• Over the River and Through the Wood

    Over the River and Through the Wood

     

    • English Language Connection: The poetry of Lydia Marie Child, 1844 comes to life with the lively music arrangement and pictures of people traveling by sleigh in different locations in America.

      Once upon a time, travel through snow meant having horses pulling a sleigh with people bundled up to keep warm in the winter weather. 

       How did the ancestors in your family travel to get to family gatherings?
     
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  • Classical Kids Storytime The Nutcracker

    Classical Kids Storytime The Nutcracker

    A timeless classic, an old fairy tale put to the music composed by Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky.  The fairytale is narrated with an orchestral background.

    Tchaikovsky explored the ideas of many different countries in this music. The Chocolate representing Spain, the Coffee in The Arabian Dance, The Tea in The Chinese Dance, and the Trepak in The Russian Dance.  

    When you have the time; listen and watch the additional dances of the ballet to see how Tchaikovsky pulled many nationalities in this orchestration.

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