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Program Music. An introduction to the characteristics and requirements that make up programmatic music. Promenade 1. Slow / Fast (Andante / Presto) Loud / Medium / Soft (Forte / Mezzo Forte, Mezzo Piano / Piano) Smooth / Accented (Legato / Marcato ) Long / Short (Tenuto / Staccato)

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Program music

Program Music

An introduction to the characteristics and requirements that make up programmatic music.


Promenade 1

Promenade 1

Slow / Fast

(Andante / Presto)

Loud / Medium / Soft

(Forte / Mezzo Forte, Mezzo Piano / Piano)

Smooth / Accented

(Legato / Marcato)

Long / Short

(Tenuto / Staccato)

Brassy / Reedy / String / Woodwind

Light / Dark

Consonant / Dissonant

Mood: _________________

Emotion: _______________

In this piece Mussorgsky depicts himself "roving through the exhibition, now leisurely, now briskly in order to come close to a picture that had attracted his attention, and at times sadly, thinking of his departed friend."


Program n

Program (n.)

An ordered list of events to take place or procedures to be followed.


What is program music

What is Program music?


Modest petrovich mussorgsky 21 march 1839 28 march 1881

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky 21 March 1839 – 28 March 1881

Pictures at an Exhibition:

  • Composed 1874

  • The ten pieces to accompany eleven pictures by Hartmann.


Ballet of the unhatched chicks

Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks

"Hartmann's design for the décor of a picturesque scene in the ballet Trilby."


Promenade 2

Slow / Fast

(Andante / Presto)

Loud / Medium / Soft

(Forte / Mezzo Forte, Mezzo Piano / Piano)

Smooth / Accented

(Legato / Marcato)

Long / Short

(Tenuto / Staccato)

Brassy / Reedy / String / Woodwind

Light / Dark

Consonant / Dissonant

Mood: _________________

Emotion: _______________

Promenade #2


Draw your own picture

DRAW YOUR OWN PICTURE!!!!


The old castle program

The Old castle: Program

  • Stasov comment: "A medieval castle before which a troubadour sings a song."

  • This movement is thought to be based on a watercolor depiction of an Italian castle.


Promenade 3

Slow / Fast

(Andante / Presto)

Loud / Medium / Soft

(Forte / Mezzo Forte, Mezzo Piano / Piano)

Smooth / Accented

(Legato / Marcato)

Long / Short

(Tenuto / Staccato)

Brassy / Reedy / String / Woodwind

Light / Dark

Consonant / Dissonant

Mood: _________________

Emotion: _______________

Promenade #3


What is program music1

What is program Music?

  • It tells a story (Program)

It elicits an emotion

It creates a mood


Write your own program

WRITE YOUR OWN PROGRAM!!


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