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Overview intelligent book, neatly executed, and just insouciant enough to maintain adult interest
— The Toronto Globe and Mail

The Orchestra, a non-fiction book for children, introduces musical instruments, basic musical concepts and the symphonic orchestra. The very straight-forward text is accompanied by playful, but accurate, drawings. A number of musical concepts are explored, among them harmony, tempo and dynamics. The role of the composer and conductor are explored and each musical instrument described. A subplot, apparent only through the illustrations, shows two children who wend their way through the orchestra's rehearsal, visiting the instrument families, and culminates in a full-dress concert.

Comprehensive, but simple in its approach, the book combines solid information with an enjoyable format.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780920668993
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 03/01/1992
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 44
Sales rank: 1,228,077
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mark Rubin has produced a number of films and television shows for young children. Victor Feldbrill, conductor of the Toronto Symphony program for young children, has reviewed the text for accuracy.

Alan Daniel has illustrated a number of books, among them Flying and Swimming Creatures and The Bait Chopper.

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