Are you still feeling cooped up, stressed out, socially distant, and possibly even pestilential? Then you (and your students!) need to sit back for a few minutes, maybe turn the lights down, breathe deeply, and surround yourself with the beautifully peaceful “Alleluia” of American composer Randall Thompson, born on this day in 1899:
“This classic of classics has become one of the nation’s most-often performed choral works. Rare is the church, school, community, or professional choir that has not sung it.” Thompson also wrote choral settings of a number of Robert Frost’s poems (Frostiana), and they would also make for fine homeschool listening.
What other musical discoveries have you made in your homeschool this Leo Term? 😊
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