Listen to the Music: A World of Magical Melodies (Sound Book)

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Listen to the Music: A World of Magical Melodies (Sound Book)
By Mary Richards, illustrated by Caroline Bonne-Müller

Press the buttons to hear the music in this time-travelling journey around the world, as young readers embark on a magical adventure through the history of music!

Stopping off at 12 chronological moments in history, in different places around the world, readers meet a great musician in each, and can press their instruments to hear a clip of their musical masterpieces!

From 1600s England, where you can hear the harpsichord play Greensleeves, to 18th century Munich, where you can hear Mozart’s piano sonata, to a classical Indian raga in 1700s Udaipur, to New York in the 1940s, where readers can press Charlie Parker’s saxophone to hear bebop jazz, this book will teach children about cultural history, famous musicians, and musical genres.

Each musician tells you about where they live, how their music was inspired, and what it means to them, teaching children about the origins of these most magical melodies.

A great playtime or bedtime read, complete with a soundtrack that follows key moments in musical history, children will love to listen to the most beautiful, important, and genre-defining bars of music time and time again.

  • Sound book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions (October 4, 2022)
  • Ages: 4-7 years
  • Dimensions: 10.43” W x 11.97” H

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Music Notes

Most Western music is based on a system of notation that evolved around 1600 out of earlier practices. The starting point for any opera is the full score, which contains all individual voices and instruments arranged in a specific order on the page. The written music—representing the sounds a composer creates in his head—then comes to life performed by singers onstage and played by the orchestra.



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