The Philharmonic Gets Dressed (Paperback)

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The Philharmonic Gets Dressed (Paperback)
By Karla Kuskin; illustrated by Marc Simont

In these pages, NCTE award-winning writer Karla Kuskin and acclaimed illustrator Marc Simont combine their talents to give us a delightful, insightful and unusual inside view of how one orchestra prepares. This book was nominated for the American Book Award and appeared on the New York Times list of Outstanding Children's Books.

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st edition (September 21, 1982)
  • Dimensions: 6.7" W x 0.2" D x 8.9" H
  • Ages: 4-8 years


  • Ages 2 and up
  • 48 pages
  • Size: 8.4 x 6.7"



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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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