4th Quarter Flute Recital

By: Janie Xiong- Song: Country Gardens

Country Gardens

Country Gardens is an English folk song arranged by Karrick, Brant and Grainger, Percy and collected by Cecil Sharp. It was first made for the orchestra, then the piano. The tune and orchestra is a favourite with school orchestras

Cecil Sharp

Cecil James Sharp was born on 22 November 1859 and died on 23 June 1924. Sharp was born in Camberwell, Surrey, the eldest son of James Sharp. Sharp felt that English music had become over-dominated by German influences, and wanted to revive melodies with native roots.

All about me

This song is played by Janie Xiong, a 6th grader that plays the flute. I go to Discovery Middle School, which is in Fargo. I have a lot of pets: 9 birds, and 5 fish. She loves reading and plays tennis.

Reflections

This project was very fun. I loved going on smart music and playing with the accompaniment on the piano. I kind of recognized the tune. It was fun learning about my song. It was a fun piece to play. There were many dynamic changes and the song is very lively.

The Definitions

Moderato- at a moderate pace

Slurs- Tells you to play connected

Quarter Note-Hold the note for 1 beat

Eigth note-hold the note for half a beat

half note- hold the note for 2 beats

dotted quarter note- hold the note for 1 and 1/2 beats

'- take a breath

Treble clef- Where to play on the staff

p, f, mf, mf…-dynamic