Amazing Water: An Introduction to Classical Music

By Gerhard, Ana
Item No. 864048
UPC Code 9782924217696
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Containing 20 selections of classical music inspired by a variety of water sources, the works of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Debussy, and others are introduced to children by demonstrating how water has inspired the composers. Each excerpt has informative notes, a call out of something to listen for in the
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Containing 20 selections of classical music inspired by a variety of water sources, the works of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Debussy, and others are introduced to children by demonstrating how water has inspired the composers. Each excerpt has informative notes, a call out of something to listen for in the piece, and striking illustrations.

Short composer biographies, musical terms glossary, a timeline of composers and periods, and a listening CD are included. Beautifully illustrated, this book is an excellent introduction to classical music for any age!

Contents:

  • Amazing Water
  • The Moldau - My Homeland (Smetana)
  • Scene by the Brook - the Second movement of Symphony No. 6, Pastoral Symphony (Beethoven)
  • Christ Our Lord Came to the Jordan, Aria - Cantata BWV7 (Bach)
  • Alla Hornpipe - Water Music (Handel)
  • Barcarolle - The Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach)
  • Gondolier's Song - Years of Pilgrimage (Liszt)
  • Agitated by Two Winds - Griselda (Vivaldi)
  • Scheherazade - The Ship Breaks Against the Cliff (Rimsky-Korsakov)
  • And the Winds Joined Battle - Jonas (Carissimi)
  • Sea Nocturne (...For the End of Time) - Vox Balaenae (Crumb)
  • Play of the Waves - The Sea (Debussy)
  • On Sunday Morning - Four Sea Interludes from the opera Peter Grimes (Britten)
  • Setting Out to Fish - Nets (Revueltas)
  • The Trout - Quintet for piano and strings D667 (Schubert)
  • Water Games - Jeux d'eau (Ravel)
  • Water Clock - Clepsidra (Lavista)
  • The Drop of Water - Etude in B minor (Sor)
  • Rain Tree - For percussion trio (Takemitsu)
  • Gardens in the Rain - Estampes (Debussy)
  • The Storm - the Fourth movement of Symphony No. 6, Pastoral Symphony (Beethoven)
  • Listening Guide
  • The Composers
  • Glossary of Musical Terms
  • Timeline of composers and periods
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