Amazing Music Series Vol. 2: Pictures In Music

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Amazing Music Vol. 2: Pictures in Music
Andrew Litton and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
DVD
Approx. 27 min.
For ages preK - 10 years old

One of a series of DVDs featuring the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Andrew Litton, in special young people's concerts. Pictures in Music examines the pictorial and descriptive abilities of music. Selections range from the Jaws theme to classical pieces. Watch the Keystone Cops set to music, see student conductors in one section, and view pictures drawn by students in response to some of the selections.  

Includes excerpts from the following:
Thunder & Lightning Polka (Johann Strauss Jr.), Can-Can from La Boutique Fantastique (Rossini/ Respighi), Theme from Jaws (John Williams; with footage of sharks), Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saens; with footage of fish swimming in a large aquarium), Flight of the Bumblebee (Rimsky-Korsakov), Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks from Pictures at an Exhibition (Moussorgsky/ Ravel), Elephants from Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saens), On the Trail from Grand Canyon Suite.

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I've been showing the puppet show series to my K, 1 and 2 kids and I need an update (to DVD) and I'm wondering if there is something better out there. Is this appropriate for the younger kids? Will they be engaged for 30 minutes?
Terena M on Apr 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is definitely appropriate for younger kids, but it's hard for me to say how well it will hold their attention. I can say that it's a very well made series; it's filled with great music, musicians, and information.

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