Confession time: I don’t know about you, but music appreciation is hard to do! There’s always something that comes up.
History discussions go longer than planned. My current 5yo wants to spend all day practicing her reading.
Someone gets stuck in math. A teen needs a long heart-to-heart. The science experiment is more exciting than normal… and leaves a huge mess.
Somehow, music appreciation slides through the cracks.
What does SQUILT stand for? Super Quiet UnInterrupted Listening Time.
I was delighted. It has notebooking pages for children to write or draw what they hear. There are biographies and pictures of the ten composers studied over the ten weeks.
Information about the composers and pieces to bring up for discussion. Musical terms are introduced and defined.
Mary even includes links to youtube and other websites so you can listen to the music for free. Or you can use one of her recommended subscription sites to find almost any piece composed.
The music appreciation lessons are short, just right for a harried mom and wiggly children. We’re training the children to LISTEN to music and introducing them to a few great classics.
Even though the lessons are short, you can spread them out over the entire week or do it all in one day. It’s your choice!
SQUILT: Music Appreciation Made Easy
- Canon in D by Pachelbel
- Chaconne for Organ in G minor by Couperin
- The Prince of Denmark’s March by Clarke
- “Spring” by Antonio Vivaldi
- Gloria in Excelsis Deo by Antonio Vivaldi
- Brandenburg Concerto #2 by JS Bach
- Toccatta & Fugue in D minor by JS Bach
- Air on the G String by JS Bach
- Hornpipe by Handel
- Hallelujah Chorus by Handel
- Surprise Symphony by Haydn
- Minuet by Boccherini
- Piano Sonatina by Clementi
- The Magic Flute by Mozart
- Variations on Twinkle, Twinkle by Mozart
- Flute and Harp Concerto by Mozart
- Symphony #5 by Beethoven
- Fur Elise by Beethoven
- Emperor Piano Concerto by Beethoven
- Symphony #4 by Schubert
- Impromptu in G Flat by Schubert
- Dies Irae by Berlioz
- Minute Waltz by Chopin
- Libestraum #3 by Liszt
- Ride of the Valkyries by Wagner
- “La donna e mobile” from Rigoletto by Verdi
- Symphony no 4, third movement by Brahms
- “November” from Seasons by Tchaikovsky
- “Love Theme” from Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture by Tchaikovsky
- Also Sprach Zarathustra by Strauss
- The Entertainer by Scott Joplin
- Bolero by Maurice Ravel
- Evening in the Village by Bela Bartok
- Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinksy
- I Got Rhythm by George & Ira Gershwin
- Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian
- Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland
- Mambo from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
- Superman March by John Williams
- Overture from Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Be sure to check out SQUILT: Music Appreciation Made Simple by Mary Prather!
What do you use for music appreciation?