Music from America, Europe, Africa, Asia and South America each has its own unique forms, instruments, and rhythms and melodies.
The Erie Canal Song: Low Bridge, Everybody Down
by Thomas S. Allen
arr. by Jay Matthews
Explore the history of the Erie Canal through this fun, silly song! Featuring local music educator, Karen Saxon.
The Magic Flute Overture
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart lived in Europe, which is the birthplace of the orchestra.
Africa, Mvt. III “Land of Superstition”
by William Grant Still
An exciting rhythmic feature celebrating African culture and heritage.
“Feast” from Arabic Suite
by Agnes Bashir
Middle Eastern melodies come together in this celebratory dance-song.
Flower Drum Song from Feng Yang from Folk Songs for Orchestra
by Huang Ruo
Folk songs reflect the life, culture and soul of a civilization.
by Ary Barroso
One of the most representative works of the country of Brazil, this popular song is responsible for ushering in a new genre of samba.
by Duke Ellington
Composer Duke Ellington is famous for popularizing American jazz music.
by Aram Khachaturian
One of the most recognizable works worldwide with a special connection to Buffalo’s sports community.
Instruments Around the World
Identify characteristics of each instrument family in the orchestra and explore musical instruments of other cultures around the world.
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