Happy Friday! Welcome back to Randomizer Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. All week long, we’ve been highlighting pieces of great music that doesn’t fit into any particular theme, but are still super fun to listen to. Be sure to look back and check out any episodes you may have missed. Today, we listen to a lighthearted version of a very serious (and very famous) musical work. Kate will tell you all about the musical ensemble, The Swingle Singers, who have won five Grammy awards for their extensive body of work. Then, we’ll hear their arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” Once we hear the music, we’ll reveal the answer to this week’s Kids Commute Quizlet. We hope you enjoyed the music our Randomizer Machine churned out for you. Thanks for listening to Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio.
Want to know more about the "1812 Overture?" Spend some time with our comprehensive Kids Commute guide to 1812!
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Arranger: Ward Swingle
Performers: The Swingle Singers