R03zBfuOvcQ&list=PLEF7BD1062FE87E0D&index=1 (2nd movement starts at 2:09)


Chapter 14

p. 137: Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, 1st movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK6-x9sdEYo

p. 139: Antonio Vivaldi, “Spring” from the Four Seasons, 1st movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3nSvIiBNFo

p. 142: Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnuq9PXbywA


Chapter 16

p. 160: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 40, 1st movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adNdFrcAyQ8


Chapter 17

p. 166: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21, 2nd movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRCEwy5XQSs

p. 168 Franz Joseph Haydn, Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat, 3rd movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-qf1blogAg


Chapter 18

p. 173: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Don Giovanni, excerpt from Act II, Scene 5 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPYjqz7nToY (Full opera, start at 2:39:42-end for this scene)


Chapter 19

p. 181: Franz Joseph Haydn, String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, “Emperor,” 3rd movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9M5W1qSqe0

p. 183: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Clarinet Quintet in A Major, 4th movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvWxu5fd56g


Chapter 20

p. 187: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331, 3rd movement, “Rondo alla Turca” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQh1zztmpEk

p. 191: Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 13 (“Pathétique”), 3rd movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJpSqC86vaw


Chapter 21

Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C Major:

p. 194: 1st movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXrV_y03c0o

p. 197: 2nd movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuXK7EJaC1w

p. 199-200: 3rd and 4th movements - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEbyBINYBfo (3rd begins the video, 4th starts at 4:42)


Chapter 23

p. 215: Franz Schubert, “Der Erlkönig” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XP5RP6OEJI

p. 218: Felix Mendelssohn, Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64, 1st movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1dBg__wsuo (stop at 13:20)


Chapter 24

p. 223: Frederic Chopin, Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFMgSwcgaRE

p. 227: Franz Liszt, La Campanella - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FbQZCsYXVg

p. 229: Clara Schumann, Scherzo, Op. 10 in D minor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5G0imFdEB4


Chapter 25

p. 238: Hector Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14, 5th movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cao6WyF-61s

p. 241: Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpSq69IiFaU (theme starts earlier than in book – around 0:42)


Chapter 26

p. 245: Giuseppe Verdi, “La Donna è mobile” from Rigoletto - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A3zetSuYRg

p. 248: Giacomo Puccini, La Bohème, Act I (excerpt) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkHGUaB1Bs8

p. 252: Richard Wagner, Immolation Scene from Götterdämmerung - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8njyLeEfuQ


Chapter 27

p. 258: Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 4 in E minor, 1st movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ32I-o58NU

p. 262: Antonin Dvořák, American Quartet, 1st movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV-kbAydcwk (stop at 7:00)

p. 265: Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36, 4th movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLHj-eekdNU


Chapter 28

p. 269: Modest Mussorgsky, Coronation scene from Boris Godunov - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70RIWenSlns, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEBq-gsdI58 (English subtitles)

p. 272: Bedrich Smetana, The Moldau from Má Vlast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5jCAelYsR0


Chapter 30

p. 288 Claude Debussy, “Clair de lune” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkl6WbKOVKw

p. 290 Maurice Ravel, Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2, “Lever du jour” (“Daybreak”) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovfu-5RO278

p. 293: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini (excerpt) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAu6BRWL8p8 (theme goes from 0:58-1:16, variation 18 starts at 14:50)


Chapter 31

p. 296: Bela Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, 4th movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NNxPYtNESs

p. 298: Heitor Villa-Lobos, Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIrMJ_ix0FA

p. 301: Benjamin Britten, Dies irae from War Requiem, excerpt from beginning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p3jNMCbaK0 (stop at 4:00)


Chapter 32

p. 306: Alban Berg, Wozzeck, Act III, Scene 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=702knK1mop0

p. 310: Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring, excerpts from Act I -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF1OQkHybEQ (Dance of the Adolescents 3:00-6:15, Dance of Abduction 6:15-8:00)


Chapter 33

p. 316: Sergei Prokofiev, Classical Symphony, Op. 25, 1st movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIQEvI9bqEE   

p. 318: Paul Hindemith, Kleine Kammermusik für fünf Bläser, Op. 24, No. 2, 5th movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuLjqK638I0 (start at 1:04)

p. 321: Arnold Schoenberg, Variations for Orchestra (excerpt) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHHUxoa1DDs (2:23-3:23)

p. 323: Anton Webern, Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 10, Third Piece - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzHaXzepe6A


Chapter 34

p. 330: Edgard Varèse, Poème électronique, beginning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqxMgC7C3po (stop at 2:41)

p. 331: Alan Hovhaness, And God Created Great Whales - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Too2tqNZAVc (stop at 5:29)


Chapter 35

p. 344: John Philip Sousa, “The Stars and Stripes Forever” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-7XWhyvIpE (start at 0:55)

p. 347: Charles Ives, Symphony No. 2, 5th movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlUQRNRFEkQ (start at 2:35)


Chapter 36

p. 352: Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring, section 7 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91y-NEdTj-g (0:14-3:00)

p. 353: Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Concerto Grosso 1985, 1st movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVIIHmrtvFA

p. 355: John Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LoUm_r7It8


Chapter 37

p. 361: Scott Joplin, “Maple Leaf Rag” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_dI6BZt06U#t=29

p. 363: Bessie Smith, “Lost Your Head Blues” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIPa9T8iYZA

p. 366: Louis Armstrong, “Come Back, Sweet Papa” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUmFpt9kXFk

p. 368: Duke Ellington, “Take the ‘A’ Train” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6mFGy4g_n8


Chapter 38

p. 382: Dave Brubeck, “Blue Rondo A la Turk” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAlVasHbipo (just audio, stop at 3:52), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9GgmGLPbWU (live version with video, does not follow structure as exactly, stop at 3:37)


Chapter 39

p. 386: Leonard Bernstein, “Tonight” (Quintet) from West Side Story - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyUV3hIL-G0

p. 389: George Gershwin, “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgSH4A-V9HQ

p. 393: Bernard Hermann, Psycho - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd6LVNB-S_4 (“Prelude”: beginning – 1:54, “The Murder”: 4:08 – end)


Chapter 41

p. 407: English Ballad, “Barbara Allen” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i3nJZlZrsU (more American-ized, but most Youtube videos of this song start with 2nd verse)

p. 415: Mexican Folk Song, “Sones de Haustaca” - unable to find a suitable example


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