Bach to Rock
An introduction to famous composers and their music
By Rosemary Kennedy
Music fundamentals are taught while students tour through legendary histories. Use with the DVD (item 851497) and CD (item 850412) of the same name, available separately. Contains related activities such as drawing, making cartoon frames for sequence of events, writing what pictures the music suggests, matching words with composers, fill in the blank, put the composers on the country they are from, maze, true or false, seek and find. Gives a pertinent fact or 2 about each composer representative for each period.
For grades 3 to 5 (can be adapted for lower grades).
Periods (and composers who represent that period):
Baroque (J.S. Bach & G.F. Handel)
Classical (Haydn & Mozart)
Romantic (Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, & Brahms) Nationalistic (Verdi, Wagner, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Grieg, Sibelius, Sullivan [Gilbert & Sullivan], and Elgar)
Impressionist (Debussy & Ravel)
Modern (Prokofiev & Stravinsky)
Jazz/ Blues/ & Ragtime (W.C. Handy, Joplin, & Louis Armstrong)
American (Foster, Sousa, Berlin, Gershwin, Copland and Richard Rodgers)
Mid-century (Bernstein & the Beatles).
Also contains a couple of pages on families on the orchestra, and a glossary of terms used in the book.
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