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Canadian Orchestral Composers Landscape and Soundscape

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National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

Early Canadian Orchestral Music
An introduction to the history of Canadian orchestral music.
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The Composers and their Music
An introduction to the composers Champagne, Somers, Symonds, Bell and Forsyth
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Guided Listening #1: Waves
A guided listening for Norman Symonds' Three Atmospheres and Claude Champagne's Symphonie Gaspésienne.
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Guided Listening #2: Landscape & Technology
A guided listening activity for Malcolm Forsyth's Atayoskewin.
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Guided Listening #3: Mountains
A guided listening activity for Norman Symonds' Three Atmospheres.
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Guided Listening #4: Prairie
A guided listening activity for Allan Gordon Bell's Spirit Trail.
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Guided Listening #5: Soundscape
A guided listening activity for Claude Champange's Symphonie Gaspésienne
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Guided Listening #6: Insects
A guided listening activity for Harry Somers' North Country.
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Learning Activity #1: Music for Sunrise and Sunset
A learning activity for Allan Gordon Bell's Spirit Trail and Norman Symonds' Three Atmospheres.
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Learning Activity #2: Sound Painting
A learning activity for Harry Somers' North Country
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Programme Notes
Information about Champagne's Symphonie Gaspésienne, Somers' North Country, Symonds' Three Atmospheres, Bell's Spirit Trail and Forsyth's Atakyoskewin
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Learning Objectives

Landscape and Soundscape is designed for students and educators to meet the following objectives.

* Learn about how the landscape of Canada influences our identity
* Understand how musical composition can make use of environmental sounds.
* Make a personal connection to the landscape and/or soundscape through listening to the music of these five composers and also make a connection through composing music inspired by immediate surroundings.