Listening Resource Kit 4

Themes and Variations

SKU: 773

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 a CD recording of all the selections, featuring recordings from the CBC radio library. The CDs 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 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 4: (Gr. 4) Includes 24 selections from Handel, Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Liszt, Early music, Scott Joplin and Fucik. Level 4 includes some of the themes that are learned as part of the Complete Recorder Resource Kit, and includes 3 recorder selections so that students beginning recorder know what a beautiful instrument it is. Includes notes, worksheet and listening examples from the composer featured on the videos ‘Liszt’s Rhapsody’ and ‘Handel’s Last Chance’ and a 2 part Hallelujah Chorus for your students to sing!

Materials Included

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

In the CD product:
- Audio MP3

To get your download edition, add this product to your cart. After you go through the checkout process, a download link will appear. You will also receive an email with a link to your download. If you purchased a printed book with CD you will also receive a download version of the book and the CD. This is to ensure that users without disk drives will still be able to use the disk's contents. When you order a print book/CD you will also receive a download edition at no extra charge. You can use the download materials as reference right away, and will receive the print book/CD in a few days.

Table of Contents:

- Introduction
- Table of Contents
- CD contents - listening selections
- Categorized lists of listening selections
- Guidelines for Introducing Listening Selections
- STILL - Silent Time for Individual Listening Logs
- Charts for Bulletin Board
- Listening Log
- The Woodwind Family - Who am I?
- The Brass Family - Who am I
- The Percussion Family - Who am I?
- The String Family - Who am I
- The Orchestra and Choir
- Middle Ages and Renaissance Music
- Baroque Period
- Classical Period
- Romantic Period
- Modern Music
- Composer of the Month
- Classroom Activities
- “The Stars and Stripes”, John Phillip Sousa
- Cup Game - “Stars and Stripes”
- “Galliard Battaglia”, Samuel Scheidt
- “Fig Leaf Rag”, Scott Joplin
- Rhythm Instrument Playalong - “Figleaf Rag”
- Cup Game - “Figleaf Rag”
- “Concerto in Bb”, George Frederic Handel
- “Prelude to the Alchymist”, Handel
- George Frederic Handel biography
- Rhythm Instrument Playalong, Concerto in Bb
- Rhythm Instrument Playalong, “Prelude”
- “Witches Dance”, Edward MacDowell

- “Menuetto-trio”, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, biography
- “Agitat.”, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Rhythm Instrument Playalong, “Agitat.”
- “Hallelujah Chorus”, George Frederic Handel
- “Hallelujah Chorus”, listening map
- “Hallelujah Chorus”, 2 part vocal
- “Trepak, from The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky
- Rhythm Instrument Playalong, “Trepak”
- “Rondeau”, Charles-Louis Mion
- “Gigue and Variations”
- “Canarie”, Jean-Baptiste Quinault
- “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring”
- Recorder theme to play, “Jesu Joy”
- Johann Sebastian Bach, biography
- “Se non fusse la speranza”, Marchetto Cara
- “Morning”, Edvard Grieg
- “Morning”, recorder them to play
- Edvard Grieg, biography
- “Ode to Joy”, Ludwig van Beethoven
- Ludwig van Beethoven, biography
- “Hungarian Rhapsody #2 in D minor”, Liszt
- “Allegro Animato”, Franz Liszt
- Franz Liszt, biography
- “Contradance IV”, Mozart
- “Giloxia”, Domenico
- Intercom Listening Scripts 1-22
- Concert Manners worksheet
- Assessment rubrics
- Glossary


Audio: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Audio: Contradance
Audio: Fig Leaf Rag
Audio: Trepak
Book: Listening Kit 4