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Classical Music in Illustrated Song

Posted on: May 27, 2014

Classical compositions in Illustrated Songs for children.

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beethoven's wig (read along symphony)
Beethoven’s Wig
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Words by Richard Perlmutter
Illustrated by Maria Rosetti

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Behold the Bold Umbreallaphant (Poems by Jack Prelutsky, Music by Lucas Richman)
Carnival of the Animals (Poems by Jack Prelutsky, Music by Camille Saint-Saens)
Performed by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Click here to preview the tracks:
http://www.amazon.com/Behold-Bold-Umbrellaphant-Jack-Prelutsky/dp/B005ZOGCHG/ref=sr_1_1_digr?ie=UTF8&qid=1347301466&sr=8-1

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Carnival of the Animals
Music by Camille Saint-Saens
Poems by John Lithgow
Illustrated by Boris Kulikov
More info here:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-lithgow/

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The Carnival of the Animals
Poems by Jack Prelutsky
Composed by Camille Saint-Saens
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre

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Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah
Words by Allan Sherman and Lou Busch
Illustrated by Jack E. Davis
This wonderful novelty song is set to the tune of Amilcare Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours.”

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Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah
Words by Allan Sherman
Music Adapted from Amilcare Poncielli’s “Dance of the Hours” by Lou Busch
Illustrated by Syd Hoff
Published by Puffin Books, New York, 1964
ISBN 0-14-240638-4

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Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Traditional Tune (also Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major)
Words by Anonymous
Illustrations by Andrea Gabriel

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jolly-old-st-nicholas-katherine-wilson
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Traditional Tune (also Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major)
Words by Anonymous
Illustrated by Katherine Wilson

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JOLLY OLD ST. NICHOLAS is featured in:

Stories of Santa (Up on the Housetop, Jolly Old St. Nicholas)

Words and Music by (or attributed to), Benjamin Russell Hanby
Traditional Tunes (including Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major)
Words by Anonymous
Illustrated by “Hallmark Archives and Design Collection”

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Winter Song
Poem by William Shakespeare
From Shakespeare’s play LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST
Introduction by Alice Provensen
Illustrated by Melanie Hall
Musical Settings by Various Artists (Including Thomas Arne, 18th c.)
Sing-along with Emily’s instrumental, prepared by Paul Raiman (www.MyRehearsalPianist.com)
(This poem may also be known as “Winter Song,” “Winter’s Song,” “Winter,” “Owl Song,” and, by its first line, “When icicles hang by the wall”)

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The Composer is Dead
Text by Lemony Snicket
Music by Nathaniel Stookey
Illustrated by Carson Ellis

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Related Posts

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SHAKESPEARE
William Shakespeare in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/shakespeare-in-singable-picture-books/

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GILBERT & SULLIVAN
The Singable Picture Books of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/singable-picture-books-of-gilbert-sullivan/

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NOT NECESSARILY SINGABLE, BUT MUSIC RELATED ON SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, THE BLOG
This is a list of Picture Books that are not necessarily singable, but which have appeared in my blog as books which embrace music as an important and enriching part of our lives.  For a more comprehensive list (including books which have not yet made their way into the Sing Books blog) please see the Pinterest link just below this one:

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/picture-books-not-necessarily-singable-which-embrase-music-as-an-important-and-enriching-component-of-our-lives/

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NOAH’S ARK

A List of Singable Picture Book Songs about Noah’s Journey with an Ark Full of Animals
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/noahs-ark-in-singable-picture-books/

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Classic Children’s Songs, a Remarkable CD Collects Musical Settings of Many Illustrated Classic Poems for Children
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/classic-childrens-songs-a-remarkable-cd-collects-musical-settings-of-many-illustrated-classic-poems-for-children/

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CLASSICAL MUSIC IN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/classical-music-in-illustrated-song/

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