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    COMPOSER
    OF THE MONTH
     
     
     
     
    HI MUSIC STUDENTS AND FRIENDS!
     
    Each month we celebrate
    a different Composer's Birthday.
    The following is a list of which Composer
    we celebrate for each month of the school year.
     
    We will be doing special listening activities and learning about
    the lives of each Composer as the months progress.
     
    * Please visit www.classicsforkids.com for great games,
    activities, and music to listen to by each month's composer.
     
     
     
    SEPTEMBER
    Woody Guthrie - July, 14, 1912
    American Composer of
    This Land Is Your Land
     
    OCTOBER
    Camille Saint-Saens - October 9, 1835
    French Composer of
    The Carnival of the Animals and The Danse Macabre
     
    NOVEMBER
    Aaron Copland - November 14, 1900
    American Composer of
    Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring, and
    Fanfare for the Common Man
     
    DECEMBER
    Ludwig van Beethoven - December 16, 1770
    German Composer of
    Hundreds of pieces and nine symphonies
    including the famous Fifth and Ninth
     
    JANUARY
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - January 27, 1756
    Child Prodigy, Austrian Composer of over
    600 pieces of music including
    Eine Kleine Nachtmusic (A Little Night Music)
     
    FEBRUARY
    George Frideric Handel - February 23, 1685
    Composer of the famous
    'Hallelujah Chorus'
    in The Messiah
     
    MARCH
    Johann Sebastian Bach - March 21, 1685
    German Composer of over 1000 songs including the
    Brandenburg Concertos and Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
     
    APRIL
    Sergei Prokofiev - April 23, 1891
    Russian Composer of
    Peter and the Wolf
     
    MAY
    Peter Tchaikovsky - May 7, 1840
    Russian Composer of
    The Nutcracker,
    Romeo and Juliet,
    Swan Lake
    and the 1812 Overture
     
    JUNE
    Edvard Grieg - June 15, 1843
    Norwegian composer of
    the famous work,
    the Peer Gynt Suite.