Active Listening Lessons: The Nutcracker Suite
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Active Listening Lessons: The Nutcracker Suite

Hands-On Activities for Exploring Tchaikovsky's Ballet

By David Bretzius

Book and Enhanced CD

Grades 2-6

Here, David Bretius presents seven, detailed lesson plans based on Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite. udents will listen and perform along with the professionally-recorded orchestral CD. Each individual layer of the ensemble will learn and practice their part through rhythmic chanting and body percussion before transferring to classroom instruments. The step-by-step instructions build to a culminating Orff performance for each movement.

Student scores are included on the enhanced CD for printing and projection. ctivities use body percussion, unpitched percussion, lummi sticks, recorders, o Orff instruments to expore such concepts as meter, ostinato, form, or note values.      


  • Russian Dance
  • Waltz of the Flowers
  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  • March
  • Arabian Dance
  • Dance of the Reed Flutes
  • Chinese Dance


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AuthorBretzius, David
Barcode ISBN147061717X
PublisherAlfred Music


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