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Discovering music through listening
Discovering music through listening

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This free course was written by Emily Chambers. It was first published in July 2020.

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Audio 4: extract 00:39–01:09: ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’, composer: Howard Goodall; performers: Howard Goodall, Laura Wright, Enchanted Voices; 50 Choral Classics 4821636; publishers: Classic FM; Record label: Classic FM/Decca

Audio 5: extract 00:07–00:37: Getting Better; Composers: Lennon and McCartney; Performers: The Beatles: from Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Remastered); Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC; 0946 3 82419 2 8 record label: Calderstone Production Ltd./Universal/Apple Corps Ltd.

Audio 11: extract: 15.49-16.19: Fifth Symphony, Third Movement; Composer: Beethoven; Performers: Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Publisher: Teldec/Warner Music Group; CD Title: Beethoven - Complete Symphonies (0927497682); Record Label; Teldec (Warner Music Group)

Audio 18: extract 00:00–00:30: The Rite of Spring; Composer: Stravinsky; Performers: Teodor Currentzis, Musica Aeterna; Publisher: Sony Music Entertainment CD Title: Stravinski: The Rite of Spring (888751279025); Record Label: Sony Classical

Audio 19: extract 00:00–00:30: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Composer: Dukas; Performers: Oslo Philharmonic, Mariss Jansons; Publisher EMI Records Ltd; CD Title: Classic Experience III (EMTVD 59, CDS 7 96367 2); Record Label: EMI

Audio 29: extract 00:00–00:30: Good Golly Miss Molly; Composers: John Marascalco and Robert "Bumps" Blackwell; Performers: Little Richard; Publishers: Concord Records, Inc.;Title: Little Richard – Rock 'N' Roll Legends (0600753056523); Record Label: Concord Records, Inc.

Audio 31: extract 00:00–00:30: O pastor animarum; Composer: Hildegard von Bingen; Performers: Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly; Publishers: HNH International Ltd; CD Title:Heavenly Revelations: Hymns, Sequences, Antiphons, Responds (8.550998); Label: Naxos.

Audio 32: extract 00:16–00:46: Surprise Symphony, Composer: Haydn; Performers: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra & Alfred Scholz; CD Title: Haydn: Symphony No. 94 'The Surprise' in G major, Hob.I:94 Bamberg Symphony Orchestra & Alfred Scholz (B003QSS2UI; Label: Red Note OMP.

Audio 33: extract 00:00–00:30: Smells like teen spirit, Composer: Kurt Cobain; Performer: Nirvana: Publishers The David Geffen Company; CD Title: Nevermind (GED 24425); Label: DGC, Sub Pop.

Audio 34: extract: 04:15–04:45: ‘Overture’, Barber of Seville, Composer: Rossini; Performers: James Levine, London Symphony Orchestra; Publishers: Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group; CD Title: Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (3932762); Label Warner Classics. Courtesy: X5 Music Group

Audio 35: extract 00:53–01:23: Good Golly Miss Molly; Composers: John Marascalco and Robert "Bumps" Blackwell; Performer: Little Richard; Publishers: Concord Records, Inc.; Title: 0600753056523 Little Richard – Rock 'N' Roll Legends; Record Label: Concord Records, Inc.

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