First, let’s listen to the end credits music of the movie Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, written by prolific American film composer Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004).
Next, we’ll hear a piece by English composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934). From 1914 to 1916, he wrote an entire suite about the 8 planets. Let’s listen to “Jupiter,” but feel free to expand today’s lesson by listening to the entire suite called The Planets.
Here is a bonus, if you’d like to try out some modern music. You might only be able to handle a minute or two of it! Listen to Atmosphères by Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006). Ligeti was an avant-garde Hungarian composer.
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I’m doing 5 Days of 15-Minute Music Lessons this week. See them all here:
- 15-Minute Music Lesson of Music Inspired by Rivers and Seas
- 15-Minute Music Lesson on Dvorak and African American Spirituals
- 15-Minute Music Lesson on Nursery Rhymes
- 15-Minute Music Lesson on Music Inspired By Shakespeare
- 15-Minute Music Lesson on Music Inspired by Outer Space