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A Classical Kids Christmas
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Track Piece
1 Christmas on Main Street / The Pageant Begins
2 O Come, Little Children / O Come, O Come Emmanuel
3 Huron Carol/O Come, All Ye Faithful
4 Personent Hodie
5 This Great Day / We Three Kings
6 Vivaldi: Winter, II
7 What Shall We Bring?
8 Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
9 O Tannenbaum*/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Swedish Dance
10 Christmas is l'cumin
11 Christmas Eve is Here
12 Joseph, Dearest / Brahm's Lullaby
13 Silent Night
14 O Holy Night
15 Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite Overture
16 Handel: Messiah, Pifa
17 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks/ O Little Town of Bethlehem
18 What is this Perfume?
19 Angels We Have Heard on High/Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
20 Polish Lullaby
21 Go Tell it on the Mountain
22 Sussex Carol
23 Away in the Manger
24 What Child is This? / From the East the Donkey Came
25 The Friendly Beasts
26 Good King Wenceslas
27 Here We Come Awassailing
28 D'ou viens tu,bergere/Joy to the World/Away in a Manger / Angels We Have Heard on High
29 In The Bleak Midwinter/The Pageant Ends

Celebrate Christmas with award-winning Classical Kids producer Susan Hammond (Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Mozart's Magic Fantasy) in this holiday collection the whole family will enjoy.

Classical carols and classic poetry combine to tell the story of Christmas, just like the pageants of days gone by. Follow the Three Wise Men as they set out for Bethlehem; meet Saint Nicholas (no, not Santa Claus!); experience the traditions of Christmas around the world. It's a magical Christmas eve, the celebration of Christmas Day and rejoicing of animals at the manger. Everyone will enjoy the story of why the stork delivers babies, how the robin got its red breast and how tinsel came to decorate our trees.

Features more than 30 traditional carols and holiday songs, including:

* Silent Night
* O Come, All Ye Faithful
* We Three Kings
* O Holy Night
* Go Tell it on the Mountain
* God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
* Handel's Messiah
* Christmas Eve is Here
* Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite
* Away in a Manger
* Polish Lullaby
* Angels We Have Heard on High
* This Great Day
* Joseph, Dearest
* O Tannenbaum
* Vivaldi's Winter
* The Friendly Beasts
* Here We Come Awassailing
* and more!

"Joyous, exultant, reverent, and magical, this quintessential Christmas album?.is both exquisitely assembled and executed." - Booklist

"Cleverly conceived and lovingly performed." - Chicago Tribune

"This joyful and reverent blend of poetry, music and history will likely be a welcome addition to many family music collections." - Publishers Weekly


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Beethoven Lives Upstairs
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Track Piece
1 Symphony #7, Movement 2
2 Symphony #5, Movement I
3 Piano Sonata, Op 90, Movement 2 / Flute Serenade, Op 23, Movement 3 / Violin Romance # 1, Op 40 / Symphony #2, Movement 4
4 Pathetique Sonata, Op.13, Movement 2 / Contradanse # 1 in C major
5 Symphony #5, Movement 2 / Piano Sonata Op. 14, # 2; Movement 2 / Flute Serenade Op. 23, Movement 1
6 Polonaise; La Marmotte / Country Dance in A major / Fur Elise / Flutnuhr
7 Sonatina in G major; Minuet in G major / Violin "Spring" Sonata Movement 1 / Ecossaise; Symphony #8, Movement 2
8 Moonlight Sonata, Op. 27 #2 Movement 1
9 Flute Serenade, Movement 2
10 Symphony #6, "Storm"
11 Nel Cor Piu Variations
12 Piano Concerto #1, Movement 1 / Piano Concerto # 5, Movement 2
13 Bass excerpts from Symphony # 9 / Violin "Spring" Sonata / Rage Over a Lost Penny / Symphony # 6, Shepherd's Theme (Tremulo)
14 Symphony # 9, Movement 4
15 Piano Sonata Op 49, #2, Movement 2
16 Symphony # 6, Shepherd's Theme

Beethoven Lives Upstairs is the best-loved and best-selling of all our Classical Kids stories.

The arrival of an eccentric boarder turns a young boy's life upside down. Ludwig van Beethoven has moved in upstairs! At first Christoph resents their new tenant but slowly he comes to understand the genius of the man, the torment of his deafness and the beauty of his music. In the end he is won over by the music and true incidents from the great composer's life.

