This is an archive of the critical listening selections for the year 2014-2015.
These are some of the musical performances we've heard and discussed in class. Links on this page go to external, non-PISD websites. PISD has no control over external web content. Please notify Mr. Berlin if a link becomes unavailable or if there are other issues with external links.
Neptune, the Mystic from The Planets by Gustav Holst
Amen by Jester Hairston (lip sync by actor Sidney Portier) from Lilies of the Field (1963)
Bolero by Maurice Ravel
Uranus, the Magician from The Planets by Gustav Holst
Subterranean Homesick Blues by Bob Dylan
Bob by Weird Al Yankovic
Here Comes the Big Parade by Harry Connick, Jr.
Fire and Brimstone by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews
Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age from The Planets by Gustav Holst
Jupiter the Bringer of Jolity by Gustav Holst
Other selections may include What is Jupiter?, Listening Guide - Jupiter, Cymatics: Science vs. Music by Nigel Stanford, Amazing Water and Sound Experiment, Amazing Resonance Experiment
Guantanamera by Playing for Change
Other Selections may include SS Grover "Waiter's Memory", OK Go - I Won't Let You Down, Happy New Year from the International Space Station, How to Wash Your Hands in Space - CSA, and Masha and the Bear - Tracks of Unknown Animals
Christmas Medley by the North Point iBand
Other selections may include Masha and the Bear - One, Two, Three! Light the Christmas Tree!, Playing for Change - Feliz Navidad, and Disney Sing-A-Long (and pt. 2)
The Nutcracker, Act 2, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed by the Belliston Ballet
The Nutcracker, Act 1, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed by the Belliston Ballet
Mercury, The Winged Messenger by Gustav Holst
Other selections may include: What is Mercury?, SS Grover "A New Waiter", Timon & Pumbaa: Wash Your Hands, Masha and the Bear - "Get Well Soon"
In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg
Don't Fence Me In by Roy Rogers
Pulling Strings Mariachi Flash Mob
La Bamba by Playing for Change