HFVS Giveaway: “The Tortoise and the Hare” with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

New Story & Music CD Giveaway
The Tortoise and the Hare

Deadline to enter to win: December 9th, 2009

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.

A great 24-page supplementary activity booklet included with CD!

Other titles from the Maestro Classics Stories and Music CD Collection definitely worth checking out include:

  • 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:

  1. POST A COMMENT BELOW (one entry per household) and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) You must include your town and state to be eligible.
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  5. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, 12/09/09 @ 7pm (EST).

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13 Comments

  1. December 10, 2009 at 5:32 am

    Congratulations to Andrea Chesnes of Greenfield, MA and Bill Solomon of Stoneham/New Salem, MA! – Both families have come a copy of Maestro Classics’ 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.

    Maestro Classics offers an excellent educational experience of the symphony
    orchestra for families. Their CD combinations of children’s literature with classical
    music, accompanied by an activity booklet, are an entertaining supplement to any music lesson.

    Other titles from the Maestro Classics Stories and Music CD Collection definitely worth checking out (and would make an excellent holiday gift!) include:

    • Click HERE to listen to samples.

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  2. Bill Solomon said,

    December 8, 2009 at 3:38 am

    I think I’ll post this comment now, later in the process, after the earlier fast posters above. I’ll start slow, but after a while the others may get hungry or tired and I’ll just keep inching ahead, thinking that if I stick with slow and steady, I might have a chance of getting the CD and booklet for my daughter Laura who is almost 4, and even her younger sisted can listen. I know I will, I have told the story to my almost 4 year old, many times, albeit with a slight twist in the story telling narrative, because without the CD and book I had to make-up the details I didn’t remember. Hey, imagination is not so bad.
    I think I’ll image our family with this book for the holidays. We will share it and loan it to anyone that would like to listen and read it too.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    Bill Solomon
    Stoneham/New Salem, MA

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  3. Anne OBrien said,

    November 29, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    We have enjoyed what Maestro Classics we have been able to obtain from the library. The tortoise and the hare we haven’t seen at the library.

    Anne OBrien Utpon, MA

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  4. Julie Szekely said,

    November 29, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Would love to share this enjoyable educational experience with our little one!

    Julie Szekely
    Billerica/MA

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  5. Melissa Power-Greene said,

    November 29, 2009 at 11:59 am

    This is such a wonderful collection. We’ll keep our fingers crossed. Northampton, MA

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  6. Mary Beth Miotto said,

    November 29, 2009 at 7:39 am

    I think that the toughest part of using such beautiful music resources is gong to be deciding which CD to purchase first. They have chosen the most accessible and exciting titles for families in their list of collections! I think I will have to ask for the whole series in my stocking this year.

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  7. Tricia Schwartz said,

    November 29, 2009 at 7:01 am

    I’m new to this project, but would love to hear it!

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  8. Lyza Fennell said,

    November 28, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Sound great!

    Lyza Fennell

    Southampton

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  9. Andrea Gray said,

    November 27, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    This sounds like a wonderful CD! We would appreciate it with three young children.
    Andrea

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  10. marianne said,

    November 27, 2009 at 8:33 am

    I would love this cd for my daughter!

    Northampton

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  11. Andrea Chesnes Greenfield MA said,

    November 25, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    I think my daughter would really enjoy this!

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  12. Chris Curtis said,

    November 25, 2009 at 11:36 am

    What a great collection of stories and music!

    South Hadley, MA

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  13. tonya lemos said,

    November 24, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    another great offer here

    t and z in ashfield

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