The music, all originally produced, includes excerpts of more than 35 of Beethoven's best-loved works:

*Symphonies Nos. 5 to 9
*Moonlight Sonatas
*Pathetique Sonatas
*Violin "Spring Sonata"
*Flute Serenade
*G# Sonatina
*Minuet in G#
*Fur Elise

"...far and away the best of the lot..." - Sacramento Bee

"...draws children into another century with entertaining and literate biographical drama...the composer's music...is interwoven into the story and comes alive." - LA Times

"This is a seamless blend of marvelous story telling and glorious music...an exquisite, moving production..." - Calgary Herald

"Classical Kids are far and away the best recordings for introducing children to classical music." - Boston Herald

"This is a fine introduction for a child to the life and music of the great composer. Bravo!" - Detroit Free Press

"The series' masterpiece a magnificently crafted story underscored by a flawless choice of selections from Beethoven's repertoire revives the nearly lost art of storytelling." - School News Roll Call


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Daydreams and Lullabies
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Track Piece
1 Bells, We Children (Mozart)
2 Cradle Song (Mozart)
3 The First Star (Bach, Gounod)
4 In the Woods: Night Song (Brahms) / The Call of the Woods (Schubert)
5 Shepherd's Theme, Symphony #6 (Beethoven)
6 Rounds (Traditional)
7 The Sandman (Brahms)
8 Prayer from Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
9 Olde England: Traditional Songs and Rounds / Who Will Buy, Early One Morning
10 Rock-a-bye Baby (Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto # 1) / Dennis Lee "Rock Me Easy" (Beethoven Symphony #8)
11 Wynken, Blynken and Nod (Bach Air on the G-string)
12 Piccolo Concerto, II, RV 443 (Vivaldi) / Children's Poems
13 All Through The Night (Haydn) / William Blake: "The Night"
14 Lullaby and Goodnight (Brahms)
15 Canon (Pachelbel)

A celebration of poetry, song and classical music. The story follows a family from playtime to dreamtime as they journey through the nursery, the park, the streets of Olde London and then off to bed. A rich variety of great classical lullabies, rounds for family singing and traditional English songs as well as pieces from the Leider, Romantic Opera and Classical Orchestral traditions are featured.

Excerpts from Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, Schubert, Pachelbel and Tchaikovsky are woven into a colorful musical collage with classic poetry from three centuries - William Blake (1700s), Eugene Fields (1800s) and Dennis Lee (1900s) - with poems written and performed by today's children.

"(Classical Kids producer Susan) Hammond captures the beauty of classical sounds against a story that leads the listener through some of the world's music masters." - Kids Toronto

"Classical Kids has done it again with this remarkable assembly of lullabies and songs to gently rock wee ones to sleep. This is the most exquisite new children's recording on the market." - Calgary Herald

"...a particularly nice album...just what youngsters need..." - Seattle Times

"This is the children's album for you...every house should have (it)...I can't recommend it highly enough." - Cleveland Parent, Baltimore's Child, Columbus Parent, Jackson Parents & Kids, North Jersey Parent & Child

"(Classical Kids) has developed a fine reputation in bringing the beauty and culture of classical music, songs and poetry to children with the wonderful selections from some of the world's finest composers...and the classic lullabies...that remind us of when we were very young...'Daydreams & Lullabies' is an audio tape to be enjoyed by young and old." - Elayne Blythe, President-Founder, Film Advisory Board

"...A new recording that meshes storytelling with beautiful music..." - American Baby


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Hallelujah Handel
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Track Piece
1 Sarabande, Harpsichord Suite in D minor
2 Hornpipe, Water Music Suite # 2 in D major / Andante, Harp Concerto, Op. 4, No. 6, Mvt.1
3 "Give me my freedom", Rinaldo, "Lascia ch'io pianga / Andante, Flute Sonata #5 in F major, Mvt. 1
4 "Evening stillness", Nine German Arias, "Susse Stille"
5 Rejouissance, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Mvt.4 / Overture, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Mvt. 1
6 Largo, Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No.4, Mvt. 2
7 "See the conqu'ring hero comes," Judas Maccabaeus
8 "For unto us a Child is born" Messiah
9 "Golden sunlight," Alcina, "Verdi prati"
10 "Far from tempest," Julius Caesar, "Da tempeste" / Chaconne, Harpsichord Chaconne in G major
11 Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Solomon / Sinfonia, Julius Caesar / "Set your arms to the battle", Julius Caesar, "In tal modi"
12 Sinfonia to "V'adoro", Julius Caesar / "I love you, my treasure", Julius Caesar, "V'adoro" / Bourree, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Mvt. 2
13 Air, Water Music Suite #1, in F major / "Stand round my brave boys," Song for Gentlemen Volunteers
14 "O lovely peace", Judas Maccabaeus
15 "Harmonious Blacksmith," Harpsichord Suite in E major / Pastoral Symphony, Messiah
16 "There were shepherds", Messiah / "Glory to God," Messiah
17 Sinfonia, Samson / "I shall weep", Julius Caesar, "Piangero" / Andante, Concerto Grosso, Op.6 No.8, Mvt. 2
18 The Foundling Concert
19 "He shall feed His flock", Messiah / "Hallelujah" / "Messiah"
20 "I know that my Redeemer Liveth", Messiah

