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Chris Judah-Lauder

2017 National Conference Chair AOSA Professional Development Conference

Retired Middle School Music Teacher, Good Shepherd Episcopal School, Dallas, TX

Clinician, Composer, Consultant & Author


Good Shepherd Episcopal School, ORFF, Recorder & D.R.U.M. Sharings

This page will connect you to past performances by her music classes and performance groups [Orff, Recorder, D.R.U.M.].


In The Mood

"In The Mood", made famous by the Glenn Miller Band in 1940, is performed by GSES's 8th grade general Music Class on November 14, 2014. This arrangement by Chris Judah-Lauder is directed by a student, and includes forms and breaks determined by the class.

Follow this link to view In The Mood using YouTube.


Allegro 6

"Allegro 6", written by Carl Orff, is intertwined with original ostinati written by the 6th grade music class from Good Shepherd Episcopal School in Dallas, TX. This piece was performed in November 2014 under the direction of Chris Judah-Lauder.

Follow this link to view Allegro 6 using YouTube.


Helping ... Family ... Heart and Soul

The 6-5 Music Class presents three original poems, "Helping", "Family" and "Heart and Soul" at Good Shepherd Episcopal School in November of 2014 under the direction of Chris Judah-Lauder. Each poem reflects the music theme “Life is Good” and from the words of the students: “Listen to all of the songs and savor the idea of life!”

Follow this link to view Helping, Family, and Heart and Soul using YouTube.


Heel and Toe

Heel and Toe, arranged by Jon Madin, is played by a 6th grade music class at Good Shepherd Episcopal School [Dallas, TX] in November 2014 under the direction of Chris Judah-Lauder. Choreography is by the students, and others enjoyed creating movement with their mallets.

Follow this link to view Heel and Toe using YouTube.


Five Dollar .... and more ...

6th grade students perform original poems for their “Life is Good” Music Sharing at Good Shepherd Episcopal School in November 2014 under the direction of Chris Judah-Lauder. Students directed the pieces, wrote the percussion accompaniments and determined the transitions. These poems represent their feelings about life.

Follow this link to view Five Dollar, Middle School Musical, Life is Great, and Don't Need No TV using YouTube.


Rhythm Project

Eighth grade students learned six different rhythm parts from a worksheet. Then the students were divided to small groups, and each student chose a rhythm and an instrument of their choice. Groups composed an intro, coda, and several breaks. The final step was to combine all of the pieces together and select one student from each group to cue. This performance is from the 8th grade sharing on November 14, 2014.

Follow this link to view Rhythm Project using YouTube.


Happy

"Happy" by Pharrell Williams is performed by Chris Judah-Lauders' 7th grade Good Shepherd Episcopal Schools’ Music Class of 2014. This arrangement includes original student choreography, a recorder descant, drum and bass played by two 7th graders.

Follow this link to view Happy using YouTube.


Batman

"Batman" is performed on boomwhackers by the Good Shepherd Episcopal School 6th grade music class sharing from November, 2013, directed by Chris Judah-Lauder. This arrangement is from Boom Boom! Poplular Movie and TV Songs. Enjoy the original student choreography.

Follow this link to view Theme to Batman using YouTube.


The Midnight Run

The Midnight Run is performed by Chris Judah-Lauder's Good Shepherd Episcopal School 6th grade Music Class from November, 2013. This piece is based on Gunild Keetman's Spielbuch fur Xylophone # 43, p 25, and features original student choreography, variations and interludes.

Follow this link to view The Midnight Run using YouTube.


Midnight Bell

The Midnight Bell is performed by Chris Judah-Lauder's 6th grade Music Class from November, 2013. This piece is based on Gunild Keetman's Ertese Spiel am Xylophone # 32, p 16-17. It features a surdo drum and bundt pan player which represents the midnight bell ringer. This arrangement includes original student choreography, variations of the melody, a question and answer duet, interludes, and ends with a canon.

Follow this link to view The Midnight Bell using YouTube.


Safe & Sound

Safe and Sound, by Capital Cities, is also from the 6th grade music class' sharing on November, 2013, under the direction of Chris Judah-Lauder. This piece was choreographed by one of the sixth grade students.

Follow this link to view Safe and Sound using YouTube.


Drainage System

This video, from the Orff Select Ensemble, performed on May 3, 2013, is an original student composition called "Drainage Systems". It is played on a "homemade" xylophone made of PVC pipes that was constructed by a former 8th grade student.

Follow this link to view "Drainage System" using YouTube.


I Don't Care If The Rain Comes Down

This video, from the April 25, 2013 5th Grade Music Sharing, is an arrangement by Shirley McRae featuring three part harmony, sung acapella. The song is called "I Don't Care If The Rain Comes Down".

Follow this link to view "I don't Care If The Rain Comes Down" using YouTube.


Heart and Soul

This piece is from her 8th grade music class' sharing in January, 2013. The arrangement is a parody of a popular iPad commercial in which two iPads play "Heart and Soul". I hope you enjoy it.

Follow this link to view Heart and Soul using YouTube.


Song of Storms

The following video, also from the 8th Grade Music Sharing in January, is a composition called "Song of Storms". It is used as a background theme in the video game "Zelda". It is a beautiful Dorian Mode melody that has been arranged by the 2013 8th grade music class.

Follow this link to view "Song of Storms" using YouTube.