8th Grade General Music

Unit I

(Music History & Composers)


  1. Review of Musical Eras (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern)
  2. Modeste MussorgskyPictures at an Exhibition

             St. John’s Night on Bald Mountain

  3. Peter Tchaikovsky—Overture of 1812

   Romeo and Juliet

Unit II

(Musicals; Movie, TV and Radio Music)


  1. West Side Story—by Leonard Bernstein

    (the modern day version of Romeo and Juliet)

  2. Movie sound effects, movie composers and famous themes
  3. TV music, themes and composers
  4. Radio stations and music styles