Katarina, first introduced in Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery, has left Venice for England with her grandfather. At an elegant - though rather bizarre- party in London, she meets the great composer George Frideric Handel. Katarina and Maestro Handel are drawn together by the haunting voice of Thomas, a young boy brought by his keeper to sing for the assembled guests. Katarina and Handel are filled with compassion for the boy and gradually unravel his strange past. Through the kindness of Katarina, the generosity of the famous composer and the power and majesty of Handel's music, Thomas's heart is healed, unlocking the voice of an angel.

Hallelujah Handel brings to life the soundscapes of 18th century London and is filled with more than two dozen excerpts of Handel's most glorious music including the Sarabande in D-, Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, and of course, Messiah.

"Hallelujah! is the appropriate reaction to any recording in the superb Classical Kids series." - Family Fun

"Hallelujah Handel is a must hear." - Washington Times

"Children's audio at its best." - Publishers Weekly

"The composer behind the music is brought to real life in this chapter of musical history...children will love the story." - Christian Parenting Today

"Educate your children to the pleasures of classical music through this release from the ingenious Classical Kids series." - Bay Area Parent

"Keeps listeners captivated with its blend of history, drama and humor. The production quality is excellent. The musicianship is wonderful. Put another feather in producer Hammond's cap." - School Library Journal


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Mozart's Magic Fantasy
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Track Piece
1 Oh Help Me (Zu Hilfe)
2 The Best Birdcatcher (Der Vogelfanger) / Prelude in B (WTC1)
3 You must Free My Daughter (O zittre nicht)
4 A Girlfriend (Ein Madchen)
5 O Endless Night (O ew'ge Nacht)
6 O Listen (Wie stark)
7 7 Let Us Hurry (Schnelle Fusse) / What Tinkles So Brightly (Das klinget) / The Sun Has Risen (Bald prangt)
8 The Gods Above (O Isis)
9 The Powers of Night (Der Holle Rache) / This Path Will Lead You (Zum Ziele)
10 Oh, My Heart Is Broken (Ach, ich fuhl's)
11 Seekers of the Light (Der, welcher wandert) / Tamino, Mine (Tamino mein) / The Power is Shattered (Zerschmettert) / The Dawn's Golden Sunshine (Die Sonne)
12 Ring, O Bells (Klinget Glockchen)
13 Conclusion: Our Journey is Over (Bei Mannern)

A young girl falls into a production of Mozart's great opera "The Magic Flute." Sarah, Prince Tamino and a faint-hearted dragon embark on a magic journey from the dark realm of the Queen of the Night to Sarastro's enchanted castle, with only a magic flute and bells to guide them to the princess Pamina. Together they reunite Prince Tamino with his Princess and help the birdman Papageno find his Papagena.

This recording includes the most popular themes and arias from the original opera, all freshly translated and recorded using child-appropriate verse. Lyrics included.

"Art made accessible: nobody does it better than Classical Kids." - Entertainment Weekly

"...a classical series with just enough fantasy - and reality - to captivate kids. Parents will relish replaying Classical Kids as much as the kids do." - Parenting

"Hammond has done a remarkable and lasting service to music, education and the opportunity for children to enjoy that which is most enduring and imperishable of all human creations." - Full Score

"...an innovative mix of theatrics and music...the composer's most famous material spills out naturally, color-coded by the strong images that surround it." - Edmonton Journal

"The combination of high opera and all-ages chuckles here is peerless." - The Record

"Susan Hammond's music is alive...perhaps this type of musical education can give classical music a hope for the future." - Calgary Tonite


