Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 (Hardcover)
But the best part is that every critical idea is illustrated in gorgeous sound. The sound panel allows readers to hear the different parts of the symphony and voices of the music—the famous beginning of the Fifth, what a clarinet sounds like, the difference between a violin and a viola, what a melody is, and what harmony is. Kids will want to match their voices to the A note that tunes the orchestra, dance to the rhythmic passages—and, of course, sing along to da-da-da-daah!
About the Author
Carolyn Sloan is a music educator at the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, New York, and the author of Finding Your Voice: A Practical and Spiritual Approach to Singing and Living. A songwriter and musician, she has been writing music for theater, television, and children for the past 20 years. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
"Welcome to the Symphony [lives] up to the publisher's promise that children will enjoy it . . . it passed the 4-year-old test with flying colors." — The Washington Post
–Gerard Schwarz, music director, The All-Star Orchestra and music director laureate, Seattle Symphony
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–Terry Kinney, director, actor, and co-founder of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
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–Orin O’Brien, double bassist, The New York Philharmonic
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–Dorothy Lawson, artistic director, Ethel String Quartet
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