1. Wisps and Smatterings
- Using two or more of these smatterings of Vivaldi’s seasonal music, compose a short, wispy piece of music for members of your class to play.
- Make your composition exciting and clever by applying some of the development techniques in the box to the smatterings.
2. Seasonal Variations
- Write a set of variations on the melody below for the instruments available in your class.
- The variations should have the following characteristics:
Variation 1: the melody is scattered amongst the parts in a hocket-like effect
Variation 2: is in a minor key
Variation 3: changes time signature on a regular basis
Variation 4: the melody has longer note values than the accompaniment
Variation 5: the intervals are expanded and contracted
Variation 6: the time signature is all the way through
Variation 7 : is anything you like
3. Four Personalized Seasons
- Compose your own music to go with each season.
- Here are some simple ideas. You can think up better ones, I’m sure, but if not, use these!
Compose trembling, shivering, freezing cold music.
Compose some dance music for an autumn festivity.
Compose “sweltering in the sun” music.