Listening Resource Kit 3

Themes & Variations

SKU: 772

You’ve loved the Complete Recorder Resource Kit! Here is a kit that will be your complete resource for music listening. Each kit comes with an audio recording of all the selections, featuring recordings from the CBC radio library. The audios include artists like Glenn Gould, The Canadian Brass, The Toronto Children’s Chorus, and Tafelmusik. Classroom activities to develop your students' listening skills include many unique and innovative ideas and activities. 

Have your students become involved in the listening by playing rhythm instruments along with the music. Rhythm instrument play alongs are given for many selections as full scores and as simple playalong flashcards. Cup games teach students about form and provide excellent practice keeping a beat. Scripts for daily intercom listening are featured - make music listening to a part of your school day. Reproducible pages include biographies and worksheets on major composers, instrument families, and a listening log. Movement activities use scarves, balloons, flashlights, paper plates, and ribbons. Listening Maps are included for many selections.

Try a new way to develop silent listening skills! STILL stands for Silent Time for Individual Listening Logs. Your students develop tremendous listening skills while listening to “mystery” pieces. Internet references are included so you and your students can easily locate additional resources and information. This is a unique and valuable resource!

Level 3: Includes 30 selections from Mozart, Schumann, Handel, Beethoven Purcell, Strauss, Fucik, and Kodaly. Includes notes, worksheet, and listening examples from the composer featured on the videos ‘Strauss - King of 3/4 Time’ and ‘Beethoven Lives Upstairs.’

Resource Index

  • Introduction
  • Audio contents - listening selections
  • Categorized lists of listening selections
  • Guidelines for Introducing Listening Selections
  • STILL - Silent Time for Individual Listening Logs
  • Response Journal
  • Dynamics - Is it soft or loud?
  • Tempo - Is it fast or slow?
  • Articulation - Is it separated or smooth?
  • Melodic Contour - Which way do the notes go?
  • The Woodwind Family
  • The Brass Family
  • The Percussion Family
  • The String Family
  • Conductor of the Day - conducting patterns
  • Beat Chart
  • Form Pattern Cutouts
  • Classroom Activities - How to Use this Kit
  • “Entry of the Gladiators”, Julius Fucik
  • Rhythm Instruments play along & Cup Game
  • “Viennese Musical Clock”, Zoltán Kodaly
  • Listening Map & Rhythm Instrument play along
  • “Andantino-Allegro”, Mozart
  • Rhythm Instrument play along
  • “Larghetto”, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Rhythm Instrument play along
  • “Entry March of the Boyers”, Johan Halvorsen
  • Listening Map & Dynamics Worksheet
  • “Hobgoblin”, Robert Schumann
  • Robert Schumann - biography worksheet
  • “Tendre”, Albéric Magnard
  • “Léger”, Albéric Magnard
  • Johann Sebastian Bach- biography worksheet
  • “Musette”, Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Rhythm Instrument Playalong
  • George Frederic Handel - biography worksheet
  • “Bourrée”, George Frederic Handel
  • “The Nutcracker” story
  • “Overture” from The Nutcracker
  • Rhythm Instrument play along
  • Peter Illich Tchaikovsky - biography worksheet
  • “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker
  • “Turkish March”, Beethoven
  • Rhythm Instrument play along
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - biography worksheet
  • Beethoven Lives Upstairs video worksheet
  • “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9, Beethoven
  • “Moonlight Sonata”, Beethoven
  • “Favorite Rag”, Scott Joplin
  • Cup Game
  • “Intrada”, Johann Pezol
  • “Sarabande”, Johann Pezol
  • Johann Strauss Jr - biography worksheet
  • “Emporer Waltz”, Johann Strauss Jr.
  • “Roses from the South”, Johann Strauss Jr.
  • “Air”, Henry Purcell
  • Rhythm Instrument play along
  • “Theme” from Variations on ‘Ah vous dirai-je, maman’", Mozart
  • “Variation 1, 2, 9 and 12” from Variations on ‘Ah vous dirai-je, maman’", Mozart
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - biography worksheet
  • "La jongleuse", Moritz Moszkowski
  • “Calata”, anonymous
  • “Contradance”, Mozart
  • “Andante Spirituoso” from The Enchanted Forest, Francesco Geminiani
  • How to introduce an intercom listening program
  • Intercom Listening Scripts 1-30


Intended Grade

Grade 3

Materials Included

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Audio: Entry of the Gladiators
Audio: Viennese
Audio: Moonlight
Audio: Flowers
Book: Listening Kit 3
Book: Dynamics Chart