Would you like to start your school year off with some fun? You can try the award-winning classic, Peter and the Wolf by Maestro Classics for just $5!
As you listen to the CD, your students will be delighted with the musical presentation. Other segments of the CD are dedicated to teaching your children about the music and the composer, Prokofiev.
The learning does not stop with the CD. With your $5 download, you will receive a PDF activity booklet. You will also find oodles of additional ideas in the free study guide found at the Maestro Classics website.
If you would like to continue to enhance and extend your learning, Homeschool Share offers many FREE units and lapbooks that match-up with the learning themes in Peter and the Wolf.
Maestro Classics Offer Details: Purchase Peter and the Wolf MP3 Digital Download for only $5 with discount code: HomeschoolShare. Limit one per family. Offer expires 7/31/12.
And now, for the GIVEAWAY! Value over $150!
You can win nine (yes, NINE!) of the fabulous Maestro Classics CDs including:
Peter and the Wolf
A young boy named Peter disobeys his grandfather and climbs over the garden wall. When he encounters a wolf, with quick thinking and the help of his friends – a bird, a duck and a cat – Peter captures the wolf and it is taken to the zoo.
The Story of Swan Lake
Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky’s greatest ballet score, is the tale of a prince who falls in love with a beautiful princess. The princess, however, has been turned into a swan by an evil magician, and only the prince’s love can break the spell. This narrated version of the classic tale for children is sure to delight all who love ballet and enchanting storytelling.
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Virginia Lee Burton’s classic American storybook, a childhood favorite for generations, is brought to life with this beautiful new music for orchestra and Irish bagpipes. In the story, Mike Mulligan refuses to give up his aging steam shovel Mary Anne as they travel to find one last job together. A tale of loyalty and friendship, perseverance and good ideas, this musical CD won a Parents’ Choice GOLD award.
My Name is Handel: The Story of Water Music
When Handel, the brilliant young German composer living in London, needed to get back into the king’s good graces, he had a brilliant idea.
He composed a suite of dances, hired a boat and 50 musicians, and headed down the River Thames to surprise King George I. The music became known as “Water Music,” one of Handel’s best-loved compositions.
The Tortoise and the Hare
Hare, certain that talent and new running shoes will win the race, stops for a little French onion soup at the bistro along the route. All the small animals in the forest cheer poor, slow Tortoise along, while Hare, who is far ahead, decides to take a nap. The charming musical score, complete with “The Pretzel Vendor of Paris” song, won a Parents’ Choice GOLD award.
Casey at the Bat
When the Mudville Nine are almost certain to lose the game, Mighty Casey takes his turn at bat, and the fans hold their breath as each pitch is thrown. The upbeat, jazzy music performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra is highlighted by cheering crowds, vendors hawking their wares, the cheers of spectators and the sounds of the ball being hit, which bring the story to life.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
The lazy apprentice, confident that he can use his master’s spell to do his chores, chants the magic spell and takes a nap. As the water swirls around the workshop getting ever higher, the apprentice awakens, only to discover that he does not know the spell to stop the brooms! A thrilling narration accompanies Paul Dukas’ dramatic musical score.
Juanita The Spanish Lobster
This new musical work from England combines flamenco guitar music with bel canto opera, poking fun at both, while telling a delightful story. The music of this tale invites you to not only have fun listening but also to learn and sing along. You’ll get a kick out of the high level of quality music performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the dynamic storytelling and the multifaceted tongue-in-cheek humor. Fun for all!
The Soldier’s Tale
Stravinsky’s greatest work for narrator and orchestra. It is the story of a soldier, on leave from the army, who trades his old violin for a magic book that can tell the future and make him rich. He soon discovers, however, that he has made a deal with the devil and that money does not bring happiness.
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