Discover the main instruments of the orchestra accompanied by 10 sound clips of child-friendly famous pieces, including Lark Ascending, Flight of the Bumblebee, Carnival of the Animals, Children's Intermezzo Suite, and more.
Featuring 10 different sound buttons throughout the book that play 10-second clips of famous classical pieces performed by a live orchestra. Parents and carers - save the batteries, and your patience, with an on/off switch for the musical sounds located on the left of the back cover.
Tune up and take your seat - the orchestra is about to begin!
Introduce the maestro-in-making in your life to orchestral music. Follow Ava and Jayden on a magical journey as they discover the instruments of the orchestra and explore beautiful scenes inspired by the music. Young readers can discover instruments from the violin to the trumpet, and learn about the composers and their dazzling pieces. The spreads tell the story of the classical tune, while the sound button brings it to life.
Discover 10 famous classic pieces appropriate for children, including:
- Williams’ The Lark Ascending; - Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals - Rossini’s William Tell - Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee - Handel’s Messiah - Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake - Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue - Strauss’ Sunrise - Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 - Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor.
Ideal for young fans of classical music aged 4-7 years and those beginning to learn an instrument, The Very Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra is guaranteed to amaze and inspire. The story text leads you through magical scenes inspired by the orchestra and music with easy-to-read rhymes pulled out for younger readers and fascinating fact boxes to reinforce learning. The easy press buttons play 10 seconds of music each.
About the Author
Tim Lihoreau is the presenter of the biggest breakfast show on commercial radio: Classic FM's More Music Breakfast. Tim has won a multitude of awards for his radio writing and production on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as being the author of eleven books. His Modern Phobias has been translated into eleven languages. With a degree in music from the University of Leeds, he was a professional pianist before moving into radio. Along with his wife, he runs three amateur choirs in his home village in Cambridgeshire and regularly plays the organ at his local church. Philip Noyce has been the Managing Editor of Classic FM since March 2020 and a key part of the station for over a decade. In that time, he has written for a large array of radio programs and presenters, reaching millions of people. He has a first-class honors degree in Physics with Music from Royal Holloway, University of London and is a keen musician who plays the cello and electric bass.
Olga Baumert is an artist and illustrator. Originally from Poland, she studied Fine Art and Jewelry before moving to the UK where she received her degree in Graphic Design and Illustration at De Montfort University. She is mostly inspired by great stories, interaction between people and nature and natural open landscapes, ideally with tiny looking figures in it. Currently living and working in Leicestershire, her work is a mix of traditional techniques including gouache, watercolor, acrylic paint and color pencils.