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6th - 8th Grade Student MIDI Compositions

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Twice a year theVermont MIDI Project offers students the opportunity to have their pieces performed by professional musicians. The concerts take place in the fall and the spring. You are invited to listen and view the compositions selected for the Opus 9 concert which was held in April 2004.


The Dragon Dance©
Hillary and Jessica
Barre City Middle School
  
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We had to make a 24 bar composition using repetition to create 8 bar phrases. At first we wanted our piece to sound like a music box, but then we changed the instruments to make it sound like a dragon dance that would be in China. We think that changing the sounds of this piece made it sound better and more catching.


As Leaves Are Falling©
April, Danika, Lauren
Williston Central School
  
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We created this song in ABA form in the key of C. We created a melody and then harmonized it with the bass clef. The voices we used were oboe and clarinet. We named it, "As the Leaves are Falling", because it reminded us of autumn.


Rain in Japan©
Chelsea

Bellows Falls Middle School
  
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The first thing I did was make a four beat motif. The motif is repeated many times throughout the piece, but in an altered form. Then, I chose other rhythm patterns that worked well with the motif. Since the piece is in ABA form, I chose a different rhythm pattern for the B section. The A section is repeated in the end of the piece, but the last 2 measures are slightly different. Then, I added harmony using chords. I chose the Japanese Koto for the melody because it gave the piece an oriental ring. I chose the Kalimba because it complimented the Koto. The piece is called Rain in Japan because the short beats of the Koto sounded like rain.


Tambour©
Nicole
Bridport Central School
  
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This is my first time ever writing music. My music teacher suggested that I write a song to practice rhythms. She said that it was really good and that I should put it in the winter concert. I did. At first I wrote this piece to be played by snare drums with the bass drum playing a steady beat. I then added tambourine and recorder parts based on the feedback I got online. I also changed some quarter notes to eighth notes to make the rhythm more interesting. Tambour means drum in French.


ABA Recorder Piece©
Gabrielle
The Maple Street School
  
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I had an assignment to compose an ABA piece. I wrote it for two recorders since I am learning to play the recorder. It is 4/4 time and in the key of C.


Olympian Return©
Hilary
Hinesburg Community School
  
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My name is Hilary and I am in 6th grade at Hinesburg Community School. I was given the assignment to make a 12 measure song. The song had to have dotted half notes, half notes, 16th notes, quarter notes and 8th notes. We also had to have quarter rests and half rests. Our songs were in the key of C so my song starts and ends on a C. I chose my instrument, French horn, because I play this instrument, and I had originally written the song for my horn.


Thingy-ma-bob©
James and Thomas
Browns River School
  
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This piece is creepy. The piece is twelve measures long and is in the key of C. The alto saxophone plays the melody and there is a chord accompaniment on the electric guitar.


Arrangement©
Spencer
Barre City Middle School
  
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I started with a two instrument piece using write a bar repeat a bar or repetition. I've arranged it for string quartet and trumpet.


Peace©
Madison
Bellows Falls Middle School
  
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We wrote this song in AABA form. We just wanted a nice sound. We weren't intending a slow song, but when we wrote it and it ended up being slow, we liked it. We used a pattern and then repeated that pattern and different pitches. At first our instruments were bowedglasspad and soundtrack, but then we changed the sounds to flute and warmpad. This song is 16 measures long.



Midi©
Colby
The Maple Street School
  
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I love playing the recorder and also recently started piano lessons. My piece is for recorder and harpsichord, since the sound of the harpsichord goes so well with recorder.



Let the River Flow©
Jolin and Brittany
Barre City Middle School
  
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Our piece is on a method of write a bar repeat a bar in an 8 phrase method. We wanted the piece to sound like a slow moving, sad, and a sleepy mode song. Based on the feedback we received online, we change some of our chords to arpeggios and added lyrics. We also had to change some of the rhythms in the melody to go with the lyrics.



Way, Way Afar and Far, Far Away©
Melissa
Hinesburg Community School
  
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My name is Melissa and I am in the 6th grade at Hinesburg Community School. I was assigned to write a song in music class. The song had to be 12 measures long and had to have dotted half notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, and sixteenth notes. The song also had to have quarter rests and half rests. The reason I chose this title for my song is because I had heard it in a commercial on television and thought it fit. The song sounds secretive and far away to me.



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