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Mozart's Magnificent Voyage
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Track Piece
1 Horn Concerto, K.495, Movement 3
2 Clarinet Quintet, K.581, Movement 2
3 Symphony No.1, K.16, Movement 2
4 Piano Sonata in F, K. 332, Movement 3
5 We are Three Spirits ("Drei Knabchen") Magic Flute K. 620
6 Overture, Marriage of Figaro, K.492
7 Arrival at Court: Child's Minuet in C
8 Symphony No.1, K.16, Movement 1 / Variations on "La ci darem", by Beethoven
9 Evening Falls ("Abendempfindung") K.523
10 Flute Quartet, K.285, Movement 2
11 Symphony No.40, K. 550, Movement 1
12 Arrival in Rome
13 Miserere Mei, by Allegri
14 Cassation in C, K.63
15 Minuet, Don Giovanni, K.527
16 Barrel-Organ Variation on "Deh vieni," Don Giovanni, K.527
17 Variations on "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" K.265
18 Letter Duet, ("Canzonetta sull'aria"), Marriage of Figaro, K.492
19 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525, Movement 4
20 Ave Verum Corpus, K.618
21 Waldstein Sonata, Op.53, by Beethoven / Piano Concerto in C, K.467, Movement 1
22 Piano Sonata in A, K.331, Movement 1 / Gran Partita, K.361, Movement 7
23 Blow Softly, You Breezes ("Soave sia il vento") / Cosi Fan Tutte, K.588 / Piano Sonata in A, K.331, Movement 1 (repeat)

The Dream Children are about to be written out of Mozart's most famous opera. Hoping to change their fate, they enlist the help of the composer's young son Karl. Together the children embark on an incredible journey that takes them back in time to Mozart's childhood as well as far into the future. Along the way, Karl learns much about his father and comes to understand his legacy of timeless music.

Features more than 24 excerpts of Mozart's most important and engaging works including Symphony No. 1, Clarinet Quintet, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, plus excerpts from Mozart's most famous operas including The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute.

"Superb in every way, beautifully written and performed" - Parents' Choice website

"...the great verve and imagination of Classical Kids are exceptional..." - Billboard Magazine

"...These children are a believable and engaging way into Mozart's world: the "magic" boat in which they appear in the opera becomes the truly magical boat that takes them time-travelling with Karl, and their squabbles, curiosity, and excitement about what they see and hear draw in the young listener." - Quill & Quire


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Mr. Bach Comes to Call
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Track Piece
1 Orchestral Suite #3 , 1
2 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
3 Organ: Chorale Preludes, "Allein Gott"
4 Brandenburg Concerto # 5, Mvt. 3
5 Flute Sonata C+, Mvt.2
6 Prelude in C (WTCI)
7 Bist du Bei Mir
8 Orchestral Suite #2, Badinerie
9 Orchestral Suite #3, Air on the G-string
10 Orchestral Suite #3, Gigue
11 "Adventure in Music"
12 Goldberg Variations
13 "Liebster Jesu"
14 "We Hasten," Cantata #78

Mr. Bach, a magic orchestra and boys' choir surprise young Elizabeth as she practices at the piano.

The series' premiere recording opens with the launch of Bach's music into space aboard the Voyager II spacecraft. Mr. Bach magically arrives and reminisces about his life and music; his twenty children, his time in jail and his devotion to the church.

Not until the very end does he reveal the reason for his visit, "Every time my music is played... I am alive."

More than 28 musical excerpts include Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Brandenburg Concerto #5, Air on the G-string, Flute Sonatas and Badinerie, Goldberg Variations, minuets and preludes, organ music and Cantata #78.

"...the answer to the prayers of parents searching for away to free their kids forever from the evil clutches of MTV..." - Rocky Mountain News

"...required family listening...an exciting, innovative (recording) certain to fascinate children and adults alike..." - Kids Toronto

"...an invitation to receptive minds of children to enter and explore the world of serious music that is stimulating...and at the same time is just plain fun..." - Full Score

"...(a) masterpiece of ingenuity and sensitivity...this is a first class work that will entertain you as well as your children." - Vancouver Province

"A wonderful adventurous (recording) which captures the spirit of creativity which is at the root of classical music?" - LA Parent


