May 4, 2020

Musicians Week Night Quiz (5-4-2020)

by Chompers

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Find out which COMPOSER wrote this classical song on tonight's Chompers!

This episode features a performance of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Allegro by the Advent Chamber Orchestra. Roxanna Pavel Goldstein, Musical Director, Elias Goldstein, Managing Director.

Transcript

[THEME SONG BEGINS]


>> RACHEL: Welcome back, it’s time for Chompers, your twice daily toothbrushing show. 


Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, and brush all the way to the molars in the back.


>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush! 


[THEME SONG ENDS]


>> RACHEL: It’s Musicians Week, and we've been rehearsing all day to give you an answer to the quiz...


[QUIZ THEME]


>> RACHEL: -from this morning. 


The question was, which classical musician wrote this song:


[EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK BEGINS] 


>> RACHEL: Was it 


Beethoven 


Mozart 


 Or Chopin? 


Ready for the answer? First, switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth...


[SWITCH BELL]


>> RACHEL: -and uh, Maestro, count me in!


>> ZAC: 5, 6, 7, 8!


>> RACHEL: The answer is… MOZART! 


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the famous classical composer who wrote this song! This song is called Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, which means “A Little Serenade”, in German. Serenades are usually songs written about love. So if you love your dog, you can serenade them. Maybe your dog will serenade you back!


[DOG HOWL]

[EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK ENDS]


>> RACHEL: Switch to the bottom of your mouth... 


[SWITCH BELL]


>> RACHEL: -but don’t brush too hard.


Mozart is one of the most famous composers of all time. Remember, composers are people who write pieces of music. But not just classical music is written by composers. 


[MUSIC BEGINS]


>> RACHEL: Music on the radio, the music we hear on an elevator, even the lullaby your grownup sings at night, could have been written by a composer. Composers often use a system called musical notation to write down their ideas. 


>> KID: HUH?


>> RACHEL: I'll explain after you switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth...


[SWITCH BELL]


>> RACHEL: -and brush your front teeth too. 


Musical notation is like a musical language, kind of like the alphabet. With musical notation, composers use dots and lines almost like letters, to write down the sounds an instrument makes. Composers will write down the music they’re imagining their head, so that another musician can read it, and play the same music. 


[MUSIC ENDS]

[THEME SONG BEGINS]


>> RACHEL: Thats it Chompers tonight, but come back tomorrow for more marvelous musicians. Until then, 


>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!


[THEME SONG ENDS]


>> RACHEL: Chompers is a production of Gimlet Media.