Morning Alleluias for the Winter Solstice

Grade 4

Item #: B-B04414     Status: Available

ZIP for $7.58

This bundle includes:
1. A digital PDF of the Teacher Resource Guide from the Teaching Music textbook
2. An mp3 recording of the work

Contemporary in overall style, Morning Alleluias for the Winter Solstice is a blend of new and old.

The rhythmic vitality and pulse of minimalism, coupled with non-pulsed “special” notation and improvisatory ostinati, are set against musical effects (gliding tones) indigenous to Asian music for over one thousand years.

These “gliding tones” (slow glissandos) are inspired by the ancient classical music of Japan, China, and Korea.

The total effect of the musical elements is a combined mixture of somber reflection, joyous celebration, and final declaration.