Listening Resource Kit 4

Themes & 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 recordings of all the selections, featuring recordings from the CBC radio library. The recordings include artists and performers such as Glenn Gould, The Canadian Brass, The Toronto Children’s Chorus and Tafelmusik. Resources to develop your students listening skills include many unique and innovative ideas and classroom activities. Have your students become involved in the listening by playing rhythm instruments along with the music. 

Rhythm instrument playalongs for many selections are given 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 students' 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: (Grade 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!

Resource Index

  • Introduction
  • Table of Contents
  • Listening selections
  • Categorized lists of teaching tools and concepts
  • 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 - Do you know my name?
  • The Orchestra
  • Middle Ages and Renaissance Music
  • Baroque Period
  • Classical Period
  • Romantic Period
  • Modern Music
  • Composer of the Month
  • Classroom Activities
  • “The Stars and Stripes Forever”, John Phillip Sousa
  • Cup Game - “Stars and Stripes”
  • “Galliard Battaglia”, Samuel Scheidt
  • “Fig Leaf Rag”, Scott Joplin
  • Rhythm Instrument Playalong - “Fig Leaf Rag”
  • Cup Game - “Fig Leaf Rag”
  • “Concerto in Bb”, George Frideric Handel
  • Prelude to "The Alchymist”, Handel
  • George Frideric Handel, biography
  • Rhythm Instrument Playalong, Concerto in Bb
  • Rhythm Instrument Playalong, Prelude to "The Alchymist”
  • “Witches' Dance”, Edward MacDowell
  • “Menuetto-trio”, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, biography
  • “Agitaté”, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Rhythm Instrument Playalong, “Agitaté”
  • “Hallelujah Chorus”, George Frideric Handel
  • “Hallelujah Chorus”, listening guide
  • “Hallelujah Chorus”, 2-part vocal
  • “Trepak", from The Nutcracker Suite, Tchaikovsky
  • Rhythm Instrument Playalong, “Trepak”
  • “Rondeau”, Charles-Louis Mion
  • “Gigue" and "Variations I and II”, Heinrich von Biber
  • “Canarie”, Jean-Baptiste Quinault
  • “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”
  • Recorder theme to play “Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring”
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, biography
  • “Se non fusse la speranza”, Marchetto Cara
  • “Morning”, Edvard Grieg
  • Recorder theme to play “Morning”
  • Edvard Grieg, biography
  • “Ode to Joy”, Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, biography
  • “Hungarian Rhapsody #2 in D minor”, Franz Liszt
  • “Allegro Animato”, Franz Liszt
  • Franz Liszt, biography
  • “Contradance IV”, Mozart
  • “Giloxia”, Domenico
  • Implementing an Intercom Listening Program
  • Intercom Listening Scripts 1-22
  • Concert Manners worksheet
  • Concert Review worksheet
  • Assessment rubrics
  • Glossary

Intended Grade

Grade 4

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