From Folk Songs to Masterworks Art Music Listening Lessons for Grades K-6 By Ann Eisen with Lamar Roberton Spiral-bound Book and set of 4 CDs 285 pages For grades K-6 Only the best is good enough for children. This means that we use only the best folk songs and the best art music. Pedagogically, the system of presenting masterworks in this volume takes its impetus from folk songs and games that the students love to sing and play. It builds on the skills they have acquired and mastered during the reinforcement or practice of a particular element. Hopefully, we expect that the children we teach will come to love the art music as much as they love the songs and games.From Folk Songs to Masterworks is a new book that is divided into sections by grade, although most of the lesson fragments can be used interchangeably among all grades. 77 art music examples and lessons are included. The art music examples come from a variety of composers including Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Debussy, Copland, Bartok and others. Background information is given for each musical example as well as abbreviated examples of music scores included for the teacher's benefit. Each lesson has an art music selection, music element focus, background information, abbreviated art music score and music lesson fragment (folk song score and teaching procedure). If a singing game is used, the game directions are included.CD recordings (4-disc set) of the art music are incorporated for classroom use.
Contents:Chapter 1. Kindergarten Rinsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan ("Flight of the Bumblebee") Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor ("Moonlight") Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, II. Op. 95 (from the New World) Williams: Aristophanic Suite ("The Wasps") Debussy: Suite bergamasque, III. Clair de Lune Copland: Circus Music, IIIb. The Red Pony Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition V. Dance of the Unhatched Chicks
Chapter 2. Grade 1 Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March, No. 1 Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G Major, II. Andante ("The Surprise") Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, II. Allegretto
Chapter 3. Grade 2 Kabalevsky: A Short Story, Op. 27, Book 1, No. 13 Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals, IX. Cuckoo Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite, No. 1, IV. Carillon Spohr: Wiegenlied (in drei Tonen)
Chapter 4. Grade 3 Schumann: Album for the Young, No. 12 ("Knecht Ruprecht") Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G Major, II. Andante (Variation 3) ("The Surprise") Scarlatti: Sonata in D Minor Bach: Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook ("Musette") Kabalevsky: Comedians' Galop, Op. 26 Liszt: Les Preludes, Theme B Handel: Water Music: Suite No. 2 in D Major, No. 2 ("The Hornpipe") Siegmeister: Western Suite, V. Riding Home
Chapter 5. Grade 4 Bartok: For Children, Vol. 2, No. 40 ("Swine-Herd's Dance") Bartok: The First Term at the Piano, Eighteen Eementary Pieces, No. 17 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, I. Promenade Bach: Fugue in G Minor ("The Little") MacDowell: To a Wild Rose, Op. 51 Schumann, Wm.: New England Triptych, III. Chester Bartok: Sx Pieces in Five Finger Position, Piano Piece No. 6 Mozart: Variations on "Ah! Vous dirai-je Maman" Bartok: For Children ("Play") Pachelbel: Canon in D
Chapter 6. Grade 5 18 selections by Tchaikovsky, Bartok, Mozart, Dvorak, Bach, Schumann, Kabalevsky, Brahms and Chopin
Chapter 7. Grade 6 27 selections by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Tansman, Prokofiev, Bach, Brahms, Bartok, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn and HandelAppendicesAppendix A: List of Songs Used in this BookAppendix B: Glossary of TermsAppendix C: Art Music IndexAppendix D: Index of CD Recordings by Composer and SelectionAppendix E: Index of CD Recordings by Disc