Need an easy to understand version of the story behind Mussorgsky's, Pictures at an Exhibition? This pdf version will help your students understand a) reasons why composers write music b) Mussorgsky's reason for writing the music c) describes the artwork that inspired the songs listed below (and includes images of the last three songs listed) d) asks students to imagine what the songs will sound like - based on the description of the artwork by Mussorgsky's friend (who was an art critic). For those of you who use a Mac, make sure to open the file in Adobe Reader so the hyperlinks to the next page will work.
Songs (recordings not included) featured in this resource:
♬ "First Promenade"
♬ "The Gnome"
♬ "The Old Castle"
♬ “Bydlo" (aka "The Ox Cart" or "Cattle")
♬ “The Ballet of Unhatched Chicks in Their Shells”
♬ “The Hut on Fowl's Legs"
♬ "The Great Gate of Kiev"
This is a perfect companion to my Pictures at an Exhibition Listening Glyphs set!:)
Other Pictures at an Exhibition products:
Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (Listening Glyphs)
Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (The Story)
Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (BUNDLE)