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Some thoughts from members regarding usage and contribution on the new paradigm of MSBD:
1. Interact and use MSBandDirector.com as your professional network. (Interactions are private and semi-private.)
2. Experience new literature by visiting both the collaborative lists and the composer pages on the network. Ask the composers for program notes and insight to their pieces as you listen to their music!
3. Uploading your band handbook has given us the largest collection for program reference.
4. Uploading professional program pictures creates a daily motivational slide show just for your program.
5. Invite some more professional music educators to join "Your" network (Create a Group). Messaging capabilities become initiated and email becomes a thing of the past.
6. If you use one of the videos with your students, please rate them and consider uploading materials to go with it. Worksheets needed! Questions needed...Lessons created.
7. Check out the links on the main page (and forums/videos), remember that the pdf's are "stacks" and after looking through the stacks, decide if you have a better or complimentary handout and upload it. It will be added to the stack for everyone's use. We always need new materials.
8. Create helpful videos that you teach with. Share them with the membership to use, if you like. Please also add educational support to the comments below each video in the form of guided questions or uploaded worksheets.
9. Please set MSBandDirector.com as your browsers homepage at school.
10. Take the time to organize your top 10 literature lists for each music category and upload these to the forums. This will take time, but is what all directors can do to insure great programs/literature Worldwide.
This piece is the opening study from 22 Studies in Expression and Facility, Op. 89 by Italian flutist and composer Ernesto Köhler. This collection was originally published in 1904 with the German title 22 Vortrags- und Geläufigkeits Etuden für Flöte.
This gavotte is the fourth and final movement of Italian Baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli's Trio Sonata No. 1 in D major, published in 1685. Corelli was a violinist, and this sonata was originally scored for two violins and continuo; however, it can be played without issues by two flutes.
Thanks to Mario for contributing this piece!
This sweet duet is sung by Mabel and Frederic during Act II of Gilbert and Sullivan's 1879 comic opera The Pirates of Penzance. Our hero Frederic, having completed his 21st year, is about to be released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley (“the very model of a modern Major-General”), and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that technically, since he was born on the 29th of February, he has a birthday only once each leap year. His indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his twenty-first birthday, meaning that he must serve for another 63 years!
Ah, leave me not to pine
Alone and desolate;
No fate seemed fair as mine,
No happiness so great!
And Nature, day by day,
Has sung in accents clear
This joyous roundelay,
“He loves thee – he is here.
Fal, la, la, la, Fal, la, la, la.
He loves thee – he is here.
Fal, la, la, Fal, la!”
Thanks to Phil for suggesting this tune!
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