"...a powerful tool that every music teacher should employ in their classroom"
— from American String Teacher review, November 2009
This vibrant and innovative DVD, CD, and guidebook set contains everything you need to inspire students of any age to move to great classical music. This long-awaited follow-up to the first volume of Move It! contains 23 works in a wide variety of styles and is certain to appeal to early childhood specialists, elementary music teachers, and dance educators. Every movement is demonstrated on the DVD, recorded on the CD for use in class, and clearly and simply detailed in the illustrated guidebook. The expressive movements reflect both the form and the expressive quality of the music, embodying John. M. Feierabend’s theories of music and movement development and Peggy Lymnan’s belief in the emotional power of gesture. Move It! 2 is also perfect for use with senior citizens and the physically challenged. Understanding the organizations of movement sequences, exploring personal and general space relating to others, and discovering inner feelings connected to beautifully expressive musical selections and movements—all of this can be achieved with Move It! 2. It’s an approach that’s as fun and expressive as it is educational.
Contents: Bizet: Marche du Toreador; Bizet: Prelude, L’Arlesiene Suite No. 1 (Theme and Variations); Gliere: Russian Sailor Dance; Schuman: Kinderszenen, Op. 15 (No. 1 Of Foreign Lands and People); Beethoven: Ecossaises WoO 83; Fauré: Sicilienne; Boccherini: String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11 No. 5 III Minueto; Gossec: Tambourin; Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, III, Menuetto: Allegretto(Serenade No. 13 in G Major) K525; Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 5; Cowell: Quartet for Flute, Oboe, Cello and Harpsichord, III, Allegro Moderato; The Little Grassicals: Bluegrass; Chopin: Waltz in G-flat Major, Op. 70 No. 1; Bach: Partita No. 3 in E Major BWV 1006, Gavotte and Rondeau; Greig: Holberg Suite, Op. 40, Prelude; Beethoven: Menuet in C Major; Beethoven: Rondo in C Major WoO 48; Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette.
Peggy Lyman is an acclaimed principal dancer and re-stager of the Martha Graham repertory. John M. Feierabend is considered one of the leading authorities on music and movement development.