Perhaps more than any other music composer, Franz Joseph Haydn is known for his wit. The most popular example is found in his Surprise Symphony when his light simple melody is suddenly interrupted by a loud chord, “surprising” the audience.
The following collection of resources which focus Haydn and his Surprise Symphony are available on the MakingMusicFun.net website. Check out the biography first and then branch out from there. Every one of these lesson ideas and printable resources are sure fire winners!
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“Surprise” Symphony for Easy/Level 2 Piano Solo
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Haydn Surprise Symphony Listening and Activity Lesson Plan | Grade 3-4
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