7. Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart and Haydn - part 2
Exploring great composers with songs based on some of their most famous melodies.
We hear about some 18th century inventions of the 'Industrial Revolution', such as the ‘Seed drill’, ‘Threshing machine’, ‘Flying shuttle’ and ‘Spinning Jenny’.
Then we travel to Austria in 1788, and London in 1791, where we meet Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn. We learn two songs, each based on a famous melody by the composers.
Duration: 9' 19"
Song 1: 'The Mozart zigzag song' (vocal)
An early 'Spinning Jenny'
Song 2: 'The surprise song' (vocal)
Portrait of Joseph Haydn
Both Mozart and Haydn (as here) wrote music based on a melody that would become 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star'.
Can the children identify the nursery rhyme?
They will have to wait until a repetition of the phrase before the loud 'surprise' chord.
Duration: 1' 12"