Listening Resource Kit 1

Themes and Variations

SKU: 770

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 audio recordings of all the selections, featuring recordings from the CBC radio library. The audio includes artists and performers such as 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 playalongs are given for many selections as full scores and as simple flashcard playalongs. Cup games teach students about form and provide excellent practice keeping a beat. Scripts for daily intercom listening are featured; make music listening 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 1: (K-1) Includes listening to environmental sounds, What Keeps a Beat, Fast/Slow, Loud/Soft, High/Low, the complete Carnival of the Animals, excerpts from Peter & the Wolf, excerpts from the Nutcracker, and 14 additional selections by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, Quinault, Chopin and Grieg for movement and activities.

Intended Grades

Kindergarten - Grade 1

Materials Included

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- Printed Book
- Digital Book PDF / Audio MP3
In the download edition
- Digital Book PDF / Audio MP3

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Musical Selections List

1. Sounds around us
2. What Keeps a Beat?
3. Fast and Slow
4. Loud and Quiet
5. High and Low
From Carnival of the Animals, Camille Saint-Saëns
6. Introduction and Royal March of the Lion
7. Hens and Roosters
8. Wild Donkeys
9. Tortoises
10. The Elephant
11. Kangaroos
12. Aquarium
13. Personages with Long Ears
14. The Cuckoo in the Heart of the Woods
15. Aviary
16. Pianists
17. Fossils
18. The Swan
19. Finale
From Peter and the Wolf, Sergei Prokofiev
20. The Bird
21. The Duck
22. The Cat
23. Grandfather
24. The Wolf
25. Peter
26. Hunters
27. Hunters’ Rifles

28. Ballettmusik from Les petits riens, K. 299b, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
29. Contradance II from Five Contradances, K. 609, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
30. Ballettmusik IX from Les petits riens, K. 299b, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
31. At the Cradle from Lyric Pieces, Edvard Grieg
32. Galliard Battaglia, Samual Scheidt
33. Chinese Dance from The Nutcracker, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
34. Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy from The Nutcracker, Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky
35. II Largo, Winter from The Four Seasons, Antonio Vivaldi
36. Gigue from The Alchymist, George Frideric Handel
37. Gigue from Water Music Suite, George Frideric Handel
38. Minuet from Water Music Suite, George Frideric Handel
39. Flight of the Bumblebee, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
40. Valse Op. 64, No. 1 (Little Dog Waltz), Frédéric Chopin
41. Scaramella, Josquin des Prés
42. Marche, Jean-Baptiste Quinault
43. Rondeau, Jean-Baptiste Quinault


Audio: March of the Lions
Audio: Sounds Around Us
Book: Listening Kit 1
Book: Listening Log