Author(s): Joe Fullman
This is a fascinating introduction to music and the orchestra for children. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about the subject, presented in a novel format - a book with a free downloadable app that allows you to interact with the orchestra and listen to Britten's music, performed by The Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Music forms part of the curriculum taught in schools around the world. This book presents a fresh take on a traditional subject, and the instruments are brought to life with the digital element which means readers can see and hear what they put into practice at school.
Joe Fullman is an experienced children's author and has written many non-fiction reference titles for DK and Quarto. He has a personal interest in music, plays several instruments and performs with a folk band.
The book covers key topics including: What is music?: How music is madey; Types of music; Recording music; History of music; Composers; Instrument profiles; The orchestra.; Each spread is filled with striking photographs and informative, bite-sized chunks of text supplement the music curriculum taught in schools. 'Did you know?' and 'Suggested listening' feature boxes appear throughout the book to offer an extra level of information.