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Egmont excerpt 1
Egmont excerpt 2
Egmont excerpt 3
Sarabande rhythm
Sarabande rhythm 2
Sarabande rhythm 3
Hero rhythm 1
Hero rhythm 2
Hero rhythm 3
BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture [complete]
VERDI Va, pensiero, from Nabucco (The Metropolitan Opera)
We Shall Overcome
SHOSTAKOVICH beginning of the Allegro, from Symphony No. 10
Video with Roderick Cox
SHOSTAKOVICH Allegro, from Symphony No. 10 [complete]
Melody to Steal Away
TIPPETT Steal Away, from A Child of Our Time
"Getting ready for church, for a praise service"
"Where are the girls?" "Here we are."
"Give Me Jesus"
Henry PANION "Here We Are
Groove: part 1
Groove: part 2
Umoja groove
Umoja melody
Umoja groove and melody

Additional Resources

Unit 1, Activity 9
Pete Seeger
Gospel version
Joan Baez
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speech

Unit 2, Activity 7 Extensions
Library of Congress: African American Spirituals
PBS: Underground Railroad
A History of Sampling

Unit 3, Activity 2 Extensions
The Birmingham Children’s Crusade
The Indigenous Youth Council
Zero Hour
Fridays for Future
Soweto Student Uprising
Violins of Hope
National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Music as a Change Agent


BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture
New York Philharmonic: Kurt Masur, conductor. Recorded 1992.

We Shall Overcome
Edward Lovett, guitar and voice

SHOSTAKOVICH Allegro, from Symphony No. 10
New York Philharmonic: Dimitri Mitropoulos. Recorded 1954.

TIPPETT “Steal Away,” from A Child of Our Time
New York Philharmonic: Sir Colin Davis, conductor.
Deborah Riedel, soprano; Nora Gubisch, mezzo-soprano; Jerry Hadley, tenor; Robert Lloyd, bass; New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director. Recorded 1999.

Henry PANION Here We Are

Valerie COLEMAN Umoja: Anthem for Unity
Teaching Artists of the New York Philharmonic
Thomas Boulton and Paul Murphy, trumpets; Laura Weiner, French horn; Burt Mason, trombone