Best Orchestra Books
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1. Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven's Symphony No. 5
Author: by Carolyn Sloan
Published at: Workman Publishing Company; Nov edition (October 27, 2015)
Please take your seat. The concert is about to begin! An ideal way to introduce children to the magic of musicdelightful, charming, wonderfully entertaining, beautifully illustrated. Gerard Schwarz, Music Director, the All-Star Orchestra Discover what a symphony is.Who Beethoven was.
What happens when a conductor takes the podium and faces of the orchestra. And when you should and shouldn’t clap. Here is a unique, interactive introduction to the world of classical music, presenting one of the most famous symphonies ever written, by one the most famous composers who ever lived.
With its 19-button sound panel, you’ll hear the different parts and voices of the musicthe beginning of Symphony No. 5, the melody, the harmony, the sounds made by a violin, a viola, a cello, a double bass, and more. And you can even sing along.
Note to parents: The secret to raising a child to love and appreciate classical music isn’t a secret at all. You just need to listen with your child and be a willing explorer. Talk about what you hear. Marvel at the sounds.
2. The Story Orchestra: Carnival of the Animals: Press the note to hear Saint-Saëns' music (The Story Orchestra, 5)
Author: by Katy Flint
Published at: Frances Lincoln Children's Books (October 6, 2020)
Discover the magical world of Carnival of the Animals in this musical reimagining of this celebrated suite for children push the button in each breathtaking scene to hear the vivid sound of an orchestra playing from Camille Saint-Sans’ score. One day, two brothers discover a magical animal kingdom behind their bookcase.
They are greeted by the royal lion with his shaggy mane; ask for directions from an old lonely tortoise; take a ride on some lumbering elephants; topple a skeleton of dinosaur bones; and swim among a school of shimmering fish.
If only they could take them all home… The book includes extracts from The Swan, Aquarium, Fossils, and Finale (From Disney’s Fantasia) along with a totally new story to link the pieces together. As you and your little one journey through the magical scenes, you will press the buttons to hear 10 excerpts from the suite’s music.
At the back of the book, find a short biography of the composer, Camille Saint-Sans, with details about his composition of Carnival of the Animals. Next to this, you can replay the musical excerpts and, for each of them, read a discussion of the instruments, rhythms and musical techniques that make them so powerful.
3. The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day: Press the note to hear Vivaldi's music
Author: by Jessica Courtney-Tickle
Published at: Frances Lincoln Children's Books; Ina edition (October 4, 2016)
Discover what it would be like to travel through the four seasons in one day in this musical story based on the classical masterpiece The Four Seasonspush the button in each breathtaking scene to hear the vivid sound of an orchestra playing from Vivaldi’s score.
Follow a little girl called Isabelle and her dog, Pickle, as they take on the adventure of a lifetime. As a sign of the changing seasons, Isabelle carries a little apple tree with her, and we see it bud, blossom, and lose its leaves.
As you and your little one journey through the vibrant scenes illustrated by artist Jessica Courtney-Tickle, you will press the buttons to hear 10 excerpts from The Four Seasons violin concerti. At the back of the book, find a short biography of the composer, Antonio Vivaldi, with details about his composition of The Four Seasons.
Next to this, you can replay the musical excerpts and, for each of them, read a discussion of the instruments, rhythms, and musical techniques that make them so powerful. A glossary defines musical terms. The Story Orchestra series brings classical music to life for children through gorgeously illustrated retellings of classic ballet stories paired with 10-second sound clips of orchestras playing from their musical scores.
4. Adult Piano Adventures – Classics, Book 1: Symphony Themes, Opera Gems and Classical Favorites
Author: by Nancy Faber
Published at: Faber Piano Adventures (March 1, 2016)
(Faber Piano Adventures ). Adult Piano Adventures Classics Book 1 celebrates great masterworks of Western music, including symphony themes, opera gems, and classical favorites. The melodies of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and other master composers are arranged at just the right level for adult beginners and for those who are returning to the keyboard.
Section 1 features piano arrangements with minimal hand position changes, and many selections include an optional duet part. Section 2 introduces the I, IV, and V7 chords in the key of C major, harmonizing themes such as Sibelius’s Finlandia, Schubert’s The Trout, and Mendelssohn’s Spring Song.
Section 3 presents the primary chords in the key of G major, with arrangements of Vivaldi’s Autumn (from The Four Seasons), Mozart’s theme from The Magic Flute, Lizst’s Liebestraum, and more. View Helpful Introductory Videos Here
5. Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
Author: by Susan Hood
Published at: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (May 3, 2016)
From award-winning author Susan Hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash. Ada Ros grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built on a landfill.
She dreamed of playing the violin, but with little money for anything but the bare essentials, it was never an option… Until a music teacher named Favio Chvez arrived. He wanted to give the children of Cateura something special, so he made them instruments out of materials found in the trash.