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Song of the Unicorn
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Track Piece
1 Once Upon a Time (Lauda)
2 Procession (Danse Royale)
3 Traveling (Early One Morning)
4 By the River (Gibbons - The Silver Swan)
5 At the Monastery (Gregorian Chant)
6 In the Dormitory (Riddle Lullaby)
7 In the Village (Sumer is icumen in)
8 Meeting Merlin (Celtic Harp)
9 Cave Dance (Baile Cervantino)
10 The Birth of Music (Sound effects, instruments)
11 The Future of Music (Chaconne on Greensleeves, Bach, Mozart)
12 Beethoven and the Unicorn's Song
13 Meeting King Arthur (Festivities, Chanson a la Vierge)
14 Galloping Horse (English Dance)
15 The Lake (Tallis - Audivi Vocem)
16 The Miracle Of The Feathers (Western Wind into Unicorn's Song)
17 The Boat (Shepherds, Calm Your Flocks)
18 Arriving in Avalon (Psaltery)
19 Court Dance (Trotto)
20 Morgan (Pilgrim's Journey)
21 Meeting the Unicorns (Sir John, His Alman)
22 In the Grove (Danzon)
23 Peace (Sweelinck - Mon Dieu, J'ai en Toy)
24 The Storm (Ghaetta)
25 Freedom (Celtic-style tune)
26 Conclusion (Amen)

When a young queen falls mysteriously ill, her children are sent deep into the forest in search of her only cure: the legendary unicorn. The great magician Merlin helps them on their quest. With riddles and the unicorn's song, the children travel to the magical isle of Avalon. There they must decide what can truly cure their mother -- King Arthur's powerful sister, Morgan-le-Fay, or the healing touch of the unicorn.

Features more than two dozen excerpts of pre-Baroque music, including traditional English songs like Greensleeves and Early One Morning, Gregorian Chant, Celtic songs, wild Medieval dances plus a journey into the future of music with Bach, Beethoven and beyond.

Enhanced CD with music, pictures and activities to play on your computer, too!

Colorful graphics, musical activities and teacher resources for PC or Macintosh computers.

Place the Song of the Unicorn CD in your computer and discover the world of Medieval Times through music, art, games, riddles, activities and links to the internet. This CD is also a wonderful classroom resource for elementary school programs studying the Middle Ages.

What did England look like during the time of King Arthur? This CD includes a magic slide show featuring Stonehenge, Romanesque and gothic cathedrals and stone castles. You can see sites relating to King Arthur (like Tintagel and Glastonbury) as well as artists' impressions of Atlantis, Unicorns and the Age of Chivalry.

We've included sample pages from our Classical Kids Teacher's Notes, including Early One Morning arranged for recorder to print, copy and perform with your class.

"Original riddles, beautiful singing and a cute and colourful story line with a happy ending keeps the listener enthralled." - Java Mountain News

"...a fascinating CD-just plain delightful." - Real Travel Adventures


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Tchaikovsky Discovers America
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Track Piece
1 Piano Concerto #1, Mvt. 1 / Danse Napolitaine (Swan Lake)
2 Trepak (Nutcracker)
3 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / Turkey in the Straw / Waltzes (Serenade and Swan Lake)
4 Tea (Nutcracker) / Coffee (Nutcracker) / Chocolate (Nutcracker)
5 Danse des Cygnes, Allegro (Swan Lake)
6 1812 Overture, excerpt
7 Silver (Sleeping Beauty), Ragtime
8 Overture Act II (Swan Lake)
9 The Maiden's Chorus (Eugene Onegin)
10 Coda, Act II (Nutcracker) / Rag on Tchaikovsky Theme
11 Marche Slav
12 Violente (Sleeping Beauty) / Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker)
13 Le Sommeil, Panorama (Sleeping Beauty)
14 Long, Long Ago / The Maiden's Chorus (Onegin); Waltz Op. 20
15 Amazing Grace
16 Serenade for Strings, Mvt. 1 / Serenade for Strings, Finale / 1812 Overture, Finale

The great composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky arrives in New York for the grand opening of Carnegie Hall. It's all aboard for fun as two children join the composer on a musical journey to Niagara Falls. The children set the stage for the story to reveal much about Tchaikovsky -- his life in Russia, his love of music and his fears of conducting. In the end, both the composer and the children discover something about courage -- and about themselves.

This recording features more than 24 of Tchaikovsky's best-known and best-loved works including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, the First Piano Concerto, String Serenade and 1812 Overture. Also included is a musical mosaic of well-known American music of the time, including ragtime, spirituals and popular folk classics.

