A Child's Introduction to the Orchestra

By Levine, Robert
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Eye-catching illustrations, interesting text, and delightful musical selections which can be downloaded for free lead children on an exciting, educational tour through the instruments and music of the orchestra. The book has stories of famous composers from Bach to Stravinsky, an explanation of
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Eye-catching illustrations, interesting text, and delightful musical selections which can be downloaded for free lead children on an exciting, educational tour through the instruments and music of the orchestra. The book has stories of famous composers from Bach to Stravinsky, an explanation of different musical styles from Baroque to Modern, and an introduction to each instrument of the orchestra from cello to timpani.
Along the way, children can listen to actual musical examples of what they are learning with tips from Orchestra Bob on what to listen for. Each selection is a famous piece of music that features the instrument or the composer on the page. Also included is a removable poster showing instruments and their locations within the orchestra.

Downloadable Audio Tracks (excerpts of each piece):
01. Ride of the Valkyries (Wagner)
02. The 4 Seasons (Vivaldi)
03. Well-Tempered Clavier (Bach)
04. Symphony No.101 or The Clock (Haydn)
05. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
06. 5th Symphony (Beethoven)
07. 9th Symphony (Beethoven)
08. Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky)
09. Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Brahms)
10. Symphony No. 4 (Mahler)
11. Arabesque No. 1 (Debussy)
12. Rite of Spring (Stravinsky)
13. Symphony No. 4, 3rd Movement (Tchaikovsky)
14. Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major (Franck)
15. Concerto for Viola & Orchestra (Bartok)
16. William Tell Overture (Rossini)
17. Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saens)
18. Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Gluck)
19. Suite No. 2 for Flute/ Strings/ & Basso Continuo (Bach)
20. Symphony No. 4, 3rd Movement Flute (Tchaikovsky)
21. Sinfonia in G Major for Two Oboes (Albinoni)
22. Concerto for Clarinet & Orchestra (Mozart)
23. Bolero (Ravel)
24. Sorcerer's Apprentice (Dukas)
25. Mother Goose Suite (Ravel)
26. Concerto for Trumpet in Eb (Haydn)
27. Horn Concerto No. 1 (Mozart)
28. Symphony No. 3 (Mahler)
29. Pictures at an Exhibition: Bydlo (Mussorgsky)
30. Carmen Suite (Shchedrin)
31. Symphony No. 7 (Mahler)
32. Symphony No. 4 (Tchaikovsky)
33. Peer Gynt (Grieg)
34. The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky)
35. Toccata & Fugue in D Minor (Bach)
36. Sonata No. 8 "Pathetique"  (Beethoven)
37. Concerto Champetre (Poulenc)

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