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The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Activity Book/CD Pak (w/repro pages)
Product ID: 343263
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Activity Book/CD Pak (w/repro pages)

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Subtitle: Teaching Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond by Wesley Ball. This familiar standard by English composer Benjamin Britten has become the classic introduction to the sights and sounds of the orchestra for young people. Enhance music appreciation and explore the unique qualities of the instruments in a symphony orchestra with this creative collection of visuals and strategies. Created for the music classroom, the Activity Book/CD Pak features a variety of reproducible listening maps and games, helpful teaching suggestions, and a full-length version of this masterwork performed by the Slovak Symphony Orchestra.
List Price: $24.99
Price: $22.49
 

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Classroom Kit Bk w/Repro CD 24 Poster Set
Product ID: 343264
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Classroom Kit Bk w/Repro CD 24 Poster Set

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This value-packed Classroom Kit includes the Book/CD Pak AND the Hal Leonard Discover the Instruments of the Orchestra poster pak of 24 full-color 9 in x 12 in laminated posters, with history on each of the instruments, plus fun facts and representative musical works. Make music listening fun AND active!
List Price: $39.99
Price: $35.99
 

The Nutcracker Suite - Classroom Kit (Activity Bk/CD and Student 20Pk)
Product ID: 343349
The Nutcracker Suite - Classroom Kit (Activity Bk/CD and Student 20Pk)

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The Nutcracker Suite by Wesley Ball... Make music listening fun and active with creative visuals and activities for Tchiakovsky's holiday standard The Nutcracker Suite. Created for the music classroom, the Activity Book/CD features a variety of reproducible listening maps and activities, helpful teaching suggestions, and a full-length version of this masterwork performed by the Slovak Symphony Orchestra. Student editions with full color listening maps provide extra visual effect as students follow the familiar music of the Suite's eight movements: Overture, Chinese Dance, Russian Dance, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers, March, Dance of the Reed Flute, and Arabian Dance. Classroom Kit includes: the Book w/CD and Student 20-Pak. Grades 2-6
List Price: $34.99
Price: $31.49
 

The Farewell Symphony Hardcover Color Book & CD
Product ID: 343360
The Farewell Symphony Hardcover Color Book & CD

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An engaging telling of the story behind Franz Joseph Haydn's famous symphony is a perfect introduction to classical music and its power. The Farewell Symphony brings to life a long summer spent at Esterhaza, the summer palace of Prince Nicholas of Esterhazy. The blustering, bellowing prince entertained hundreds of guests at his rural retreat and demanded music for every occasion. As the months passed, Haydn was kept very busy writing and performing music for parties, balls, dinners, and even walks in the gardens. His orchestra members became homesick and missed their families. The anger, frustration, and longing of the musicians is expressed beautifully in the symphony born of the clever mind of Joseph Haydn who used it to convince Prince Nicholas that it was time to go home. Includes: Illustrated color hardcover story book with CD of music discussed in the book. Grades K-4
List Price: $21.95
Price: $19.75
 

Pictures at an Exhibition Hardcover Color Book & CD
Product ID: 343361
Pictures at an Exhibition Hardcover Color Book & CD

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by Anna Harwell Celenza, Illustrated by JoAnn E. Kitchel... When his friend Victor suddenly dies, composer Mussorgsky is deeply saddened. But, with the help of his friends, and through his own music, Modest finds a way to keep Victor's spirit alive. Readers and listeners of all ages will enjoy the inspirational story behind the composition of Pictures at an Exhibition. Bright, colorful illustrations incorporate elements of Russian folk art and traditional symbols. View notebook pages from artist JoAnn Kitchel for explanations of the symbols and see her pencil-sketch research of the Russian culture. Includes: Illustrated hardcover story book with CD of music discussed in the book. Grades K-4
List Price: $21.95
Price: $19.75
 

The Heroic Symphony Hardcover Color Book & CD
Product ID: 343362
The Heroic Symphony Hardcover Color Book & CD

