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The Story of Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
Jean-Joseph Cassanea de Mondonville
Vox (Classical), 1995
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We are using this series of CDs in our homeschool music program - they are fantastic! We especially love this one about
- what an awesome man! The
of his life is told in a way that is very interesting and holds the children's attention while also using various pieces of his music in the narration. It is done VERY well! My children are gaining a tremendous amount of knowlege and appreciation for music through this CD and so are my husband and I!
Both enjoyable and practical
I had heard about this series from other homeschool moms. The biographies are interspersed with related musical samples from the composers' more famous pieces, presented in chronological form. The narrator has an old-fashioned style that I like.
It's a great introduction for those of us who did not grow up listening to classical music. The narrator always includes details from the composers' childhoods, which never fails to draw the kids in. They like the stories, and surprise me later when they are able to recognize the pieces or composers when we sometimes hear them on the radio. The kids will often get up and dance around and generally act goofy when I put the CDs on, but at least they are finding the music engaging.
Music Masters is a very inexpensive, practical curriculum choice for parents who, when it comes to music, are more facilitators than teachers.
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This hour long CD intersperses about 30 minutes narration of the composer s life with his most important pieces of music, followed by about 30 minutes of uninterrupted music. Recommended by Laura Berquist Syllabus Grade 2Author: Music Masters SeriesGrade 1 - 8 Audio CD Publisher: Vox Music MastersUPC 0 47163 85002 8
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Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049: Allegro (excerpt) | In Decachordo Psalterio: (excerpt) | Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale No. 1), BWV 645 (BC K22): Excerpt | Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042: Allegro (excerpt) | Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37): (excerpt) | Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Et Resurrexit (excerpt) | Two-Part Invention, for keyboard No. 14 in B flat major, BWV 785 (BC L55): (excerpt) | Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050: Allegro (excerpt) | Cantata No. 57, 'Selig ist der Mann,' BWV 57 (BC A14): Selig ist der Mann (excerpt) | Italian Concerto, for solo keyboard in F major (Clavier-Übung II/1), BWV 971 (BC L7): Allegro (excerpt) | Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047: Allegro assai (excerpt) | Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard No. 1 in C major (WTC I/1), BWV 846 (BC L80): (excerpt) | St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), for soloists, double chorus & double orchestra, BWV 244 (BC D3b): Chorale (excerpt) | Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ('Double'), BWV 1043: Allegro (excerpt) | Passacaglia and Fugue, for organ in C minor, BWV 582 (BC J79): (excerpt) | St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), for soloists, double chorus & double orchestra, BWV 244 (BC D3b): Chorale (excerpt) | Cantata No. 211, 'Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht,' (Coffee Cantata), BWV 211 (BC G48): (excerpt) | St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): I follow Thee Also My Saviour with Gladness (excerpt) | Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14): Chorus (excerpt) | Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048: Allegro (complete) | Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ('Double'), BWV 1043 | Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042: Allegro | Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042: Adagio; Allegro assai
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