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Various books with a musical theme.

A Young Scholar's Guide To Composers (CD)

A Young Scholar's Guide To Composers (CD)

by Melissa Craig

The great works of music remain with us to this day; learn about the men and women who composed them, the times they lived in, and the music they created with this all-in-one CD-ROM study! Looking at the character and testimony of both Christian and non-Christian composers, students will discover the life stories of 26 composers who lived during 6 different eras of music. 32 weekly, chronological lessons are included, and a comparative timeline, maps, info-cards, game, note-taking pages, quizzes & answer keys, listening suggestions, coloring pages, and resource books are all provided in this handy source. CD-ROM.

Published by: Bright Ideas Press

Format: CD

Price: £23.00

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Meet The Orchestra

Meet The Orchestra

by Sharon Hensley

Have you ever met an orchestra? Well, here's your chance! Meet the rabbit with her flute... The koala cellist...the tuba-playing warthog...the alligator on the drums... This unusual introduction to the orchestra describes the instruments - strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion - and offers interesting information about them. Playful illustrations show the animal musicians as they gather for an evening's performance. Then the conductor lowers his baton, and the wonderful music begins...

Published by: Houghton Mifflin Company

No. of pages: 32

Format: Paperback

Price: £5.00

Suggested Age: 4 to 7

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Story of the Orchestra

Story of the Orchestra

by Robert T Levine

Eye-catching illustrations, engaging text and delightful musical selections on the accompanying 70-minute CD lead children ages 8 to 12 (and parents, too!) on an exciting and educational tour through the instruments and music of the orchestra. Illustrated in exquisite and colourful detail with over 100 original drawings and photographs, this package is a fun and exciting musical journey for children. The engaging text is broken into three sections: an introduction to each instrument of the orchestra from the cello to the timpani, the stories of famous composers from Bach to Stravinsky and an explanation of different musical styles from Baroque to Modern. Each step of the way, children can listen to actual musical examples of what they are learning about. Young readers will hear the sound of an actual violin as they study the instrument and enjoy the playful tune of a Mozart minuet as they read about the composer's precocious exploits as a child.

Published by: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

No. of pages: 96

Format: Hardback

Price: £15.50

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The Profound Effects of Music on Life

The Profound Effects of Music on Life

by Andrew Pudewa

In what possibly may be the most interesting lecture you will ever hear, Andrew presents research regarding the profound neurological benefits of playing a musical instrument at a young age and the advantages of having the right kind of music in the child’s environment. Dramatic evidence regarding potentially harmful music is introduced with both scientific data and spiritual insight. Includes numerous musical samples and commentary. After this, you will never again listen to music in quite the same way.

Click here to view an introduction to The Profound Effects of Music.

Download the Profound Effects of Music on Life handout

Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

Format: CD

Price: £12.00

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Vivaldi's 4 Seasons

Vivaldi's 4 Seasons

by Anna Harwell Celenza

In eighteenth-century Venice, Italy, the finest musical performances are heard at an orphanage called the Ospedale della Pietá. Hidden from the audience is an orchestra of young orphan girls, some with physical disabilities and illnesses. Padre Antonio Vivaldi, their music teacher, is inspired by the talented and determined young girls. When Vivaldi and his students are separated, Vivaldi is inspired to compose a set of concertos that mark the passing of time the great baroque masterpiece entitled The Four Seasons. Back matter includes an author s note with further historical and biographical information, as well as the text of the sonnets that accompany the music.

Published by: Charlesbridge Publishing

No. of pages: 32

Format: Hardback + CD

Price: £13.00

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