"MELODY - MATCH: MODERN MUSIC"

is a Concentration type game utilizing orchestral excerpts. It is designed as a starting point for all the other games in helping the player become familiar with music of this genre. Players receive points by finding two matching aural excerpts. Below is a draft of what the game board would look like but not the final product. After finding a match, players are taken to additional screens to learn the selection title, its composer and when it was composed. Melody-Match focuses more on familiarizing the player with well known orchestral melodies' titles and associating them with the composer. Enhanced images of the music score and composer would appear with a brief bio and other pertinent information about the selection.

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The game will include but not limited to the following melodies:

  • Dance of the Knights ​- Sergei Prokofiev 
  • Infernal Dance from The Firebird ​- Igor Stravinsky
  • Symphony No. 5 Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Russian Sailor's Dance ​- Reinhold Gliere
  • The Planets ​- Gustav Holst
  • Simple Symphony, Op. 4 Benjamin Britten
  • ​Hoedown ​- Aaron Copland
  • 3 Pieces for Orchestra ​- Alban Berg
  • The Desert Music ​- Steve Reich
  • The Photographer ​- Philip Glass 
  • String Quartet in Four Parts ​- John Cage
  • Overture to Candide ​- Leonard Bernstein