"...the latest release in the superb Classical Kids series is a typically top-drawer production..." - Family Fun

"...a welcome continuation of the Classical Kids series, and certainly fills a void among children's introductions to the classics." - Classical Music Magazine

"Tchaikovsky is a joy for kids..." - Calgary Herald

"Not enough can be said about the appeal of Classical Kids to children and adults alike. It offers an inspiring introduction to each composer with excellent music and spoken word combination." - AudioFile

"This excellent production - in fact, the entire series - is a sure way to spark kids' interest in classical music and its composers." - Christian Parenting Today

"...One of the most astonishing effects of the music...Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty... is the way it captures in sound the fresh spirit of America's freedom..." - Halifax Chronicle Herald


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Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery
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Track Piece
1 Four Seasons, Spring, I, RV 269
2 Piccolo Concerto, II, RV 443
3 Four Seasons, Autumn, I, RV 293 / Guitar/Flute Sonata, I, RV 52
4 Violin Concerto in A Minor,I, RV 356
5 Four Seasons, Winter, II, RV 297
6 Guitar Concerto, II, RV 93 / Alma del core (A.Caldara)
7 Guitar Concerto, III, RV 93 / Four Seasons, Autumn, III, RV 293 / Il Gardellino, II, RV 90 / Double Trumpet Concerto , III, RV 537 / Piccolo Concerto, III, RV 443 / Concerto for Two Oboes, Two Clarinets, III,RV559
8 Sonata for Two Violins, II, RV 50 / "Farnace", RV 711
9 Violin Concerto in A Minor, II, RV 356
10 La Notte, I, II, III, RV 439
11 Four Seasons, Autumn, II, RV 293 / Four Seasons, Summer, III, RV 31
12 Il Gardellino, RV 90 / Beatus Vir, RV 597 / Alma del core (A. Caldara) / Violin Sonata in F Major, I, RV 20
13 Piccolo Concerto, I, RV 443 / Guitar Concerto, III, RV 93 / Double Trumpet Concerto, I, RV 537
14 Double Orchestra Concerto, II, RV 585 / Guitar Concerto, II, RV 93

In this touching tale, a gifted young violinist is sent to study music at the Pietà orphanage in Venice with the great composer Antonio Vivaldi. It's Carnival time, magic is in the air and mystery unfolds as Katarina enlists Giovanni, the gondolier, to help in her search to discover her origins.

In a climactic scene, a masked stranger reunites Katarina with her family and she must make an important choice between staying with her music at the Pietà or entering the world.

More than 24 excerpts from Vivaldi's most popular and important works have been freshly recorded, including the Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in A-, Guitar Concerto, Piccolo Concerto, Double Trumpet Concerto and a recording of the premiere of Vivaldi's unfinished opera Farnace, RV 711.

"Another outstanding entry in an acclaimed series that is already in danger of creating a whole new (and knowledgeable) generation of classical music lovers." - Parents' Choice

"The recording contradicts the widely held assumption that serious music is childproof." - Maclean's

"...an extraordinary work...indispensable as an introduction to classical music for all children." - Parents' Guide to Children's Entertainment

"Excellent in every way, it stands up well to repeated listening." - Sacramento Bee

"...the tale...will draw your child in painlessly..." - LA Parent

"The story, the music and the acting are all superb - the formula still sounds fresh..." - The Record


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Instrumental CDs

Research has shown the benefits of classical music on the intellectual and creative development of children, but classical music is an essential ingredient in every child's musical and cultural development, too.

If this is your family's first introduction to classical music, congratulations!

You are about to open a wonderful world of music to delight the whole family.

If your children already enjoy classical music or if you love any of our Classical Kids® CDs, you'll recognize these musical highlights in a more extended form.

Each instrumental performance has been carefully chosen by Classical Kids producer Susan Hammond to be enjoyed by the very young and the young at heart.

"Each CD features the most appealing classical selections for the tiniest ears, arranged to go down smooth as applesauce." - Parenting magazine

"Stellar for young ears - and ears not so young." - Sacramento Bee

"A wonderful introduction to classical music for young children." - BC Parent magazine

"As the first track, 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,' from 'The Best of Mozart,' was playing upstairs, my son shouted from the basement, 'I love this music!'" -Chicago Parent

"These CDs provide a perfect introduction to the best-loved and most famous composers?these collections will delight and inspire all ages." - Parents Express

"For those of you looking for the natural extension of your children's interest in classical music, The Best of (Classical Kids) fits the bill." - City Parent

The Best of Bach
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Track Piece
1 Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 Overture
2 Minuet in G major, BWV Anh. 114
3 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 Sinfonia
4 French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 Gigue
5 Piano Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 Largo
6 Sonata for Flute and Continuo in C major, BWV 1033 Allegro
7 Bist du bei mir
8 Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 Allegro
9 The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 - Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 846
10 Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 Badinerie
11 Double Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043 Largo ma non tanto
12 Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 Allegro
13 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
14 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Aria
15 Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 Gigue
16 Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 Air
17 Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069 Réjouissance
18 Cantata No. 78: "We Hasten"
19 Mr. Bach Comes to Call (excerpt)

