Accent on Composers By Jay AlthouseÂ and Judith O'Reilly Reproducible Book and Enhanced CDÂ 120 pages Grades 4 and upThe music and lives of 22 great composers, with listening CD, review/tests, and supplemental materials. 100% reproducible.Â Then Enhanced CD has PDFs of the book materials as well as listening examples.Â For each composer, students will study the life of the composer, then listen to a well-known and representative musical work by the composer. There are 3 sections for each composer:Biography - includes a portrait, interesting composer "factoids", a chart listing the types of music the composer wrote, a time line listing world events during the composer's lifetime, and more.Â Listening ExampleÂ - information about a well-known work plus a second-by-second guide to assist students as they listen to the included CD. The CD features recordings in a variety of styles from solo piano to orchestral to opera.ReviewÂ - a student assessment featuring 10 multiple choices or true/false questions plus one fill-in-the-blank bonus question. Also contains supplementary materials.
CONTENTS: Composers: Hildegard von Bingen, Antonio Vivaldi, George Frederic Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Felix Mendelssohn, Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi, Johannes Brahms, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Antonin Dvorak, John Philip Sousa, Edward Elgar, Claude Debussy, Scott Joplin, Charles Ives, Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland. Â Â
Supplementary Materials: - Composer Timeline - Map of Europe (and the musical capitals) - Glossary of Music Terms - The Eras of Music (background info on 6 eras of music - Medieval to 20th Century - featuring the development of musical styles, forms, notation,Â and instruments as well as a listing of other composers not listed in this bookÂ and famous world figures who lived during each era) - Who Am I (additional student assessment pages - students are given an important fact about each composerÂ and the student fills in the blank with the name) - Review Answer Key - One True Thing (additional student assessment pages where students write the one fact that they think is worth knowing about each composer)
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