Listening Links
The following links may be used to supplement the recordings included in the Music Listening Today textbook. Of special interest are the various Youtube videos of live performances by some of the world’s top groups and conductors, as well as choreographed ballets and fully staged operas. Every effort has been made to find the best freely available example of each piece.
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Links by Chapter
Chapter 1
p.7: Aaron Copland, “Hoe-Down” from Rodeo
p.9: John Rutter, “Open Thou Mine Eyes”
Chapter 2
p. 16: Georges Bizet, Farandole from L’Arlésienne, Suite No. 2
p. 17: African music, “Mitamba Yalagala Kumchuzi”. This is just the instrumental; it ends before the vocals come in.
Chapter 3
p. 22: Aaron Copland, “Simple Gifts”
p. 27: Georges Bizet, Farandole from L’Arlésienne, Suite No. 2
Chapter 4
p. 34: Joaquin Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuex, 2nd movement
Chapter 5
p. 45: Benjamin Britten, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Chapter 6
p. 51: Franz Bible, “Ave Maria”. This skips the second repeat of the Ave Maria choral section.
p. 53: Soweto Gospel Choir, “Hohonolofatsa”
Chapter 7
p. 68: “Dies irae” opening
p. 69: Hildegard de Bingen, Ordo virtutum, excerpt from scene 4
Chapter 8
p. 74: Pérotin, “Alleluia, Diffusa est gratia”
p. 76: Guillaume de Machaut, “Quant en moi”. Verse 2 starts at 0:33, ends around 1:05.
p. 79: Beatrix de Dia, “A chantar” (excerpt). A more ornamented version.
p. 79: Anonymous, Estampie
Chapter 9
p. 86: Josquin Des Prez, Kyrie from Pange lingua Mass
p. 88: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, “Sicut cervus,” Part I
p. 91: Thomas Weelkes, “As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending”
Chapter 10
George Frideric Handel, Messiah:
p. 104: “The Voice of Him that Crieth in the Wilderness”
Chapter 11
Messiah continued:
p. 109: “Ev’ry Valley Shall be Exalted”
p. 112: “Hallelujah Chorus”
Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata No. 140:
p. 115: Chorale (Section 7)
p. 117: “Zion Hears the Watchmen” (Section 4)
p. 124: Claudio Monteverdi, recitative from The Coronation of Poppea, Act I, Scene 1
p. 126: Henry Purcell, “Dido’s Lament” from Dido and AeneasRecitative, and then the aria starts around 1:25
Chapter 13
p. 130: Johann Pachelbel, Canon in D
p. 134: George Frideric Handel, “Hornpipe” from Water Music Suite No. 1
p. 133: Arcangelo Corelli, Trio Sonata in F, Op. 3, No. 1, 2nd movement. Second movement starts at 2:09.
Chapter 14
p. 137: Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, 1st movement
p. 139: Antonio Vivaldi, “Spring” from the Four Seasons, 1st movement
p. 142: Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Chapter 16
p. 160: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 40, 1st movement
Chapter 17
p. 166: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21, 2nd movement
p. 168: Franz Joseph Haydn, Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat, 3rd movement
Chapter 18
p. 173: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Don Giovanni, excerpt from Act II< Scene 5. Full opera starts at 2:39:42-end for this scene.

Chapter 19
p. 181: Franz Joseph Haydn, String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, “Emperor,” 3rd movement
p. 183: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Clarinet Quintet in A Major, 4th movement
Chapter 20
p. 187: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331, 3rd movement, “Rondo alla Turca”
p. 191: Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 13 (“Pathétique”), 3rd movement
Chapter 20
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C Minor:
p. 194: 1st movement
p. 197: 2nd movement
p. 199-200: 3rd and 4th movements.Third begins the video, fourth starts at 4:42.
Chapter 23
p. 215: Franz Schubert, “Der Erlkönig”
p. 218: Felix Mendelssohn, Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64, 1st movement
Chapter 24
p. 223: Frederic Chopin, Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
p. 227: Franz Liszt, La Campanella
p. 229: Clara Schumann, Scherzo, Op. 10 in D minor
Chapter 25
p. 238: Hector Berliox, Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14, 5th movement
p. 241: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker
Chapter 26
p. 245: Giuseppe Verdi, “La Donna è mobile” from Rigoletto
p. 248: Giacomo Puccini, La Bohème, Act I (excerpt)
p. 252: Richard Wagner, Immolation Scene from Götterdämmerung
Chapter 27
p. 258: Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 4 in E minor, 1st movement
p. 262: Antonin Dvořák, American Quartet, 1st movement
p. 265: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36, 4th movement
Chapter 28
p. 269: Modest Mussorgsky, Coronation scene from Boris Godunov, English subtitles
p. 272: Bedrich Smetana, The Moldau from Má Vlast
Chapter 30
p. 288: Claude Debussy, “Clair de lune”
p. 290: Maurice Ravel, Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No.2, “Lever du jour” (“Daybreak”)
p. 293: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini (excerpt). The theme goes from 0:58-1:16, variation 18 starts at 14:50.
Chapter 31
p. 296: Bela Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, 4th movement
p. 298: Heitor Villa-Lobos, Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
p. 301: Benjamin Britten, Dies irae from War Requiem, excerpt from beginning. Stop at 4:00.
Chapter 32
p. 306: Alban Berg, Wozzeck, Act III, Scene 2
p. 310: Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring, excerpts from Act I. Dance of the Adolescents 3:00-6:15, Dance of Abduction 6:15-8:00.
Chapter 33
p. 316: Sergei Prokofiev, Classical Symphony, Op. 25, 1st movement
p. 318: “Paul Hindemith, Kleine Kammermusik für fünf Bläser, Op. 24, No. 2, 5th movement. Start at 1:04.
p. 321: Arnold Schoenberg, Variations for Orchestra (excerpt). (2:23-3:23)
p. 323: Anton Webern, Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 10, Third Piece
Chapter 34
p. 330: Edgard Varèse, Poème électronique, beginning. Stop at 2:41.
p. 331: Alan Hovhaness, And God Created Great Whales., Stop at 5:29.
Chapter 35
p. 344: John Phillip Sousa, “The Stars and Stripes Forever”. Start at 0:55.
p. 347: Charles Ives, Symphony No. 2, 5th movement. Start at 2:35.
Chapter 36
p. 352: Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring, section 7. (0:14-3:00)
p. 353: Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Concerto Gross 1985, 1st movement
p. 355: John Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Chapter 37
p. 361: Scott Joplin, “Maple Leaf Rag”
p. 363: Bessie Smith, “Lost Your Head Blues”
p. 366: Louis Armstrong, “Come Back, Sweet Papa”
p. 368: Duke Ellington, “Take the ‘A’ Train”
Chapter 38
p. 382: Dave Brubeck, “Blue Rondo A la Turk”. Just audio, stop at 3:52. Live version with video: does not follow structure as exactly, stop at 3:37.
Chapter 39
p. 386: Leonard Bernstein, “Tonight” (Quintet) from West Side Story
p. 389: George Gershwin, “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess
p. 393: Bernard Hermann, Psycho. “Prelude”: beginning – 1:54, “The Murder”: 4:08-end.

Chapter 41
p. 407: English Ballad, “Barbara Allen”. More Americanized, but most YouTube videos of this song start with the 2nd verse.
p. 415: Mexican Folk Song, “Sones de Haustaca”
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