There are several aspects to musical harmony, including consonance and dissonance. This module will help your child differentiate musical passages whose organization is more harmonious or discordant. Discover music excerpts played by:
violinist Angèle Dubeau, Gryphon Trio as well as the National Arts Centre Orchestra and you will hear excerpts of musical works such as Tabula Rasa by Pärt, Concerto in D Minor by J.S. Bach and the Angry Birds Theme by Pulkkinen.

What if We Made up a Story?

Consonant music

Erik Satie’s Gymnopédie No. 1, performed by Valérie Milot                                                

Dissonant music

Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition: Ballet of Unhatched Chicks, performed by the Canadian National Brass Project.

The Sea Lions Lullaby

Relaxing consonant music :

Claude Debussy, Clair de lune, performed by Valérie
Milot

Relaxing dissonant music :

Charles Ives, The Unanswered Question, performed by Ensemble Caprice

Johannes Brahms, Wiegenlied Op. 49, No. 4, performed by Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà

The Bees’ Musical Obstacle Course Part 2

Consonant music

Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Indes galantes, Rigaudon, performed by Luc Beauséjour

Gustav Holst, St. Paul Suite, Op. 29, No. 2, Ostinato, performed by Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà

Dissonant music

Alexina Louie, Echoes of Time, performed by the Gryphon Trio (excerpt)

Kaija Saarihao, Maan varjot : III. Energico, performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (excerpt)

The Sea Lions’ Meals

Consonant music

Amadeus Mozart, Sonata, K. 265, Ah vous dirai-je maman (theme), performed by Janina Fialkowska                                                         

 Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93: II. Scherzando: Allegretto, performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Franz Schubert, Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Pianofor cello and piano: II. Adagio, performed by Stéphane Tétreault and Marie-Ève Scarfone

 Georges Bizet, Carmen, Les Toreadors, performed by Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà

 Éric Satie, Gymnopédie No. 1, performed by Valérie Milot

Dissonant music

 Ana Sokolovic, Golden Slumbers Kiss Your Eyes: I. À la claire fontaine, performed by Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra.

 Charles Ives, The Unanswered Question, performed by Ensemble Caprice                                                                                           

 Gary Kulesha, Trio No. 2 for Violin, Cello and Piano: I, performed by the Gryphon Trio                                                                   

Arvo Pärt, Tabula Rasa: I. Ludus, performed by Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà

Alexina Louie, Echoes of Time, performed by the Gryphon Trio