New Story & Music CD Giveaway
The Tortoise and the Hare
Maestro Classics sent us their newest release, The Tortoise and the Hare with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the 8th in its award-winning Stories and Music CD series for narrator and symphony orchestra. - I haven’t been this excited about the orchestra since Bill Harley’s Peter and the Wolf performance last spring with the Pioneer Valley Symphony! Maestro Classics really does a lovely job of presenting an educational experience of the symphony orchestra through visual and audio means.
This delightful adaptation of the classic fable is set to an original score by Stephen Simon and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Combining narration of this classic story with the complex patterns of classical music has great benefits on listening skills. This CD gives opportunities for children to expand their listening horizons by honing their listening skills, accumulating musical memories and encouraging families to listen together. Included are six supplemental tracks, including information about the tale, how the music is composed, and a Dixieland rendition of the Pretzel Vendor of Paris and concludes with a family sing-along.
Also included is a 24-page educational activity booklet that is a great educational supplement to the CD. The accompanying booklet includes an illustration of the instruments of an orchestra (pictured below), visual illustrations that explain notes and fraction, and time signatures. And the musical score and lyrics to the Pretzel Vendor of Paris are included, along with games and puzzles.
Other titles from the Maestro Classics Stories and Music CD Collection definitely worth checking out include:
- Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
- Casey at the Bat
- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
- Peter and the Wolf
- The Story of Swan Lake
- Juanita, La Langosta Española
- Click HERE to listen to samples.
HOW TO WIN
We have two copies of Maestro Classics newest release ,The Tortoise and the Hare, to give away to two lucky families! Entering to win is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)! To enter simply:
- POST A COMMENT BELOW (one entry per household) and be sure to tell us your
- FULL NAME and where you
- LIVE (TOWN/STATE) You must include your town and state to be eligible.
- ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
- We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.
IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, 12/09/09 @ 7pm (EST).