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  • Item #: 033306
    ISBN: 9781894502863
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  • Item #: 001603
    ISBN: 9781615387922
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    There are 26 chapters and 7 review tests (each covering 2-4 chapters.) Each chapter begins with a little history about the composer, location and the world around them. Then you learn the musical concept and listen to tracks (either on the CD or from the teacher playing the piece shown in the book). You will learn about the piece you are studying and some history of the musical era. A "Facts to Remember" at the end of each lesson is helpful for studying, and then you listen to the pieces again. Each review test has a listening portion. A music teacher can play these, while others may use the audio CD. You really only need the beginning of the piece for the review tests. Tests (and answers) are in the back and are not reproducible. The answer key pages easily remove to keep as the instructor.

  • Item #: 001537
    ISBN: 9781615389612
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    The audio CD companion includes 26 audio selections divided into smaller samples for precise coordination with the lessons. Composers include (in order): Handel, Vivaldi, JS Bach, WA Mozart, Beethoven, L Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Brahms, Strauss, Wagner, Saint-Saens, Massenet, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Dukas, Ravel, Copland, Gershwin and Stafford Smith

  • Item #: 002083
    ISBN: 9780794537524
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      Another Usborne hit! Introduce your children to classical music and composers in this beautifully illustrated reference book. Learn about the first composers, Renaissance Court and Church, Monteverdi, Music at the French Royal Court, Purcell, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Romantic Music in Russia, Dvorak, Mahler, Debussy, Bartók, and Stravinsky.

      This is a 32-page, hardcover book full of illustrations, photos, and snippets of information – just the right amount for an introduction to music history and appreciation. QR Codes are found on fifteen of the pages that when scanned will take you to a music sample by some of the composers – this is a great addition to the content of this book. If you don’t have a QR reader on your smart phone or tablet, you can still hear all of the samples by going to Usborne.com/quicklinks, and type in the title of this book. No CDs to keep track of, the music is just a scan and click away. All of the information about the QR codes and quicklinks is found in the back. ~ Donna

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  • Item #: 011750
    ISBN: 9780544238060
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    Subtitled Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought), this delightfully candid book offers rare insights into the lives of famous composers from Antonio Vivaldi to Woody Guthrie. See the great musicians as never before through this collection of fascinating and humorous mini-biographies. Many of us are familiar with the life stories of composers, such as Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven. But still we wonder, what were these people really like? What kind of children were they? What style of clothing did they wear? What kinds of food did they like to eat? How did they die? Lives of the Musicians answers these questions and uncovers a host of little-known facts about the lives of musicians. Did you know, for example, that Mozart proposed marriage to Marie Antoinette at the ripe old age of eight? Or, that Giuseppe Verdi disliked fame so much that he once hid out in a toolshed when a group of fans came to visit? Read and find out which composer was deathly terrified of being buried alive, which one hated music as a baby, and which one banged the piano keys so hard his fingers bled. The light-hearted spirit of this volume is evident, not only by the lively text, but also by the caricature-like portraits of the musicians and witty chapter titles such as My Dear Corpse: Frederic Chopin; Twenty Children and 1,200 Compositions: Johann Sebastian Bach; and (my favorite) The Checked Cotton Underwear: Johannes Brahms. No longer will you have to bribe your children to get them to study music history. Lives of the Musicians is so captivatingly fun, it will leave your kids begging for more! Please note that at least one artist is mentioned as being a homosexual, but this is not elaborated upon. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 009856
    ISBN: 9781895404777
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  • Item #: 001617
    ISBN: 9780883881248
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    From Josquin des Prez in the late 1400's; Giovanni Gabrieli of the late 1500's; William Byrd of the early 1600's; and Jean-Baptiste Lully of the mid 1600's to Antonio Vivaldi of the 1700's.

  • Item #: 066530
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     Kids learn from their environment as well as from books and other resources. Your visual learners will especially appreciate the attractiveness of these 4 posters each highlighting a different era of classical music and composers from that era. You see a color portrait and a paragraph, along with important dates. From the Renaissance & Baroque periods you have Palestrina, Byrd, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, J.S. Bach & Handel. From the Classical period there is C.P.E. Bach, Stamitz, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven & Schubert. Of the Early Romantic period you see Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schuman, Liszt & Verdi. And of the Late Romantic period you see Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Mahler & Debussy. Each poster measures 17”x 22” and is made of cardstock. There is a reproducible worksheet included for each poster. ~Sara

  • Item #: 062246
    ISBN: 9780967599793
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       If you are looking for a more constructed way to extend the program with lesson plans already done, teacher guides are also available to make this a complete music appreciation course. These guides include lesson plans broken down by themes and composers, and give the teacher the exact page numbers the lesson correlates with in the student book. The activities within the lessons vary in difficulty and teachers can choose what is suitable for their children. Each lesson begins with a list of music concepts that will be taught during the lesson. Next is a list of the National Standards concepts for Music Education addressed in the specific lesson. Following this are instructions on which track/tracks to play and instructions for teaching music concepts in detail. There are also creative ideas for integrating other subjects into the music lesson. Also included in the back are reproducible music themes for classroom use only.

