Today I presented a short lecture at Concordia University College's open house for graduating high school students. For those who weren't there (most of you) I was asked to present a "sample lecture" for music history.
I started by quoting this excellent post by Brad Foust, and then did a short lecture on early music, followed by a very brief look at the history of musical instruments through the eras.
Below are the videos I used with my presentation. I put them on this blog for two reasons. As a stationary location for the students to find the videos after the lecture, and as a place for me to find them "all in one place" while I'm giving the lecture!
Early Music Instrument Examples:
Sackbut (Ancestor to the modern trombone)
Chrumhorn (very unusual sounding reed instrument)
Cornetto (Ancestor to the Trumpet)
Portative Organ (Renaissance)
Orchestras through the ages
Renaissance dance instrumental
Baroque Concerto Grosso
Finale of Mahler's 8th Symphony (Symphony of a thousand) go to about 3:50 to see the full effect!
Steven Reich - electric counterpoint (Minimalism)
John Cage (4'33")
Hope you enjoyed the lecture!