Music Appreciation

Music is so much a part of our modern culture that even those who never took a class can't say they don't appreciate music. Of course there is a difference between appreciating the existence of music and being able to understand the complexities of music. In today's musically illiterate environment the former is certainly more prevalent than the latter.

Psalm 47:7 tells us to sing praises with understanding (sometimes translated as "with a skillful psalm") There is certainly the case to be made that a responsible Christian has a duty to gain understanding of music, if only to be able to sing and write excellent worship music. But especially today, with millenia of music literally at our fingertips, we have more of an obligation than ever to be listening with understanding.

In most schools music appreciation is merely a code word for Western Classical music appreciation, and the books we carry reflect that. But that's not to say you cannot appreciate music written after the 1900s, and we encourage you to learn as much about a wide variety of music as you can.

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Alice in Orchestralia
by Ernest LaPrade
for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
America - with CD
from Diana Waring Presents
for 1st-6th grade
in Diana Waring History Revealed (Location: B03-05B)
Bach's Goldberg Variations
by Anna Harwell Celenza & JoAnn E. Kitchel
from Charlesbridge
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$16.95
Barefoot Book of Stories from the Opera
by Shahrukh Husain
1st edition from Barefoot Books
for 2nd-6th grade
in Opera & Choral Music (Location: AMU-04B)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Beatles (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers)
by Mike Venezia
from Children's Press
in Music History (Location: AMU-05C)
Beethoven Lives Upstairs
by Barbara Nichol
for 3rd-8th grade
in Music History (Location: AMU-05C)
$4.00 (2 in stock)
Beethoven Lives Upstairs
by Barbara Nichol
from Scholastic Reference
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Music History (Location: AMU-05C)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Beethoven Lives Upstairs - CD
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Beethoven's Heroic Symphony (Once Upon a Masterpiece)
from Charlesbridge
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$16.95
Best of Beethoven
from My Father's World
for 3rd-8th grade
in Music History (Location: AMU-05C)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Book of Music
by Gill Rowley
from Bounty Books
for 8th-Adult
in Music History (Location: AMU-05C)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Book of Musical Anecdotes
by Norman Lebrecht
American ed from Free Press
for 8-a
in Music History (Location: AMU-05C)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Boy Who Loved Music
by David Lasker
1st edition from Viking Press
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
Bravo! Brava!
by Anne Siberell
from Oxford University
for 3rd-8th grade
in Opera & Choral Music (Location: AMU-04B)
$26.00 $17.50 (2 in stock)
Can You Hear It?
by William Lach
from Abrams Books for Young Readers
for Preschool-4th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Classical Music for Dummies
by David Pogue, Scott Speck
2nd edition from For Dummies
for 3rd-7th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$24.99
Classical Music Stories
by Cynthia Adams
from Instructional Fair
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Color the Christmas Classics
for 1st-3rd grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Color the Classics - Godly Composers
by Carmen Ziarkowski
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$6.00 (2 in stock)
Color the Classics Hymn Writers
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$4.00 (2 in stock)
Composer's World: Claude Debussy
by Wendy Thompson
from Faber & Faber
for 4th-7th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Dance Me a Story
by Jane Rosenberg
from Thames and Hudson
for 3rd-8th grade
in Dance (Location: ART-03B)
$14.00 (4 in stock)
Daydreams and Lullabies - CD
by Classical Kids
from Classical Kids
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Drummer Who Lost His Beat
by Stephanie Bloom
First Edition
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$4.55 (1 in stock)
Encyclopedia of Music
by Max Wade-Matthews, Wendy Thompson
from Hermes House
for 7th-12th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments
by Robert Dearling
from Smithmark Publishers
for 4th-12th grade
in Musical Instruments (Location: AMU-00T)
$18.00 (1 in stock)
Family Worship Hymnal - Standard Edition
by Edward Shewan & Michael McHugh
from Christian Liberty Press
for Adult
in Hymnals & Psalters (Location: C06-02F)
$12.80
Farewell Symphony
by Anna Harwell Celenza & JoAnn E. Kitchel
from Charlesbridge
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
Farewell Symphony
by Anna Harwell Celenza & JoAnn E. Kitchel
from Charlesbridge
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$16.95
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
by Anna Harwell Celenza & JoAnn E. Kitchel
from Charlesbridge
Picture Book Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$21.95
Great Courses- Tchaikovsky - His Life and Music
Great Courses
by Robert Greenberg
from The Teaching Company
for 9th-Adult
in Music History (Location: AMU-05C)
$30.00 (1 in stock)
Hallelujah Handel - CD
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Heroic Symphony
by Anna Harwell Celenza & JoAnn E. Kitchel
from Charlesbridge
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$19.95
Illustrated History of Music for Young Musicians (20th Century)
by Giles Comeau, Rosemary Covert
for 4th-8th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$18.00 (1 in stock)
Larousse Encyclopedia of Music
by Geoffrey Hindley
from Book Sales Inc.
for 7th-Adult
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Larousse Encyclopedia of Music
by Geoffrey Hindley
from World Publishing Company
for 9th-Adult
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Meet the Great Composers Book 1
by June Montgomery, Maurice Hison
from Alfred Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$10.99 $7.50 (1 in stock)
Meet The Great Composers Book 1 (with CD)
by June Montgomery, Maurice Hinson
from Alfred Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$20.99
Meet The Great Composers Book 1: Classroom Kit
by June Montgomery, Maurice Hinson
from Alfred Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$29.95
Meet The Great Composers Book 2
by June C. Montgomery, Maurice Hinson
from Alfred Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$8.95
Meet The Great Composers Book 2 (with CD)
by Maurice Hinson
from Alfred Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$20.99
Meet The Great Composers Book 2: Classroom Kit
by June Montgomery, Maurice Hinson
from Alfred Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$29.95
Meet the Orchestra
by Ann Hayes
from Harcourt
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$7.99 $3.15 (1 in stock)
More Than Mozart
from Barnes & Noble
for 9th-Adult
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$18.00 (1 in stock)
Mozart's Magic Fantasy - CD
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Mozart's Magnificent Voyage - CD
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Mr. Bach Comes to Call - CD
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
Music & Moments with the Masters - Comprehensive Study Guide
by David & Shirley Quine
from Cornerstone Curriculum
for Preschool-Adult
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Music Appreciation - Bundle
from Zeezok Publishing
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$194.32
Music Appreciation - Coloring Book
from Zeezok Publishing
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
$5.99
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