  • Item #: 061893
    ISBN: 9782923163895
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      Subtitled, An Introduction to Classical Music, all the included musical selections have a common theme: birds. The music on CD (all performed by world class orchestras) is really the main component of this book. Several included tools help students understand and listen to this music: discover the melodies, the instruments, the stories behind the music, and the composers themselves. First, you start with brief descriptions to introduce each of the 20 classical music selections. Composers range from perhaps obscure to more well known, from longstanding to modern: Janequin in the 15th century, Vivaldi and Mozart in the 18th century to Rautavaara and Messiaen in the 20th century, for example. Additional tools follow: a listening guide, a brief biography of composers, glossary of musical terms, and a timeline of composers and periods. 8 1/8” X 8”, 48 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 049940
    ISBN: 9789626343685
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    Do your children sometimes choose to not follow the rules? Turns out classical composer Antonio Vivaldi had the same problem when he was a priest. You didn't know he was a priest? How about that his father was a professional violinist? Learn some of the stories behind six famous composers and their music in this informative pair of CDs. A calm female voice narrates about the lives of six composers who wrote between 1678 and 1975: Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, Shostakovich, and Dvorak. Samples of their music are interspersed with scenes acted out from their lives. The variety of voices keeps your interest. I listened to the section on Vivaldi's music. The narrator tells you what was going on in the composer's mind when he wrote his famous work The Four Seasons. Before you hear the piece called Springtime, the narrator tells you to listen for instruments that sound like birds chirping, so you will be actively listening. Then you hear Summer, Fall and Winter. For Winter, you are told that there is a cold wind, teeth are chattering and there are people ice skating. I can imagine kids closing their eyes and picturing this scene as they listen to the music. What a great discussion you could have following that experience! I see this being effective in a class, small group or with a student working independently. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 046854
    ISBN: 9780810957213
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    Can You Hear It? by William Lach is an interesting addition to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's popular Can You Find It? series. In this 39-page book, beautiful works of art are paired with equally beautiful symphonies, introducing children to both and encouraging their appreciation. The book brings pictorial classical music—music inspired by or capable of conjuring vivid visual images—to life through 16th century oil paintings, 19th-century engravings, and more, all displayed in dazzling full-color. Featured music includes pieces and excerpts of Vivaldi, Gershwin, Copland, Tchaikovsky, and others. The game is played and the book best used by reading the "Can you hear it?" clues on the pages, finding the clue in the artwork, playing the corresponding symphonic track on the included CD, and listening for the specific sound effect intended to represent that particular image. Follow-up clues are provided for the more difficult pairs. After identifying the clues, children can act out, draw, or describe the pictures the music makes in their own minds in addition to those in the art on the pages. Also included in the book are "An Introduction to Musical Instruments" (six pages of instrument descriptions and photographs of beautiful instruments—both in works of art, and that are works of art in themselves), a special section "About the Art and Music," and a brief listing of additional print, web, and CD resources. A great introduction to both art and classical music, and a beautiful and memorable book. ~ Rachel D.

  • Item #: 046241
    ISBN: 9781892427601
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    There can be no doubt that Bright Ideas Press understands homeschoolers and knows what we are looking for in terms of educational experiences. And it’s all here in this music appreciation course. Easy to use with minimal teacher prep, designed for a one-year study arranged into 32 weekly lessons, and adaptable for multiple children of various ages (just like your family!). You see what I mean! Add to this a determined effort to recognize the impact that Christian faith and the church has had on composers and their music, and you’ll begin to understand the benefits of this study.

    Musical periods (ancient to middle ages, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, and contemporary) and biographies of specific composers (26 ranging from Vivaldi, Handel, and Bach to Scott Joplin, George Gershwin and John Williams) are covered in the textual information provided in the lessons with mapwork and timeline activities. Specific listening recommendations are outlined for each composer and time period. A strong aspect of this program is the effort to show the interrelationship between different composers as well as historical events.

    You can expect to spend three days on a lesson, each of which begins by listening to recommended selections. Other parts of the first day include reading through the textual component, filling in the note-taking pages or answering the Student Review Questions, filling out the Composer Info Card, doing mapwork (where the composer was born and lived) and timeline work. The third day is just listening.

