Monday 27 July 2015

Joseph Haydn {Composer Study - Poppins Book Nook}

This months theme for the Poppins Book Nook is Composer Study. There are so many wonderful resources available today to make studying the composers a pleasure and and an adventure.  Great Musicians Series from Zeezok Publishing is one of my all time favourite living history resources for introducing famous musicians to my students.

This books are 9 x 7 inches in size and have beautiful line drawings throughout.  They are biographical stories about composers. They share a little background about what's happening in the composers life and then insert the piano music for the piece of music being discussed along with a reference to the companion CD.

We use the companion CD's and it's Nathaniel's job to play the correct track at the moment the piece is introduced. The stories are well written and twaddle free.

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We've enjoyed getting back into Composer Study here and would like to encourage you to explore this wonderful genre of music.

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  1. I love how your book talks about Joseph's childhood! It makes it so much more real for kids. We also talked about a violinist this month!

  2. I haven't seen these. I'd love to check out this one and other composers.


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