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"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from My Music Box: Little Classical Masterpieces for My Baby
“Dance of the Sugar Plan Fairy” was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for The Nutcracker ballet. The choreographer asked Tchaikovsky to make the music sounds like “drops of water shooting from a fountain.” Listen to this composition and more in 𝘔𝘺 𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘉𝘰𝘹: 𝘓𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘊𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘔𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘔𝘺 𝘉𝘢𝘣𝘺. Performed by Ludmila Berlinskaïa and Arthur Ancelle Illustrations by Élodie Nouhen. Visit www.thesecretmountain.com for more details.
"In a Boat" from My Music Box: Little Classical Masterpieces for My Baby
Drift away with 𝘔𝘺 𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘉𝘰𝘹: 𝘓𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘊𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘔𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘔𝘺 𝘉𝘢𝘣𝘺. Claude Debussy composed Petite Suite as a duet for the piano. The first movement, “In a Boat” evokes the feeling of floating across the moonlit water. Performed by Ludmila Berlinskaïa and Arthur Ancelle Illustrations by Élodie Nouhen. Visit www.thesecretmountain.com for more details.
My Music Box, A Musical Picture Book
Open up the fairy tale and dreamlike worlds imagined by renowned classical composers for the piano. Compositions transport listeners to France and Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when the instrument was the preferred way to introduce children to the magic of music. Explore the poignant yet fleeting fears and joys of childhood with 20 miniature movements for two- and four-hand piano by Bizet, Debussy, Liadov, Moussorgsky, Ravel, Tchaikovsky and others. Brief explanatory notes and illustrations accompany each musical work. • Discover the book at www.thesecretmountain.com
How to Make Paper Birds and Flowers
Difficulty: Easy For this craft, you’ll need: A few sheets of coloured paper, crayons or markers, scissors and glue.
The Piano - The Secret Mountain
Maestro Evarista is a conductor in search of an orchestra. With a heavy cart full of instruments, the little lizard sets out to find musicians. One by one, she comes across an assortment of animals who lighten her load as they pick their parts in what becomes a ten-member menagerie. Her cart finally empty and her heart full, Maestro Evarista takes the lead in a concert that proves big dreams do come true with a little hard work to see them through.
Maestro Evarista's Orchestra, A Musical Children's Picture Book
Maestro Evarista is a conductor in search of an orchestra. With a heavy cart full of instruments, the little lizard sets out to find musicians. One by one, she comes across an assortment of animals who lighten her load as they pick their parts in what becomes a ten-member menagerie. Her cart finally empty and her heart full, Maestro Evarista takes the lead in a concert that proves big dreams do come true with a little hard work to see them through. In a twist on the classic accordion format, this tale unfolds page by page and animal by animal until the full orchestra is presented across a panoramic, ten-panel spread. Introduced in rhyming verse, a vibrant cast of characters appears against a bold black backdrop to set the stage for readers of all ages. Discover more at: https://www.th
Discover the pipa, a treasured sound and symbol of Chinese culture.
Revered in China as the “king” of folk instruments, the pipa is a treasured symbol and sound of Chinese culture. With roots that reach back to the Qin Dynasty, the pipa's repertoire draws from a wellspring of ancient poetry and folklore. Discover more about the instrument in The Four Seasons of the Pipa, a tale about a young girl who dreams about visiting her grandfather in faraway Kunming, China. The intricately illustrated story is accompanied by 11 stirring instrumental performances by world-renowned pipa master Liu Fang. Download our free teaching guide to engage with the pipa and its history: https://www.thesecretmountain.com/teaching-guides/. Themes include Asian heritage, AAPI, second-generation immigrant families, and more. Story Patrick Lacoursière Illustrations Josée Bis
The Four Seasons of the Pipa, A Musical Picture Book
On a cold winter night, a young girl dreams of visiting her faraway grandfather in Kunming, a magical place in China known as the eternal city of spring. As gusts of snow blow outside her window, the gentle sound of her mother plucking the pipa in the family room wraps around her like a warm blanket. The intricately illustrated story is accompanied by 11 stirring instrumental performances by world-renowned pipa master Liu Fang. With roots that reach back to the Qin Dynasty, the pipa’s repertoire draws from a wellspring of ancient poetry and folklore, summoning themes of natural splendor that resonate across generations. Notes on the origin of the pipa and each composition appear at the end of the book. Discover the book at www.thesecretmountain.com
A look inside the musical picture book Free to Be Me
Awaken children’s vocabularies with this sunny collection of folk-pop songs. These upbeat melodies and accessible lyrics were written to help budding language learners discover how to share their feelings, hopes, and dreams. Young readers will have a blast singing their hearts out to songs about emotions, courage, family, and more! The picture book features the illustrated lyrics of each song followed by activity ideas for teaching English.
Free to Be Me: Learn English with a musical picture book!
Awaken children's vocabularies with this sunny collection of folk pop songs: 1. Listen to the music. 2. Sing along with the lyrics. 3. Use the activity guide to delve deeper! Discover more: https://www.thesecretmountain.com/portfolio/free-to-be-me/