Friday, March 13, 2009

music appreciation

One more music-related story (hey, it's a theme)... And not surprisingly, it comes from the same child that I blogged about yesterday and the day before.

Since we were (FINALLY!!!) done with standardized testing and there is no class on Monday due to report card conferences, we spent today catching up on unfinished work and cleaning the classroom. Today's musical selection was something I dug out of my bedroom closet at my parents' house earlier in the week. I had been trying to locate the movie "Fantasia," when I found a storage box of old cassette tapes. Score! Among them was my beat up copy of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem. I figured it was nothing my kids had ever heard before, so I played it while we were finishing up a writing activity. My little Music Man approached me and asked, "Is this opera?"

Given that Sarah Brightman hits some mighty high notes, it was a reasonable question. (And bonus points to him for knowing what opera is!) I told him it was sort of like opera.

"Ok," he nodded. "It sounds like something they'd play when someone dies."

At this point, I was more than a little shocked. I can't imagine that he'd ever heard Webber's Requiem played anywhere before... it's not very well known, and I don't believe it's ever been used in a movie. But it does have that certain eerie sound to it, seeing as how it was composed for a funeral Mass.

I pulled him aside to show him the cassette cover. "That word requiem is Latin for rest," I explained. "This actually IS music they would play when someone dies. How did you know that?"

He shrugged. "I dunno," he replied. "Just sounds like it."

I think the boy has a real gift.

1 comment:

The Tower of AION said...

The Tower of AION


Aion is one of the most anticipated online games in 2009, http://www.rmt-wm.com/ NCsoft absorb of the "World

of Warcraft" game and other forces in the camp set up on the

successfulexperience,designedfor"Asmodians","Elyos"and"Balaur", http://www.rmt-wm.com/ The story centers around

the three to start the war,Players can achieve large-scale "race vs race" . can become a Asmodians or Elyos,

http://www.rmt-wm.com/ while Balaur is the monster and NPC.Aion schedule in Japan.http://www.rmt-

wm.com/games/aion.html the official website of the public April 17, 2009internal testing operators June 5, 2009to

start internal testing June 12, 2009limited public beta staff 6 At the end of 2009public beta June9 2009 .
http://www.rmt-wm.com/games/aion.html

At that time,Rmtwm http://www.rmt-wm.com/ will provide to players aion Virtual game coin,this will reduce

players hard time to fight coin.players through the reality of dollars to buy virtual coin to upgrade their level

of equipment, Rmtwm http://www.rmt-wm.com/ as an operating a virtual coin company,In addition Aion rmt

http://www.rmt-wm.com/games/aion.html we are also operate on dozens of Frequently games.
http://www.rmt-wm.com/games/aion.html Low prices and convenient service,players can purchase peace of mind.

http://www.rmt-wm.com/games/aion.html