Here are the titles, composers, and dates of the listening test examples.
 
The test will be "drop the needle".  I will start somewhere in the piece that contains major themes and play approximately 30 seconds.  You will be required to list the title, composer, and date of composition.
 
 
Marking Period 1
The Four Seasons: "Winter" by Antonio Vivaldi, 1725
Pictures at an Exhibition: "The Great Gate of Kiev" by Modest Mussorgsky, 1874
Die Walküre: "Ride of the Valkyries" by Richard Wagner, 1876
Billy the Kid: "Mexican Dance and Finale" by Aaron Copland, 1938
"Rest" by Frank Techeli, 2010
 
Marking Period 2
Symphony #5 in C minor: Mvt. I "Allegro con brio" by Ludwig van Beethoven, 1808
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: "Wedding March" by Felix Mendelssohn, 1842
Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1: "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg, 1876
Second Suite in F major: "Fantasia on the Dargason" by Gustav Holst, 1911 (pub. 1922)
"Elegy for a Young American" by Ronald Lo Presti, 1964
 
Marking Period 3
Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C Major: The Well-Tempered Klavier, Book I by Johann Sebastian Bach, 1722 YouTube
Piano Sonata #8 In C Minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique" - Mvt. 1. Grave, Allegro Di Molto E Con Brio by Ludwig van Beethoven, 1798
Nocturne #8 in D-flat, Opus 27/2 by Fredrick Chopin, 1836 (pub. 1837)
The Engulfed Cathedral by Claude Debussy, 1910 YouTube
Sonata V: Sonatas and Interludes by John Cage, 1948
 
Marking Period 4
Sing, Sing, Sing by Benny Goodman, 1936 Link
Autumn Leaves by Cannonball Adderly, 1958 Link
Take Five by Dave Brubeck Quartet, 1959 Link
Macarthur Park by Stan Kenton, 1972 Link
Sky Blue by Maria Schneider, 2007
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