Music Appreciation and History Lapbook and Notebook

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Music Appreciation and History Lapbook and Notebook

We will begin the Music Appreciation and History Lapbook and Notebook that will be used though all grades. We will be using the following curriculum:

BOOK: Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and what the neighbors thought) by Kathleen Krull
BOOK: The Usborne Famous Composers Reference Book by Anthony Marks
BOOK: 1000 Makers of the Millennium by DK

The Music Appreciation and History Lapbook and Notebook will follow this outline:

  • Introduction to Orchestra
  • Periods of Music
  • Keyboard Vocabulary
  • Composers Collection
  • Pieces with a Purpose
  • Composers Timeline
  • Music Appreciation
  • Composer Reports
  • Instrument Word Scrambles
  • Music Bingo Cards

The Music Appreciation and History Lapbook and Notebook will cover the following composers and musicians:

Guido of Arezzo

Des Prez

Palestrina

Monteverdi

Vivaldi

READ ALOUD: I, Vivaldi by Janice Shefelman and Tom Shefelman
READ ALOUD: The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day: Press the note to hear Vivaldi’s music by Jessica Courtney-Tickle
READ ALOUD: Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra by Stephen Costanza
READ ALOUD: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Anna Harwell Celenza

Couperin

Johann Sebastian Bach x2

READ ALOUD: Bach (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers Series) by Mike Venezia
READ ALOUD: Sebastian Bach, The Boy from Thuringia (Great Musicians Series) by Opal Wheeler
MOVIE: Fantasia by Disney

 

George Handel x2

READ ALOUD: Handel (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers Series) by Mike Venezia
READ ALOUD: Handel at the Court of Kings (Great Musicians Series) by Opal Wheeler

Haydn

READ ALOUD: Joseph Haydn, The Merry Little Peasant (Great Musicians Series) by Opal Wheeler

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart x2

READ ALOUD: Mozart (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers Series) by Mike Venezia
READ ALOUD: Mozart, The Wonder Boy (Great Musicians Series) by Opal Wheeler

Ludwig Van Beethoven x2

READ ALOUD: Beethoven (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers Series) by Mike Venezia
READ ALOUD: Ludwig Beethoven and the Chiming Tower Bells (Great Musicians Series) by Opal Wheeler

Schubert

READ ALOUD: Franz Schubert and His Merry Friends (Great Musicians Series) by Opal Wheeler

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy


Schumann

READ ALOUD: Robert Schumann and Mascot Ziff (Great Musicians Series) by Opal Wheeler

Frederic Chopin x2

READ ALOUD: Chopin (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers Series) by Mike Venezia
READ ALOUD: Frederic Chopin, Son of Poland, Early Years (Great Musicians Series) by Opal Wheeler
READ ALOUD: Frederick Chopin, Son of Poland, The Later Years (Great Musicians Series) by Opal Wheeler

    • Verdi
    • Liszt
    • Wagner

READ ALOUD: Adventures of Richard Wagner (Great Musicians Series) by Opal Wheeler

    • Gounod
    • Strauss II
    • Cui
    • Smetana
    • Mussorgsky
    • Borodin
    • Grieg
    • Peter Tchaikovsky x2

READ ALOUD: Tchaikovsky (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers Series) by Mike Venezia
READ ALOUD: Peter Tchaikovsky and the Nutcracker Ballet (Great Musicians Series) by Opal Wheeler
READ ALOUD: The Story of Peter Tchaikovsky (Great Musicians Series) by Opal Wheeler

    • Johannes Brahms x2

READ ALOUD: Brahms (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers Series) by Mike Venezia
READ ALOUD: The Young Brahms (Great Musicians Series) by Opal Wheeler

    • John Philip Sousa x2

READ ALOUD: John Philip Sousa (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers Series) by Mike Venezia

READ ALOUD: Stravinsky (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers Series) by Mike Venezia

READ ALOUD: George Gershwin (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers Series) by Mike Venezia

READ ALOUD: Duke Ellington (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers Series) by Mike Venezia

    • Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990); American

READ ALOUD: Copland (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers Series) by Mike Venezia

READ ALOUD: Leonard Bernstein (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers Series) by Mike Venezia

 

We will be reading the following supplemental books:

READ ALOUD: Music of the Great Composers by Patrick Kavanaugh

READ ALOUD: Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers by Patrick Kavanaugh

READ ALOUD: The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence by Jane Stuart Smith

READ ALOUD: The Story of the Orchestra by Robert Levine, Meredith Hamilton, and Robert T. Levine

READ ALOUD: Bravo! Brava! A Night at the Opera: Behind the Scenes with Composers, Cast, and Crew by Anne Siberell

READ ALOUD: The Beatles (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers Series) by Mike Venezia

READ ALOUD: Stephen Foster and His Little Dog Tray (Great Musicians Series) by Opal Wheeler

READ ALOUD: Edward MacDowell and His Cabin in the Pines (Great Musicians Series) by Opal Wheeler

READ ALOUD: Paganini, Master of Strings (Great Musicians Series) by Opal Wheeler

We will be listening to musical compositions from the composers and musicians using iTunes.

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