Playing With The Classics
From Alfred Music Publishingby Peggy D. Bennett
Music Masterworks For Children
Peggy D. Bennett presents her classroom-tested creative ideas for movement, stories, and listening activities as she delights preschool through primary-age children with orchestral favorites.
Designed to be used by experienced music teachers and novices alike, the simple, charming, and playful lessons give children a chance to sing, move, and act while they listen to the music of great composers.
Volume 1 contains a CD with 30 tracks, including selections from Gershwin's An American In Paris, Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Bizet's Carmen, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, Haydn's Surprise Symphony, and many more.
Volume 2 includes a Listening List which recommends 15 tracks, all of which can be downloaded from online sites such as iTunes, Amazon, or GoogleMusic as needed (CD is not included). The musical selections include Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra, Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Stravinsky's The Firebird, Gershwin's "Summertime" from Porgy And Bess, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Vivaldi's "Winter" from The Four Seasons, and many more.