Microcomputers in Music
Education MUED 518
Dr. James Frankel
Project #4: Middle/
High School Lesson Plan
March 21, 2004
Project #4: Middle/ High School Lesson Plan
Objective: To explore the history of a classical
cadenza, written and improvised.
- To compose a written cadenza, using themes of a
expand knowledge of the Classical Era.
Mozart: Concerto No.1 in G, K. 313, first movement: allegro maestoso
(score and transparency), two recordings of K. 313 (with different
performances), computer stations, Sibelius Compass software.
Briefly discuss the ornamentation practices of the classical era, the
varied uses of trills and gruppettos (turns), grace notes, etc.
- Articulate the pros and cons of written and
transparency of score, follow select sections of first movement, highlighting
melodic contours for themes A and B.
- Compare performances of selected measures, noting use
of trills, slurs, and articulations.
- Consider the stylistic emphasis of thematic
material. How does the use of
ornamentation accentuate the theme?
How does it distract the listener away from the theme?
- Using Sibelius Compass, devise a set framework to
develop a cadenza. Decide
upon number of measures, critical points of the themes to include into the
- Set the following ornamentation criteria for a
cadenza. It must include a
trill at the end.
- Working in groups of two or more students, create
cadenzas with aforesaid criteria.
Students will compose a short cadenza for an instrumental piece from the
Classical era, selection upon approval.