Students should be working on the Remote Learning Assignment for the week of May 11 (due Monday, 5/18).
Details can be found in Google Classroom.
This Week in Music
May 12, 1845: Gabriel Urbain Fauré is born in Pamiers, France. Fauré was a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher, and one of the foremost French composers of his generation. His musical style influenced many 20th-century composers. He is known for his Requiem, chamber music works, and songs, including Cantique de Jean Racine:
May 14, 1972: The 14th Annual GRAMMY Awards are held at New York’s Felt Forum (now The Theater at Madison Square Garden). Honoring music released during the year 1971, the 14th GRAMMYs were dominated by Carole King, who won Record Of The Year (“It’s Too Late”), Album Of The Year (Tapestry), Song Of The Year (“You’ve Got A Friend”) and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female (Tapestry). And as if that wasn’t impressive enough, King’s “You’ve Got A Friend” also helped her friend James Taylor win Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male, while Quincy Jones won Best Pop Instrumental Performance for Smackwater Jack, named after another great song King co-wrote with early Brill Building partner and former husband Gerry Goffin.
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May 15, 1567: Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer and pioneer in development of opera, is born in Cremona, Italy.