It was a crazy idea, but one that would leave Adaand her townforever changed. Now, the Recycled Orchestra plays venues around the world, spreading their message of hope and innovation.
6. Moonlight Sonata, Op. 27, No. 2 (Complete) (Alfred Masterwork Edition)
Author: by Ludwig van Beethoven
Published at: Alfred Music; 2nd ed. edition (April 1, 1986)
Edited by Willard A. Palmer, this is Beethoven’s complete Sonata, Opus 27, No.2. There are historical notes about the work and the composer, as well as illustrations, performance suggestions regarding staccato, notes by Carl Czerny, and additional footnotes within the score.
Mr. Palmer notes that “the present edition has been carefully prepared from the original autograph manuscript and the first edition …”
7. A Child's Introduction to the Orchestra (Revised and Updated): Listen to 37 Selections While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music, and the … the Music! (A Child's Introduction Series)
Author: by Robert Levine
Published at: Black Dog & Leventhal; Revised edition (September 17, 2019)
This interactive, bestselling introduction to the world of classical music – from music history and key composers to instruments and arrangements – now includes a removable poster and access to downloadable music so elementary-age children (and their parents) can listen as they learn.
A Child’s Introduction to the Orchestra is a fun and exciting musical journey. With cheery narrator Orchestra Bob as their guide, kids are encouraged to listen, learn, and enjoy as they are introduced to the most powerful works from the greatest composers throughout history.
He tells wacky stories about deaf composers and quirky musicians, and explores the inspirations behind monumental pieces. Kids will also learn about each instrument of the orchestra from the cello to the timpani, as well as different musical styles from Baroque to Modern.
Each step of the way, children can listen to musical examples of what they are learning about by downloading audio tracks from an exclusive website. Young readers will hear the sound of an actual violin as they study the instrument and enjoy the playful tune of a Mozart minuet as they read about the composer’s precocious exploits as a child.
8. Poppy and the Orchestra: With 16 musical instrument sounds!
Author: by Magali Le Huche
Published at: Walter Foster Jr; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2017)
In Poppy and the Orchestra, children will travel along with Poppy the dog as she discovers the sounds of orchestral instruments. Perfect for young music lovers and musicians! Go on a musical adventure to the symphony with Poppy, the most adorable and friendliest dog you’d ever meet!
On this adventure Poppy will meet new friends who introduce her to the sounds of orchestral instruments. With 16 buttons to push and hear, kids will love listening to the sounds of the different instruments as they follow along with the story.
Poppy and the Orchestra is filled with colorful illustrations by Magali Le Huche, and features a new sound to discover on each page, making it a book that both kids and parents will be entertained by and engaged with from one reading to the next.
Poppy and the Orchestra offers an opportunity to teach kids about classical music and the instruments of the orchestra. Now that is truly unique!
9. Ludwig Van Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas Volume 1 (Nos. 1-15)
Author: by Ludwig van Beethoven
Published at: Dover Publications; 0 edition (June 1, 1975)
The entire corpus of Beethoven’s piano sonatas is contained in this two-volume work 32 sonatas in all. Volume One contains the fifteen sonatas from Beethoven’s first period, including the popular Pathtique, Moonlight, and Pastorale sonatas. Volume Two contains the 17 sonatas from Beethoven’s second and third periods, including the Waldstein, the Appassionata, and the Hammerklavier.
The music is reproduced directly from the exemplary Universal Edition set edited by Heinrich Schenker. Combining scrupulous scholarship and profound artistic vision, Schenker achieved an edition which is universally admired by musicians and scholars. He used more autographs as sources than any previous editor of the sonatas, and he was the first to reproduce in print the visual impression of the autographs.
For this Dover edition, Schenker’s footnotes have been translated into English and his preface translated. A new introduction by Carl Schachter has also been included. Noteheads have been reproduced in a size large enough to be read easily at the keyboard.
10. Sound Innovations for String Orchestra, Bk 1: A Revolutionary Method for Beginning Musicians (Violin), Book & Online Media
Author: by Bob Phillips
Published at: Alfred Music; Ina Pap/Co edition (April 1, 2010)
Sound Innovations for String Orchestra is a revolutionary, flexible, and comprehensive method that combines time-tested educational concepts, input from thousands of teachers, and advances in modern technology. A logical sequence, clean page layouts, clear goals for each exercise, and uncomplicated explanations combined with instrument-specific MasterClass videos and varied accompaniments will foster better comprehension and improved execution of technique.
The content is organized into six short levels, providing benchmarks, assessment indicators, and intermediate goals. With SI Online, adjust the pacing and focus of your teaching any time during the semester to address differentiation and the unique needs within your classroom.
Also, access streaming audio and video content and explore the wealth of additional repertoire available online.Learn more at www.Alfred.Com/SIOnline. Book 1 is now completely free in SmartMusic!
