Lesson #1: Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel

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Recording performed with original instruments:

Boston Pops Orchestra - wide variety of instruments:

The London Symphony performs Pachelbel's Canon:

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Let It Be (Paul McCartney Live)

Rockelbel's Canon (The Piano Guys)

Variations on Canon (George Winston)


Lesson #2: Chaconne for Organ in G minor
by Louis Çouperin

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Chaconne for Organ in G minor (music only)

Chaconne for Organ in G minor (with the organist)

You can actually follow the notes here.

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Major Minor by Music K-8 Magazine


Lesson #3: The Prince of Denmark's March
 by Jeremiah Clarke

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The Prince of Denmark's March (trumpet and pipe organ)

The Prince of Denmark's March (for pipe organ only)


Lesson #4: “Spring” (Allegro), from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi

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Allegro from “Spring”

Vivaldi’s “Spring” (full piece)

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The rhythms of Allegro from "Spring"


Lesson #5: Gloria in excelsis Deo
by Antonio Vivaldi

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Gloria in excelsis Deo       

Another (slower) recording of Gloria in excelsis Deo


Lesson #6: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, Mvmt. 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach

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Brandenburg Concert No. 2, Mvmt. 1

Brandenburg Concert No. 2, Mvmt. 1 (watch the graphic score)

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To learn more about the pipe organ, read this article from Pipe Dreams.


Lesson #7: Toccata and Fugue in D minor
by Johann Sebastian Bach

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Toccata and Fugue in D minor (nice video to see organ being played)

Watch the music as Toccata and Fugue is being played

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To learn more about the pipe organ, read this article from Pipe Dreams.

Toccata from the Fifth Organ Symphony in F, Op 42 #1, by Charles-Marie Widor

Listen to this Bach fugue played on the guitar


Lesson #8: Air on the G String
by Johann Sebastian Bach

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Air on a G string

Another version of Air on a G string

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Pizzicato by Léo Delibes

Try this online metronome with your children!

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Lesson #9: Hornpipe from Water Music
by George Frederic Handel

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Hornpipe from "Water Music"

Another recording of Hornpipe from "Water Music"


Lesson #10: The Hallelujah Chorus, from "The Messiah" by George Frederic Handel

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The Hallelujah Chorus performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Hallelujah Chorus (with words on the screen)

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