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Directors,
Some thoughts from members regarding usage and contribution on the new paradigm of MSBD:

1. Interact and use MSBandDirector.com as your professional "Facebook."  (much more private interactions)
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. Please consider uploading your handbook to the forums to share with all. Comparative research.
4. Consider uploading some professional pictures of your program.  This creates a slideshow just for your desk.  Choose if you might like to share with others.
5. Invite some more professional music educators to join "Your" network (Create a Group). Messaging capabilities become initiated and email can be 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. 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.

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Merry Gathering of Country Folk

Today we present a melodic transcription of the third movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the Pastoral Symphony.

Beethoven was a lover of nature who spent a great deal of his time on walks in the country. He also frequently left Vienna to work in rural locations. Each of the Symphony's five movements (yes, five, not the four typical of Classical symphonies) was annotated with a title evocative of the countryside. The third movement, a scherzo, carries the title “Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute”, which means “Merry gathering of country folk”, and aptly depicts country folk dancing and revelling. It ends abruptly on an imperfect cadence, leading without a pause into the fourth movement, titled “Thunder, Storm”.

Thanks to Kaitlyn for suggesting this piece!

There's Whiskey in the Jar

This reel is taken from Harding's All Round Collection, published in 1905. The second part is oddly composed of just six measures, and was probably based on the chorus of the famous song strain “Whiskey in the Jar”.

Study in D major by Drouet

This Allegro is taken from the fourth part of the Méthode pour la flûte by French Romantic flutist and composer Louis Drouet, published in Paris in 1828.

Diavolo by Auber

This flute duet is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833. The tune is that of Zerline's celebrated aria from Act I of Daniel Auber's 1830 opera Fra Diavolo, ou L'hôtellerie de Terracine. The original French lyrics start with “Voyez sur cette roche”, but the Italian (“Quell'uom dal fiero aspetto”) and English (“On yonder rock reclining”) translations are also well known.

The aria makes a notable appearance in the 1933 Laurel and Hardy film The Devil's Brothers (a.k.a. Bogus Bandits), based on Auber's opera.

Vivace by Telemann

This Vivace is the sixth movement, and fifth “aria”, of Georg Philipp Telemann's Partita No. 3 in C minor, TWV 41:c1, originally published in 1716 as part of the Kleine Kammermusik (“little chamber music”) collection. The original edition indicates that the melody is intended to be played by an oboe, a violin, or a flute.

 

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