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Grade 9 Worksheet No.

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Famous Composers of the Classical Period
MUSIC Quarter 2-Wk.2-3-Module 2

MELCs:
Explain the performance practice (setting, composition, role of composers/performers, and
audience) during classical period. (MU9CL-IIa-f-3)

*Other Competencies were embedded here!

LEARN:
COMPOSERS OF THE CLASSICAL PERIOD

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)


● One of the most prominent composers of the Classical
period.
Describes as rags-to-riches story.
His music reflects his character and personality: mainly calm,
balanced, serious but with touches of humor.
Named as “Father of Symphony. Most of his symphonies have
nicknames such as the “Surprise Symphony”, The Clock” and
“The Military”.

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)


Is a child prodigy and the most amazing genius in musical
history.
At six, he was recognized as an exceptional pianist. And at
seven, he was already composing excellent music. At thirteen, he
had written sonatas, concertos, symphonies, religious works and
operas and operettas.
He composed wonderful concertos, symphonies and operas such as “The Marriage of Figaro”
(1786), Don Giovanni (1789) and The Magic Flute which became popular.
Unfortunately, due to mismanaged finances he lived his life in poverty, died young and was
buried in an unknown grave.
Other known works “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, “Symphony no.40 in G major and Sonata no.11 in
A Major K311. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Born in Bonn, Germany to a family of musician.
He was a composer who bridge the late classical era and the
early Romantic era.
A talented pianist and composer.
His works includes the Missa Solemnis (1818-1823) and Opera
“Fidelio” (1805). His known symphonies are: Symphony no. 3
(Eroica) no. 5, no 6 (Pastoral) and no.9 (Choral) which adds
voice to the orchestra.
He began to go deaf in 1796 but this did not become a
hindrance.

Characteristics of Beethoven’s Works:


- His music veered toward larger orchestras
- Sound was centered on the violas and lower register of violins and cellos to give his
music a darker mood.
- All themes in a piece are tied together by one motif.
- Developed musical themes and motifs extensively by means of modulation.
- He used more brass instruments and dynamics.

ENGAGE:
Based on what you learned in this module, describe the life and works of the following
composers. Use the template below.
HAYDN MOZART BEETHOVEN

LIFE

WORKS
APPLY:
Individual Activity: Guess Who?
Direction: Read the following terms/phrases below and identify the composer they are referred
to. Choose your answer from the box and write the letter of your choice on the spaces provided.

_____1. He was known as the “Father of Symphony”


_____2. He was the composer who bridged the late Classical era and the early Romantic era.
_____3. He continued composing despite of his disability.
_____4. His music reflects his character and own personality.
_____5. He was considered a s music genius in musical history.
_____6. His music veered toward larger orchestras.
_____7. He was a composer who declined to poverty because of mismanaged finances.
_____8. His life is describing as “rags-to-riches”.
_____9. He was recognized an exceptional pianist at very young age.
____10. He inherits his talent in music from his family.
Additional Activities:
1. Listen to each selected music from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical period.
Describe each musical piece
In the chart next page, put a check in the box of the corresponding characteristic element.
Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbm62N5CbzlH3zzeaSm7ls7NsQN_H2l1b
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Thomas Morley:
Fire, Fire, My
Heart

G.F Handel
“Halleluia

L. V Beethoven
Symphony no. 9
op. 125 D minor
“Choral”
Symphony no.9