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The Best of Beethoven
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1 Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, Allegro con brio
2 Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13: "Pathetique"
3 Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93, Allegretto scherzando
4 Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 23: "Für Elise"
5 Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68: "Storm" Allegro
6 Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68: "Shepherd's Theme" Allegreto
7 Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2: "Moonlight Sonata" Adagio sostenuto
8 Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major Op. 15, Allegro con brio
9 Écossaise WoO 83
10 Variations on Duet "Nel cor piu non mi sento" WoO 70
11 Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, Allegretto
12 Rondo a Capriccio in G major, Op. 29: "Rage Over a Lost Penny"
13 Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14, Andante
14 Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73: "Emperor" Adagio un poco mosso
15 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, Chorale and Finale Presto
16 Beethoven Lives Upstairs (excerpt)

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1 Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
2 Music for the Royal Fireworks Bourrée
3 Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6 No. 4 Largo
4 Air and Variations
5 Water Music: Air
6 Water Music: Alla Hornpipe
7 Fireworks Music: La Réjouissance
8 Recorder Sonata in F major, Op. 1 No. 11 Larghetto
9 Judas Maccabaeus: See the conqu'ring hero comes
10 Rinaldo: Lascia ch'io pianga
11 Air with Variations, "Harmonious Blacksmith"
12 Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4 No. 5 Allegro
13 The Messiah - Chorus (For unto us a Child is Born)
14 The Messiah - Pifa
15 The Messiah - Recitative (Shepherd's Story/Glory to God)
16 The Messiah - Aria (He Shall Feed His Flock)
17 The Messiah - Hallelujah Chorus
18 Hallelujah Handel (excerpt)

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1 Serenade No. 13 in G major, K. 525 Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Allegro
2 Piano Sonata in C major, K. 545, Sonata Facile, Allegro
3 Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495 Rondo: Allegro vivace
4 The Magic Flute Papageno's Song
5 Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 Molto allegro
6 Piano Sonata in F major, K. 332 Allegro assai
7 Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major, K. 285 Adagio
8 Serenade No. 13 in G major, K. 525 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Rondo: Allegro
9 Piano Sonata in A major, K. 331 Andante grazioso, Variations
10 Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, K. 16 Molto allegro
11 Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, K. 16 Andante
12 Cassation in G major, K. 63 Andante
13 The Marriage of Figaro Overture
14 Ah, vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265 Variations on "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
15 The Magic Flute Marsch der Priester * Priests' March
16 The Magic Flute, K. 620, Overture
17 Serenade No. 10 in B major, K. 361 "Gran Partita" Rondo: Allegro molto
18 The Magic Flute Der Hölle Rache * The Queen of the Night's aria
19 Mozart's Magic Fantasy (excerpt)
20 Mozart's Magnificent Voyage (excerpt)

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1 THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, OP. 66 / La Fée Argent, Variation II * The Silver Fairy
2 THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, OP. 66 / Act I Valse * Waltz
3 THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, OP. 66 / Violente * Variation V
4 THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, OP. 66 / Panorama
5 THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, OP. 66 / Fée des Lilas, Variation VI * The Lilac Fairy Waltz
6 Marche Slav, Op. 31
7 THE NUTCRACKER / Overture
8 THE NUTCRACKER / Danse russe * Trépak - Russian Dance
9 THE NUTCRACKER / Danse de la Fée * Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
10 THE NUTCRACKER / Danse chinoise * Tea
11 THE NUTCRACKER / Valse des fleurs * Flower Waltz
12 THE NUTCRACKER / Danse arabe * Coffee
13 THE NUTCRACKER / Act II Divertissement * Chocolate * Spanish Dance
14 Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat Op. 23
15 Serenade for Strings In C Major, Op. 48 Waltz
16 SWAN LAKE / Act II, No. 10 Scene
17 SWAN LAKE / Valse * Waltz
18 SWAN LAKE / Danse napolitaine * Neopolitan Dance
19 SWAN LAKE / Tempo de valse * Waltz
20 Danse des cygnes * Dance of the Little Swans
21 1812 Festival Overture, Op. 49
22 Tchaikovsky Discovers America (excerpt)

