Manhattan Beach March. John Philip Sousa. Recordings. Listen to the differences! Sousa\'s Band Recent Version. Military Form: Intro First Strain Second Strain Trio (Key Change!) Break Strain Trio Restated. Regimental Form Intro ll:A:ll ll:B:ll ll:C:ll (Trio) ll:D:ll -for parades
John Philip Sousa
Listen to the differences!
Regimental or Review form
What do they make you think of?
Emotions? Events? Other songs?
What is different in MBM from other marches you’ve heard?
Written for opening of Manhattan Beach Resort
Written as a parade song
A: Light, bright, playful
B: Grand, stately
C: Lyrical, smooth
-Distribute 2 pieces of blank paper to the ensemble. Have ensemble divide papers in half.
-Play audio recording of Manhattan Beach March in segments (AA then BB, etc)
-Have the students draw the overall sound they hear of each section. Have them think pitch, dynamic, timbre, articulation, etc.
-Compare. Have students share with one another, and then through a guided discussion.
-Purpose: The variance in dynamics, articulation, and timbre, and the rigidity of tempo and form are essential to executing this piece correctly. This activity will help the students compare and understand these concepts visually, aurally, and kinesthetically.