Kids Commute - Spooky Week! Friday

Oct 27, 2017

Kids Commute Episode 39 - Spooky Week! Music from Bernard Herrmann's score to THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.
Credit Original 1951 movie poster

Welcome to the last day of Spooky Week on IPR's Kids Commute - classical music for kids!

Today, we'll hear the wonderfully eerie sound of the theremin - one the first-ever electronic instruments! - as it adds an, "outer space," feel to the music from the 1951 Sci-Fi classic, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.

Friday, October 27, 2017 (Episode 39)
The Day the Earth Stood Still: Suite
Bernard Herrmann

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Here's the trailer for THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL!

...and here is footage of the legendary theremin diva Clara Rockmore performing, "The Swan," by Camille Saint-Saens. (By the way, we used clips from Clara Rockmore's theremin album for all of our Quizlet hints this week!)