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1 The Four Seasons, RV 269: "Spring" Allegro
2 The Four Seasons, RV 297: "Winter" Largo
3 Concerto in C major for Two Trumpets, RV 537, Allegro, I
4 Piccolo Concerto in C major, RV 443, Largo
5 Guitar Concerto in D major (Lute Concerto RV 93), Allegro
6 The Four Seasons, RV 293: "Autumn" Adagio molto
7 Concerto in C major for Two Trumpets, RV 537, Allegro, III
8 Flute Concerto in D major, RV 428: "Il Cardellino" Cantabile
9 Piccolo Concerto in C major, RV 443, Allegro, I
10 Guitar Concerto in D major (Lute Concerto RV 93), Largo
11 The Four Seasons: Violin Concerto, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315: "Summer" Presto
12 Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 3, No. 6, RV 356, Allegro
13 Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 3, No. 6, RV 356, Largo
14 Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 3, No. 6, RV 356, Presto
15 Piccolo Concerto in C major, RV 443, Allegro molto, III
16 The Four Seasons, RV 293: "Autumn" Allegro, I
17 Double Orchestra Concerto RV 585
18 Guitar Concerto in D major (Lute Concerto RV 93), Allegro, III
19 Concerto for Two Violins in A minor, Op. 3, No. 8, RV 522: "L'Estro Armonico" Allegro
20 Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery (excerpt)

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Creative Kids

For a child, the world of music should be an exciting journey of discovery, inspiring them to explore their creative potential. Music for Creative Kids is designed to stimulate the creative development of a child’s mind by introducing them to fun original music that entertains, educates, educates, and inspires creativity.

Developed, selected and produced by the award winning label The Children’s Group, who’s best selling Classical Kids and The Mozart Effect series won the hearts and minds of millions of children over the past two decades. Thanks to parents whose high standards demanded only the best educational music experience for their children.

AROUND THE HOUSE
Music for Creative Kids; Volume 1

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Track Piece Samples
1 Do The Hoover Manoeuver
2 Pizza Party
3 Dance, Dance
4 Wear a Hat
5 Nothing Gets Better Than That
6 Friends Like You
7 The Banana Banana Song
8 What To Do, What To Do
9 Giddy-Up Clip Clop
10 Why I'm Proud of Me
11 When We Work Together
12 Mr. Fly
13 Exploring
14 Teddy Bears and Dinosaurs
15 Let's Bake Cookies
16 Switch, Switch, Switcheroo
17 Birthday Wish
18 The Nap Song
MG. Karaoke Instrumental Versions
19 Do The Hoover Manoever (Inst)
20 The Banana Banana Song (Inst)
21 Why I'm Proud of Me (Inst)
22 Nothing Gets Better Than That (Inst)
23 Pizza Party (Inst)

Hey kids...color the poster and visit us online for all kinds of fun activities with the music, interactive games and contests.


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Beethoven Lives Upstairs
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Based on the award-winning and best-selling Classical Kids compact disc of the same name, Beethoven Lives Upstairs was hailed upon its original release in 1992 as "a video masterpiece" by the Boston Herald and "the best family film to appear in a long time?" by the Ottawa Citizen. The television special has been seen on HBO, PBS, CBC, the Family Channel and YTV and the home video has sold more than 250,000 copies in North America.

The arrival of an eccentric boarder turns a young boy's home upside-down. Ludwig van Beethoven has moved in upstairs!

Richly set in 19th century Vienna, Beethoven Lives Upstairs is a touching tale of music, friendship and genius. Based in part on historical fact, Beethoven Lives Upstairs features more than twenty-five beautifully performed excerpts of Beethoven's best-loved works.

With valuable Special Features including:

* Behind-the-Scenes Interviews
* Beethoven's Ninth Music Video
* English, French and Spanish language soundtracks
* A Classical Kids Music Gallery featuring more than 50 minutes of music
* Fully interactive DVD-ROM featuring a variety of arcade style musical games to inspire play and advance learning!


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Mr. Bach Comes to Call
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The Mr. Bach Comes to Call DVD, our newest Classical Kids film, continues the grand tradition of pure family entertainment found in our first Classical Kids movie, the Emmy award-winning Beethoven Lives Upstairs DVD. Based on the award-winning and best-selling Classical Kids recording of the same name, the 54-minute live action Mr. Bach Comes to Call DVD is based in part on historical fact and features more than twenty beautifully-performed excerpts of Bach's best-loved works by The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Bach Festival Orchestra.

The film captures the special friendship between a great composer and a young girl. After the dramatic send-off of Bach's music into space aboard the Voyager II, Mr. Bach unexpectedly arrives at the house of Elizabeth, a present-day child, who is awkwardly practicing Bach's famous Minuet in G.


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