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Top 40 Classical Fun Facts


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Top 40 Classical Fun Facts
By Elaine Schmidt and Tom Anderson
Book and enhanced CD
79 pages
Grades 5 - 8

Experience music history through sequential articles, dramatizations, active listening, interviews, puzzles and more. Look into the lives of famous composers from the Middle Ages through the Twentieth Century. Discover their music, the different styles, types of compositions, instrument tone colors, and music facts through the listening activities, mock interviews,  puzzles and other activities.The enclosed enhanced CD has orchestral recordings and PDFs of all the activities for printing or projection.

The History of Music
Baroque Era
Bach Interview
Hallelujah Handel
Do the Math
Classical Era
Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik -  rhythm arrangement for woods, metals and skins
Romantic Era
Instrument Match-Up
Early Music
Music Word Match-Up
Chamber Music
Strauss Waltzes
On the Beautiful Danube
Note Spelling #1
Music Word Search
True or False
Instrument Matching
Composer Crossword
Fun Definitions
Program Music
Your Picture for an Exhibition
Music in History Timeline
Map the Composers
Famous Faces
Facts Versus Opinions
The Twentieth Century
Everyday Sounds as Music
Note Spelling #2
Critical Thinking
Drop the Needle
Putting It All Together (Part 1 and Part 2)

CD contents:
1. Little Fugue
2. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
3. Ode to Joy (from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9)
4. The Hut on Fowl's Legs (from Pictures at an Exhibition)
5. What Instrument Do You Hear?
6. Kyrie
7. Singing and Dancing
8. Instrumental Suite
9. Queen of the Night (from The Magic Flute)
10. On the Beautiful Danube
11. Elves' Dance
12. Instrument Matching
13. Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun 


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I ended up returning this item. My students would have hated it.
Diane B on Nov 26, 2012
I went to a JW Pepper summer preview and they showed sample pages. It looks like an excellent resource for my 5th graders.
Barbara M on Jul 30, 2012



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