Level 2: (Gr. 2) Includes 33 selections from Carnival of the Animals, Nutcracker, Four Seasons, Bach, Schubert, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Handel, Rosenmuller, Schumann and Debussy. Includes notes, worksheet and listening examples from the composer featured on the video ‘Bach’s Fight for Freedom.’
Here is a kit that will be your complete resource for music listening. Each kit comes with recordings of all the selections, featuring recordings from the CBC radio library. The repertoire includes 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 playalongs 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 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!
Table of Contents
Categorized lists of listening selections
Guidelines for Introducing Listening Selections
STILL - Silent Time for Individual Listening Logs
Dynamics - Is it soft or loud?
Tempo - Is it fast or slow?
Articulation - Is it separated or smooth?
Which way do the notes go?
The Woodwind Family
The Brass Family
The Percussion Family
The String Family
Conductor of the Day - conducting patterns
Chart of Listening Examples We Have Heard
Cue Card Listening
Composer of the Month
Classroom Activities - How to Use this Kit
Sounds around us
What keeps a beat?
“Grave”, Johann Rosenmuller
George Frederic Handel - Biography
“Galliard Battaglia”, Samuel Scheidt
“Personages with Long Ears”, Saint-Saëns
“Wild Horseman”, Schumann
“Hungarian Dance”, Brahms
Robert Schumann - biography
Johannes Brahms - biography
“La Bassa Castiglia”, Gulielmus
Antonio Vivaldi - biography
“Fossils” Listening Map
“Fig Leaf Rag”, Scott Joplin
Rhythm Instrument Playalong - Fig Leaf Rag
“Sleighride” Listening Map
“The Nutcracker Story”
“Overture” to The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky
“Dance of the Mirlitons”, Tchaikovsky
“Dance of the Mirlitons” Listening Map
Johann Sebastian Bach - biography
“Allegro Assai”, Bach
“Goldberg Variations”, Bach
“Minuet in G”, Bach
“Scherzo”, André Caplet
“Claire de la lune”, Debussy
“Rondo”, Charles-Louis Mion
“Rondo” Listening Map
“Hornpipe”, George Frederic Handel
“Spring”, Antonio Vivaldi
“Spring” Listening Map
“Summer”, Antonio Vivaldi
“Overture”, George Frederic Handel
Edvard Grieg - biography
“Butterfly”, Edvard Grieg
“Contradance I”, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rhythm Instrument Playalong - “Contradance I”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozar - biography
“The Bluebird”, Tchaikovsky
“XI Pantomime”, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozar
Rhythm Instrument Playalong - “Pantomime”
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