Listening Resource Kit 2

Themes & Variations

SKU: 771

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!

Resource Index

  • Introduction
  • Table of Contents
  • Categorized lists of listening selections
  • Guidelines for Introducing Listening
  • 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
  • Listening Log
  • Cue Card Listening
  • Composer of the Month
  • Classroom Activities - How to Use this Kit
  • Sounds around us
  • What keeps a beat?
  • “Gigue”, Handel
  • “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
  • “Autumn”, Vivaldi
  • “La Bassa Castiglia”, Gulielmus
  • Antonio Vivaldi - biography
  • “Fossils”, Saint-Saëns
  • “Fossils” Listening Map
  • “Fireworks”, Debussy
  • “Fig Leaf Rag”, Scott Joplin
  • Rhythm Instrument Playalong - Fig Leaf Rag
  • “Sleighride”, Mozart
  • “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
  • “Kangaroos”, Saint-Saëns
  • “Aquarium”, Saint-Saëns
  • “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”

Intended Grade

Grade 2

Materials Included

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Audio: Galliard Battaglia
Audio: Fireworks
Audio: Horseman
Audio: Sleighride
Book: Listening Kit 2