    Composer Info Cards are prepared for each composer and are exactly what they sound like. An illustration of the composer along with his name and musical period are inserted on the front of the card; a map, biographical facts, and names of compositions are on the back. One of the most interesting aspects of this program also shows up on the back of the card. The student is asked to record the evidence that we have that this person was or was not a Christian. This is discussed in the textual part of the lesson and original source information is sometimes contradictory or spotty.

    The Appendices are an amazing compilation of valuable material. Aforementioned composer musical selections with web-links, listening cues and discussion questions are included along with a valuable glossary and suggested resources for students and teachers. Purchase of the text includes access to a downloadable Companion Guide. In this Companion Guide, you’ll find answers to the lesson exercises and student review questions, plus all the reproducibles: student review/lesson exercise pages, Composer Info cards, maps, timelines, coloring pages, and game templates. Purchasing families have complete freedom to make copies of any of these resources as needed for family use but co-ops and schools are asked to contact the publisher.

    The target audience for this course is middle school students. However, I think there’s a lot of room for flexibility here. For instance, it would be easy to draw younger family members into listening both to read-aloud lessons and music and the coloring, leaving mapwork and timeline work for the older kids. But, what about high school credit for this course? The content here is thorough and complete, and if covered as outlined in the course, it would seem adequate for a high school level half-credit in music appreciation. If using it at that level, though, I would encourage the addition of some essay-writing assignments. Text is 2nd ed. HC. 162 pgs. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 044524
    ISBN: 9781847808776
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  • Item #: 025267
    ISBN: 9781930443747
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    A 30 week course with text covering the following composers: Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Joplin, and Copland.

  • Item #: 024269
    ISBN: 9780375858826
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    Orphaned when her violin-maker father dies, Anna Maria goes to live in a special school in Venice where she will be taught by Vivaldi. When a jealous classmate throws her violin into the canal, will her memory of her father be lost?

  • Item #: 023668
    ISBN: 9781897166420
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    Teaching classical music to younger students can be a challenge, but many have found Susan Hammand's Classical Kids series to be a great way to introduce the music and composers to kids. This Teaching Edition is amazing because it packages everything from the series on 14 disks. It includes the 9 CDs (Mr. Bach Comes to Call, Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Hallelujah Handel, Mozart's Magic Fantasy, Mozart's Magnificent Voyage, Tchaikovsky Discovers America, Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery, Daydreams and Lullabies, and Song of the Unicorn), 2 DVDs (Mr. Bach Comes to Call and Beethoven Lives Upstairs), and 3 CD-ROM disks. The CD-ROMs are basically the teacher's resources that can be viewed on-screen or printed out, including Comprehensive Teacher's Notes, scripts for each CD, and slideshow discussion points. Oh yes, I forgot to mention the slideshow DVD, which shows hundreds of pictures of art, architecture, and fashion from the times of the great composers and there's also a music only CD that includes some of the music without the narration. If you're serious about using Classical Kids to teach your students, this bundled edition of the entire series is certainly the way to go. All disks are stored in a hard, durable binder. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 018232
    ISBN: 9781851033232
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  • Item #: 017452
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    This great timeline was made to be used in conjunction with A Literature Approach to the History of Classical Music. It charts the course of musical development from Corelli up to modern composers such as Mahler and Stravinsky. Featuring key composers such as Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, and many others, students will enjoy coloring the beautiful pictures that make up this visual history of music.
  • Item #: 016078
    ISBN: 9780983408413
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    Vivaldi, Albinoni, Bach, Mouret, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Verdi, Suppe, Offenbach, Brahms, Borodin, Delibes, Mussorgsky, Dvorak, Grieg, Faure, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, and Stravinsky

  • Item #: 016038
    ISBN: 9780983408406
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    Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Handel, Haydn, Boccherini, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Rossini, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Gounod, Strauss, Brahms, Saint-Saens, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Grieg, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Sousa, and Elgar

  • Item #: 015907
    ISBN: 9780967599786
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    Beethoven, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Boccherini, Mozart, Schubert, Rossini, Schumann, Gounod, Strauss, Brahms, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Elgar, and Souza

  • Item #: 014967
    ISBN: 9780486466156
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    Perfect for any beginning pianist who is fairly comfortable with the piano (notes, sharps/flats, simple chords, etc.), this book includes 83 simple arrangements of beautiful classical pieces. With selections from over 30 different composers including Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Handel, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Vivaldi, students will easily find a number of enjoyable pieces to master. To give you an idea of the difficulty level, most of the pieces require either no sharps or flats or only one, although there are a few with two or three, and there are plenty of arrangements that are quite easy on the left hand especially. However, there is still a nice range of difficulty within the book to allow for varying abilities. 133 pgs. – Melissa