All of the music studied in class is available here, organized alphabetically by composer’s last name:

  • examples of mutes
  • J.S. Bach/Gounod
  • Hector Berlioz
  • Georges Bizet
  • R. Kelly
  • Jerome Kern
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Henry Purcell
  • Giuseppe Verdi
  • Richard Wagner


Mutes: violin


Mutes: trumpet


Bach/Gounod, Ave Maria; recorded in 1904


Hector Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique (1830)

Idée fixe: 


IV. March to the Scaffold: 


Georges Bizet, Carmen (1875), “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle”


Jerome Kern, Show Boat (1927), “Ol’ Man River”


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Don Giovanni (1787), “Madamina”


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Don Giovanni (1787), “La ci darem la mano”


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1786), “Non so piu cosa son”

Cherubino’s scene from class begins at 26’10



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, K.620 (1791), “Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön”


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, K.620 (1791), “Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen”


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K.457 (1784), I. Molto allegro


Henry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas (1689), Act III opening


Henry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas (1689), “Dido’s Lament”


Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto (1853), “La donna è mobile”


Richard Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (1865), prelude to Act I


Richard Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (1865), Liebestod (Act III end)