Special thanks to Professor Elise Sobol, NYSSMA chairperson for special learners, for the "Low To High Note" inspiration found in her book "An Attitude and Approach for Teaching Music to Special Learners:
a Teacher's Guide to Comprehensive Music and Technique."
This specialneedsinmusic.com Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf Workshop Lesson web page is presented in part to support the aims of the 'Maddox Petrovsky Repertoire project' and in memory to our friend, the late Richard Soar of the United Kingdom and Abruzzo, Italy.
von Dittersdorf composed an oratorio based on the life of Esther, the Jewish Queen of Persia from 485 to 465 B.C.E. An oratorio is a large musical composition including an orchestra, a choir, and soloists.
Painting: Queen Esther and Mordecai by Aert de Gelder(1685).
The Ouverture from The Queen Esther Oratorio, performed by the Janacek Camerata and conducted by Petr Chromcak.