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by Anna Harwell Celenza, Illustrated by JoAnn E. Kitchel... This fascinating tale reveals what motivated Beethoven to compose Symphony No. 3 Eroica and how the symphony was originally dedicated to Napoleon and then un-dedicated. When Beethoven learns he is going deaf, he is determined to write a great symphony. As war rages in Europe he thinks he has found his inspiration in the heroic deeds of Napoleon. But has he? Includes: Illustrated hardcover story book with CD of music discussed in the book. Grades K-4
List Price: $21.95
Price: $19.75
 

Bach's Goldberg Variations Hardcover Color Book & CD
Product ID: 343363
Bach's Goldberg Variations Hardcover Color Book & CD

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In an engaging telling of the story, Johann Sebastian Bach encourages Count Keyserlingk to take in a talented young orphan named Johann Gottlieb Goldberg. Soon the Count challenges Goldberg to combine all the music he's learned and throw in a riddle. Under the tutelage of Bach, Goldberg successfully plays a difficult piece that becomes known as Goldberg Variations. Includes: Illustrated color hardcover story book with CD of music discussed in the book. Grades K-4.
List Price: $21.95
Price: $19.75
 

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue Hardcover Color Book & CD
Product ID: 343364
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue Hardcover Color Book & CD

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George Gershwin only has a few weeks to compose a concerto. His piece is supposed to exemplify American music and premiere at a concert entitled An Experiment in Modern Music. Homesick for New York while rehearsing for a musical in Boston, he soon realizes that American music is much like its people, a great melting pot of sounds, rhythms, and harmonies. The illustrations of JoAnn Kitchel capture the 1920s in all their art deco majesty. Includes: Illustrated hardcover story book with CD of Rhapsody in Blue performed by George Gershwin (1925 piano roll) and the Columbia Jazz Band, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. Grades K-4
List Price: $21.95
Price: $19.75
 

Set of 5 Composer Hardcover Books w/CD
Product ID: 343365
Set of 5 Composer Hardcover Books w/CD

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Set of 5 hardcover color-illustrated books about composers, each with a CD of the music discussed in the book. 1 each of #s 343360, 343361, 343362, 343363, 343364. Special Pricing!
List Price: $109.75
Price: $79.95
 

The Story Of The Orchestra Book & CD by Robert Levine
Product ID: 343401
The Story Of The Orchestra Book & CD by Robert Levine

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Listen while learning about the instruments, the music and the composers who wrote the music!... Eye-catching illustrations, engaging text and delightful musical selections on the accompanying 70-minute CD lead children ages 8 to 12 on an exciting and educational tour through the instruments and music of the orchestra. Illustrated in exquisite and colorful detail with over 100 original drawings and photographs, this package is a fun and exciting musical journey for children. The 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 listen to actual musical examples. Hear the sound of a violin as it is described, and enjoy the playful tune of a Mozart minuet while reading about the composer's precocious exploits as a child. Hardcover, 96 pages & Audio CD
List Price: $19.95
Price: $17.95
 

A Child's Introduction To Ballet Book & CD by Laura Lee
Product ID: 343402
A Child's Introduction To Ballet Book & CD by Laura Lee

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The Stories, Music, and Magic of Classical Dance by Laura Lee... This book & CD pack combines the mesmerizing stories of the world's great ballets with fun facts, dancing how-tos, history, and profiles with charming watercolor illustrations. From Swan Lake and The Nutcracker to Peter and the Wolf and Fancy Free, the stories of twenty-five of the world's best-loved ballets are told, accompanied by corresponding tracks on the enclosed CD. These are the stories that bring ballet to life, along with the music that has made them into enduring classics. Surrounding the stories is a captivating, illustrated history of ballet, each page filled with information, artwork, and profiles of the world's great dancers, choreographers, and composers. There are even instructions on ballet positions and the key moves that every dancer needs to know. Hardcover, 96 pages & Audio CD
List Price: $19.95
Price: $16.75
 

Level 1 Listening Resource Kit (CD & Guide)
Product ID: 343415
Level 1 Listening Resource Kit (CD & Guide)

