Listen to a neat variety of pipe organ music with this unit. Study the pipe organ’s history and characteristics, discover Bach and Vierne and listen to their music, and use several SafeShare video links for in-depth teaching. Play instruments, listen and move with the voices of a fugue, enjoy completing the student listening worksheet and crossword. Learn some new vocabulary. See the lists below for more info! Check out the preview showing all the printable PDF slides! Great unit for a substitute teacher!
The video links in this product are ad-free SafeShare links which are ideal for use in schools. You need to check that your school system does not block YouTube. Click HERE to see if a SafeShare link works on your computer (Cameron Carpenter and Sarah Willis explore the Berlin Philharmonic Organ).
This is a printable PDF and PowerPoint product.
Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Bach’s Little Fugue in G Minor
Davy Jones’s Theme from Pirates of the Caribbean
Theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Vierne’s Finale from First Symphony, Movt. #1 (If you haven’t heard this you should give it a listen! One of my all-time favorite pieces for organ. It was the recessional for our wedding!)
Music Listening Activity – Listen for the Voices of the Fugue
“Finale” Music Listening and Mood Activity/Coloring Sheet – Watch Vierne’s Organ Symphony played on pipe organ, fill in the tempo, dynamics, tone color, mood and then color the sheet.
Pipe Organ Crossword Puzzle – 24 Questions. Answer Key provided.
Classroom Percussion Instrument Play-Along with Bach’s Little Fugue in G Minor.
Tips for Using This Unit
Pipe Organ Facts and Characteristics
J. S. Bach Composer Bio
Bach and the Fugue Facts
Styles of Music and the Pipe Organ – Movie Music and the French Organ Symphony
Louis Vierne Composer Bio page
Teacher Instructions for “Finale” Activity/Coloring Sheet
Elements of Music Vocabulary with Definitions (Tempo, Dynamics, Form, Tone Color)
Suggested for 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade.
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