This Month in Music: September

by Abby @ Quaver on September 14, 2011

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Step back in time with Quaver to explore some important events in Music History that happened in September!


1653 – Composer Johann Pachelbel was born. Listen to his famous Canon in D, playing soon at a wedding near you, arranged for strings & organ and realized on synthesizers here .



1924 – The operetta “Rose Marie”, by Rudolf Friml, opened on Broadway. At that time, it was the longest running musical on Broadway to date with 557 performances!



1735 – Composer Johann Christian Bach, the youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach, was born. Research some ways in which his Galante compositions differed from his father’s Baroque style.



1936 – Charles Hardin Holley, later Buddy Holly, was born in Lubbock, Texas. His last name was misspelled on his first record contract and he decided to leave it that way. He went on to become a pioneer of Rock n’ Roll with hits like “That’ll Be The Day” (listen here).



1741 – George Handel completed “Messiah” in time for an orphan’s charity concert. One of our favorite clips from the Quaver DVDs just happens to mention Handel’s “Messiah”: watch it here (click play on video) and try not to smile!



1903 – Country singer Roy Acuff was born. He was the first living artist to be elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Learn more about his impact on the genre of Country music here!



1898 – George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York. His works include “Swanee” and “Rhapsody in Blue.” Read more about him here!


Dig deeper into a few of these moments in music history, and let us know what you learn! Happy September!

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