Friday, September 20, 2013

Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" used in 2009 Coke Commercial

Fourth grade students have begun a short unit on instruments of the orchestra and started their study by listening to "Peter and The Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev.  It is a lively and exciting piece of program music, that tells a definite story and has each character of the story represented by a different instrument of the orchestra.  Part of my lesson plan is to share this video with students once we have finished listening to the original version, partly for entertainment, but also to point out that music is used all around us.  For some reason, the video I have saved on my computer would not play with the sound.  So here is the commercial we were trying to watch.... enjoy!