Can You Hear It?
Book & CD from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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"I Spy" for little ears, as well as eyes! A series of "riddles" prompt children to listen carefully as 13 evocative compositions (or excerpts) paint a picture for their ears with the voices of the instruments.
"Can you hear the first skater out on the ice, showing off in big loops and figure eights?" 13 classic fine art works illustrate the themes of the music — the frenetic Flight of A Bumblebee for example, or the crowds rushing by in An American in Paris.
A superb introduction to orchestral voices and their instruments for children! Includes ideas for sharing with children, summary of orchestral instruments, and facts about music and art. Hardcover, 40 pages; CD has 13 selections performed by world-class orchestras. Ages 4+.
Tracks: The Flight of the Bumblebee; The Four Seasons - Winter; An American in Paris (excerpt); The Carnival of the Animals - The Aquarium; Romeo and Juliet - Dance of the Knights (excerpt); The Nutcracker - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy; The Four Seasons - Spring (Allegro); The Carnival of the Animals - Fossils; Comic Duet for Two Cats; The Carnival of the Animals - The Elephant; Billy the Kid - Gun Battle; The Four Seasons - Summer (Presto); The Carnival of the Animals - Finale.
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