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Escape to Veracruz Through Márquez’s Sultry “Danzon No. 2”

Let’s travel to Alamos, Mexico, birthplace of composer Arturo Márquez. Márquez was born in 1950 in Alamos, living there until 1962, when his family moved to Los Angeles County, California. He was exposed to...

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How to Improve Your Ear With the Delightful Tune “Praeludium”

It’s January. It’s cold, snowy, and downright dreary. You’re tired of all the layers of clothing and being cooped up inside. Spring seems so far away! So what’s a winter-sport-averse person to do to...

Mstislav "Slava" Rostropovich playing cello.

Music Appreciation: Slava! by Leonard Bernstein

With the appearance of “Slava!” on our music stands this semester in community band, I decided now was as good a time as any to chat about this fun piece by Leonard Bernstein. For...

Tam O'Shanter Makes His Escape by Mary and Angus Hogg

This Eerie Song Will Get You Into the Halloween Spirit

Gather ‘round for the tale of dear Tam o’Shanter, a farmer who spent one evening getting drunk with friends and had a night he (and his horse) will never forget. Okay, so he spends...

A photograph of the Soarin' sign at Epcot

Music Appreciation: Soarin’ by Jerry Goldsmith

As I’m getting ready for a trip to Walt Disney World, I decided to go in a slightly different direction with this post. I’m taking you to my favorite Disney ride: Soarin’. Located in...

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