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August 28th

Cool Prizes and Rewards!

Stanton’s has all kinds of small gift items for prizes and rewards.  We have music-themed wooden pencils for 40… read more

August 26th

What (Music) Should I Do with My Jazz Band?

by Ken Tilger, Band Education Specialist – Do you have a jazz band that you enjoy directing, but just aren’t sure… read more

August 29th

Urban Scrawl

Urban Scrawl is a 2-day festival that takes place in late August each year that features the live creation of murals… read more

August 28th

Alum Creek Elementary music room

This fourth grader made up an awesome (solfege) music joke: What do you do when you want your music teacher to call… read more

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Top 40 Classical Fun Facts
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Title: Top 40 Classical Fun Facts


Voicing/Format: book
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corp
Composer: Schmidt/Anderson
Catalog #: 09970588
Description: Bk/Cd Price: $29.99

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Why do people always standwhen they hear Handel's Hallelujah Chorus? Did you know that Bach's music was forgotten by the public for many years before being rediscovered, and that Beethoven wrote his famous Ninth Symphony after he lost his hearing? Experience classical music like never before with captivating composer stories, active listening, dramas, interviews, puzzles and a whole lot more! Drop into the lives of famous composers from the Middle Ages through the Twentieth Century. Sharpen your listening skills with the music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, Tchaikovsky and others. Act out your own fictional television interview with Bach. Decode fascinating fun facts through musical word spelling. Discover the flashy music of the Baroque era in contrast to the dignified music of the Classical era. Learn about symphonies, concertos, operas, arias, chamber music and program music. Identify tone colors of different instruments with challenging listening activities, and much more! This engaging resource for upper elementary and middle school features 40 reproducible activities and a listening CD with quality orchestral recordings - a “must” for every general music library! Get ready for some classic fun! Available: Book/CD. Suggested for grades 4-8.
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