This page contains information and forms for 8th grade music class students and their parents.
- A list of concerts suitable for review
- A la nanita for three-part women with parts
- Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus with parts
- More information about the concert review process
- Course Descriptions and Policies for 8th Grade Music Classes
- Student concert attire (required of all student performers)
- Forms you need for your music class: concert review form, listening and practice report, quiz and concert self-evaluation, manuscript (music) paper
- Links to performing organizations who often present programs suitable for concert reviews
- Links to audio files for:
- Bus permission form: required for students to ride the bus to or from tech rehearsal: not available
Dr. Wolfe’s tutoring hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays during Paideia in Room 303. He also is available most other days after school at the faculty house. No appointment necessary.
Student concert attire (required of all student performers):
Boys: Black pants (no denim), white dress shirts, black shoes, black socks, and dark-colored ties.
Girls: Black dress slacks and black socks or black skirt with black hose, white blouses with sleeves, and black shoes. No denim! Skirts must be knee-length or longer.
Families who have difficulty obtaining this attire for their students, please contact Dr. Wolfe one week or more before the concert.
Forms You Need for Your Music Class
Concert_Review_Form_2018.pdf (124.6 KiB)
Use this form to submit your two concert reviews due this semester
Listening_and_Practice_Report_Form.pdf (7.3 KiB)
Use this form to report how much time you spent practicing for the concert or listening to the CDs
Manuscript Paper (6.3 KiB)
This is a page of blank, five-line staff music paper.
Performance_Self-Evaluation_for_Singers.pdf (72.4 KiB)
Use this form to evaluate your own performance during a singing quiz.
Performance_Self-Evaluation_Recorder.pdf (43.4 KiB)
Use this form to evaluate your performance during a recorder-playing quiz.
Concert_Performance_Self-Evaluation.pdf (61.6 KiB)
Concert_Performance_Self-Evaluation.pdf (61.6 KiB)
I invite you to evaluate your performance during the concert.
Links to outstanding local performing organizations. Many concerts (not all!) by these organizations are suitable for concert reviews. Look at the Concert Review Agreement to find out which ones. Find details about concerts you want to hear through these links.
Arizona Opera — the music, the spectacle, and oh those voices! Student night tickets sometimes are available.
Arizona Pro Arte Orchestra — this is a newer orchestra and is definitely a great addition to the East Valley’s musical culture.
Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series — this new this organization provides world class chamber music, performed in the Gallery of Tempe Center for the Arts. Every concert in this series is acceptable for review.
Herberger’s ASU Music— scores of great concerts, many of them free! Check out the web site for more details
Musica Nova–a recent addition to the East Valley cultural scene, this orchestra plays great symphonic music in the Central Arts District of Phoenix.
Phoenix Symphony — great programs from our full-season symphony! Directed byTito Muñoz
Sonoran Chamber Music Series — hear world-class chamber music. Every concert in this series is acceptable for review.
Sonoran Desert Chorale — student tickets available
Tempe Symphony — these concerts usually are free admission; arrive early to get a seat! Free tickets sometimes are required.
Concerts that Are Acceptable for Review
Due date for both reviews: Friday, May 10, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
List of Concerts Acceptable for Review
Find over 120 concerts and recitals all of which are acceptable for concert review, their dates and times, and their performance venues, in the Concert Review Agreement. Choose two concerts you want to hear at a time convenient for your family!
If you’d like me to send you the list of concerts as a Word Document so you can sort it more easily, please email me.
- Concert-going etiquette guidelines
- Concert dates and times
- Addresses of concert venues.
Students who want to review any concert not on the list must get prior approval from their teacher.
Review each concert using the form right here. Complete the form thoroughly to receive full credit for your review.
While students may submit their reviews any time before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019, both reviews must be submitted by that date and time in order to receive full credit. Reviews submitted late will be reduced in grade until a cutoff, determined by the teacher, at which time no more reviews will be accepted at all.
Due date for both reviews: Friday, May 10, 3:00 p.m.
Click on the links to the performing organizations above for ticket and programming information.
Course Description and Policies
Concert attire, due dates and date of concert, material checkout policies, contact information.
Possible Repertoire for Recorder Concerts
Girls can use these midi files, provided by Mrs. Wilkison, to practice “A la nanita”
A_La_Nanita_Nana.mid (13.7 KiB)
Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah
You can download your own PDF vocal score here.
Audio files with various parts emphasized:
- Hallelujah (soprano part emphasized)
- Hallelujah (alto part emphasized)
- Hallelujah (tenor part emphasized on piano)
- Hallelujah (bass part emphasized on piano)
Thanks to Mrs. Wilkison for finding this site with all four parts at this website, individually emphasized:
She also found these:
A wonderful recording of Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus by the magnificent Academy of St. Martin in the Fields ensemble:
Johnny Said No
This one has the musical score with the sound:
And this one has a stunning performance by five high school girls:
“Erlkönig” by Schubert, sung by the legendary Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (in Bb Minor)
“Erlkönig” sung by Phillippe Sly in the correct key (boys’ key)
A midi version in the correct keys:
Erlkoenig1.mid (46.6 KiB)
Awake the Harp (from Haydn’s Creation)
With the musical score (in the key of D):
From “New College Oxford” (in the key of D):
In our key (C)
Soprano part (in D):
Alto part (in D):
Tenor part (in D):
Bass part (in D):
All four SATB (in D):
Gaudeamus_Igitur_-_Soprano.mid (718 bytes)
Gaudeamus_Igitur_-_Alto.mid (688 bytes)
Gaudeamus_Igitur_-_Tenor.mid (716 bytes)
Gaudeamus_Igitur_-_Bass.mid (688 bytes)
Non nobis Soprano
Non_Nobis_-_Soprano.mid (1.5 KiB)
Non nobis Tenor
Glad_We_Be_This_Day_-_Tenor.mid (6.3 KiB)
Non nobis Bass
Non_Nobis_-_Bass.mid (870 bytes)
“Beau soir” by Debussy, sung by Rene Fleming (in E Major)
Midi file in the correct key:
Beau_Soir_Debussy.mid (5.0 KiB)
Wilhousky’s arrangement of “Carol of the Bells“
Midi files of parts:
Carol_of_the_Bells.mid (6.4 KiB)
Mozart’s “Dies irae”