Morning Glories: Music for Schools
May 26, 2014
St. Paul, Minn. —
Every weekday at 10 a.m., the hosts at Classical MPR play a standout work based on the theme for the week. We call these works Morning Glories.
We'll wind up our Music for Learning month with music written for schools ranging from European schools with centuries of history, to a school much closer to home.
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Brahms wrote his overture upon receiving an honorary degree from the University of Breslau (now Wroclaw in Poland).
Vaughan Williams: Charterhouse Suite
Charterhouse is a "public school" (i.e. private school) in England Vaughan Williams is just one of its famous alumni.
Piston: Symphony No. 4
This symphony by Walter Piston honors the centennial of the University of Minnesota. Hats off to thee!
The Ospedale della Pieta in Venice was a combination of charitable institution and music school for young women. Vivaldi was its resident music director and composer.
Holst: St. Paul's Suite
St. Paul's Girls' School is located in the Brook Green neighborhood of London. Holst also wrote the "Brook Green" Suite for its students.
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