FUN WARM UP with a PEN!
You will need a pen or a pencil and a flat surface. This could be a table/chair/book/tray.
TAP the bottom of your pen when you see the picture of the crayon standing up
TAP your pencil on it's side on the flat surface when it's lying down.
They should make two different sounds. Keep in time.
VIKING SAGA SONGS
'Odin, mighty world-creator' song retells the story from last weeks episode
Loki tells how he stood at Odin's shoulder as Odin creates three realms
Jotunheim(home for the giants, his enemies);
Midgard(home for 'skinny, hairy' things called humans) and
Asgard(shining city of the gods).
Odin also creates the first humans by finding two trees and 'muttering something' into the leaves, to create the first man and first woman.
And, as a final touch, Odin connects Asgard to Midgard with a rainbow bridge called Bifrost.
ODIN, MIGHTY WORLD CREATOR Lesson
SING-A-LONG to Odin, Mighty World Creator.
Here's the backing track
As the opera comes to the end, Donner – one of the Viking gods – calls up a storm and the air clears to reveal Bifrost, the rainbow, forming a bridge to the gods’ new home.
LISTEN carefully to the end of the clip. (It should in the right place when you click play. It is the last minute.)
Can you hear the lightning strike, followed by a roll of thunder, followed by the shimmering music for Bifrost?
Can you say why this music is suitable to depict the rainbow bridge?
Do you notice again the use of horns (trumpets, trombones, french horns etc.) in the music?