The Raccoon Philosopher by : Danai Gagne : Judith Thomas-Solomon
Organized in two sections:
Section One provides a series of rhythmic and musical preparations in mixed and irregular meters (with emphasis on 7/8; based on excerpts from The Raccoon Philosopher. Ideas are explored for studying specific meters to be moved; played and sung within the mini-musical. Extensions are suggested for other curricular uses under 'interdisciplinary connection.'
Section Two is the complete mini-musical; The Raccoon Philosopher; which embraces mixed and irregular meter concepts; along with playing; singing; moving and creating. This section also includes staging and costuming suggestions; speech play; songs; movement/choreography ideas and Orff orchestrations.
In both sections; true to the Orff-Schulwerk philosophy; it is the authors' intent that the process be engaging and open-ended; and that it be treated as importantly as the materials that are provided. Students and teachers are invited not only to enjoy the mini-musical suggestions; but also to revel in the preparatory work where their ideas may ultimately enhance and enliven the final performance.
- Develop musical skills using recorders and tuned and untuned percussion instruments
- Develop children's voices
- Lively; fun material suitable for performance
- To offer students opportunities to read; explore; move and have experiences with mixed and irregular metres in a playful and engaging way
- To familiarize students with stage terms and vocabulary
| Format ||Performance Score|
| Length x Width x Height||12 x 9 x 0.288 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.58 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL49012188|
|UPC Code||73999795479 |
| ISBN ||1902455185|
| EAN ||9781902455181|
| 1st Publication Date||12/2004|