The Story of the Orchestra: Listen While You Learn 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 (and parents, too!) 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 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.
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Review: The Story of the Orchestra: Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!User Review - Margie - Goodreads
A great way to be introduced to the instruments of the orchestra, not all, but most. The story/descriptions about composers and musical history as well as the instruments themselves are basic but ... Read full review
Review: The Story of the Orchestra: Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!User Review - Linda - Goodreads
Subtitle: Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music! This really fine book would make a great learning tool for families homeschooling and for ... Read full review