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This comprehensive Level 1 Listening Resource Kit includes a CD recording of all the selections along with innovative classroom activities to develop students listening skills. To involve students, rhythm instrument playalongs are given for many selections. Cup games teach students about form and provide excellent practice keeping a beat. Reproducible pages include biographies and worksheets on major composers, instrument families, and a listening log. Movement activities (using scarves, balloons, ribbons, etc) and Listening Maps are included for many selections. Level 1: (Pre-K-2) Includes listening to environmental sounds, What Keeps a Beat, Fast/Slow, Loud/Soft, High/Low, the complete Carnival of the Animals, excerpts from Peter & the Wolf, excerpts from the Nutcracker, and 14 additional selections by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, Quinault, Chopin and Grieg for movement and activities. Level 1: 71 Pg Book w/Repros & CD Pre-K-2
List Price: $25.00
Price: $25.00
 

Level 2 Listening Resource Kit (CD & Guide)
Product ID: 343416
Level 2 Listening Resource Kit (CD & Guide)

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This comprehensive Level 2 Listening Resource Kit includes a CD recording of all the selections along with innovative classroom activities to develop students listening skills. To involve students, rhythm instrument playalongs are given for many selections. Reproducible pages include biographies on major composers and a listening log. Activities and Listening Maps are included for many selections. Level 2: Includes 33 selections from Carnival of the Animals, Nutcracker, Four Seasons, Bach, Schubert, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Handel, Rosenmuller, Schumann and Debussy. Includes notes, worksheet and listening examples from the composer featured on the video "Bach's Fight for Freedom" (DVD #301269 available separately). Level 2: 72 Pg Book w/Repros & CD Grade 1-3
List Price: $25.00
Price: $25.00
 

Level 3 Listening Resource Kit (CD & Guide)
Product ID: 343417
Level 3 Listening Resource Kit (CD & Guide)

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This comprehensive Level 3 Listening Resource Kit includes a CD recording of all the selections along with innovative classroom activities to develop students listening skills. To involve students, rhythm instrument playalongs are given for many selections. Reproducible pages include biographies on major composers and a listening log. Activities and Listening Maps are included for many selections. Level 3: Includes 30 selections from Mozart, Schumann, Handel, Beethoven, Purcell, Strauss, Fucik and Kodaly. Includes note, worksheet and listening examples from the composer featured on the videos "Strauss - King of 3/4 Time" (DVD #301274 available separately) and "Beethoven Lives Upstairs" (DVD #301260 available separately). Level 3: 73 Pg Book with Repros & CD Grade 2-4
List Price: $25.00
Price: $25.00
 

Level 4 Listening Resource Kit (CD & Guide)
Product ID: 343418
Level 4 Listening Resource Kit (CD & Guide)

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This comprehensive Level 4 Listening Resource Kit includes a CD recording of all the selections along with innovative classroom activities to develop students listening skills. Reproducible pages include biographies on major composers and a listening log. Activities, rhythm instrument playalongs, and Listening Maps are included for many selections.. Level 4: Includes 24 selections from Handel, Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Liszt, Early music, Scott Joplin and Fucik. There are 3 recorder selections to showcase the recorders beauty. Includes notes, worksheet and listening examples from the composer featured on the videos "Liszt's Rhapsody" (DVD #301272 available separately) and "Handel's Last Chance" (DVD #301271 available separately) and a 2 part Hallelujah Chorus for students to sing! Level 4: 73 Pg Book with Repros & CD Grade 3-5
List Price: $25.00
Price: $25.00
 

Level 5 Listening Resource Kit (CD & Guide)
Product ID: 343419
Level 5 Listening Resource Kit (CD & Guide)

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This comprehensive Level 5 Listening Resource Kit includes a CD recording of all the selections along with innovative classroom activities to develop students listening skills. Reproducible pages include biographies on major composers and a listening log. Activities, rhythm instrument playalongs, and Listening Maps are included for many selections. Level 5: Includes 26 selections from Vivaldi, Beethoven, Grieg, Mozart, Scott Joplin, Schubert, MacDowell and Tchaikovsky. There are a variety of really interesting examples from Medieval and Renaissance music including music by Josquin du Pres. This kit includes notes, worksheet and listening examples from the composers featured on the videos "Rossini's Ghost" (DVD #301273 available separately) and "Bizet's Dream" (DVD #301270 available separately). Level 5: 73 Pg Book with Repros & CD Grade 4-6
List Price: $25.00
Price: $25.00
 

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