11. The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses: Piano Solos
Author: by Koji Kondo
Published at: Alfred Music (May 1, 2015)
The traveling orchestral show The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses presents nearly 30 years of music from the incomparable Legend of Zelda video game series, performed live in four movements and with multimedia backing. For those wanting to bring that epic music to life for themselves, this folio presents the music from the show as piano solo arrangements, also including a full-color 4-page insert with artwork from the games.Titles: I.
The Ocarina of Time (Enter Ganondorf, Zelda’s Lullaby, Enter Ganondorf, Great Deku Tree, Title Theme, Hyrule Field-Day, Lost Woods, Sheik, Ganon’s Tower, Ganondorf’s Theme, Ganondorf Battle, Ganon Final Battle, and Majora’s Theme) * II. The Wind Waker (The Legendary Hero, Outset Island, Ocean Motif, Aryll’s Theme, My Grandma, Departure/Pirate Ship Theme, Aryll’s Kidnapping, Ocean, Zelda’s Awakening, Hero of the Wind, Ganondorf Battle, Staff Roll) * III.
The Twilight Princess (Title Screen, Light Spirit, Midna’s Theme, Hyrule Field, Excerpt from Title Screen, The Sages’ Theme, Final Battle with Ganondorf, Ganondorf’s Theme, Excerpt from Main Theme, Staff Roll, Zelda Theme, Zelda’s Lullaby, Excerpt from Midna’s Theme) * IV. Time of the Falling Rain (Time of the Falling Rain, Hyrule Castle, Dark World, Princess Zelda’s Rescue, Triforce Chamber, Legend of Zelda Theme, Dark World, Soldiers of Kakariko Village, Lost Ancient Ruins, Anger of Guardians, The Legend of Zelda Theme).
12. Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!
Author: by Robert Levine
Published at: Black Dog & Leventhal; Har/Com edition (October 2, 2000)
Eye-catching illustrations, engaging text and delightful musical selections on the accompanying 70-minute CD lead children ages 8 to 12 (and parents, too! On an exciting and educational tour through the instruments and music of the orchestra. Illustrated in exquisite and colorful detail with over 100 original drawings and photographs, this package is a fun and exciting musical journey for children.
The engaging text is broken into three sections: an introduction to each instrument of the orchestra from the cello to the timpani, the stories of famous composers from Bach to Stravinsky and an explanation of different musical styles from Baroque to Modern.
Each step of the way, children can listen to actual musical examples of what they are learning about. Young readers will hear the sound of an actual violin as they study the instrument and enjoy the playful tune of a Mozart minuet as they read about the composer’s precocious exploits as a child.
13. Symphonies Nos. 5, 6 and 7 in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)
Author: by Ludwig van Beethoven
Published at: Dover Publications; 1st edition (January 1, 1989)
Beethoven’s symphonies are among this greatest works in the opinion of many, the greatest orchestral compositions in the history of music. Perfect in their fusion of emotion and form, filled with drama and great beauty, they are among the best-known and best-loved works in all classical music.
This volume contains complete scores for Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op.67; Symphony No. 6 in F Major (“Pastoral”), Op.68; Symphony No.7 in A Major, Op.92. Meticulously reproduced from the authoritative Litolff edition, each score features large, clear noteheads and wide margins for ease of use in studying and following the music.
Far less expensive than comparable full-score editions, this volume belongs in the library of any music lover who wishes to study the masterly innovation and creativity Beethoven brought to the symphonic form.
14. Ludwig Van Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas Volume 2 (Nos. 16-32)
Author: by Ludwig van Beethoven
Published at: Dover Publications; Nos. 16-32 edition (June 1, 1975)
The entire corpus of Beethoven’s piano sonatas is contained in this two-volume work 32 sonatas in all. Volume One contains the fifteen sonatas from Beethoven’s first period, including the popular Pathtique, Moonlight, and Pastorale sonatas. Volume Two contains the seventeen sonatas from Beethoven’s second and third periods, including the Waldstein, the Appassionata, and the Hammerklavier.
The music is reproduced directly from the exemplary Universal-Edition set edited by Heinrich Schenker. Combining scrupulous scholarship and profound artistic vision, Schenker achieved an edition which is universally admired by musicians and scholars. He used more autographs as sources than any previous editor of the sonatas, and he was the first to reproduce in print the visual impression of the autographs.
For this Dover edition, Schenker’s footnotes have been translated into English and his preface retranslated. A new introduction by Carl Schachter has also been included. Noteheads have been reproduced in a size enough to be read easily at the keyboard.
15. My First Orchestra Book: Book & CD (Naxos My First… Series)
Author: by Genevieve Helsby
Published at: Alfred Music; Pap/Com edition (June 1, 2014)
An original, colorful, and lively approach to learning about music. Follows the huge success of My First Classical Music Book and Meet the Instruments of the Orchestra!From Naxos. Thirty-seven classical music tracks are on the included CD. Every instrument is featured, with clear audio examples.
Includes 60 beautifully illustrated pages that children will love.