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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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America - with CD
from Diana Waring Presents
for 1st-6th grade
in Diana Waring History Revealed (Location: B03-05B)
Appreciating Music - Student Textbook
2nd edition from Bob Jones University Press
for 7th-12th grade
in BJU Music Curriculum (Location: AMU-05E)
Bach's Goldberg Variations
by Anna Harwell Celenza & JoAnn E. Kitchel
from Charlesbridge
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
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)
Beethoven Lives Upstairs
by Barbara Nichol
for 3rd-8th grade
in Music History (Location: AMU-05C)
Beethoven Lives Upstairs
by Barbara Nichol
from Scholastic Reference
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Music History (Location: AMU-05C)
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)
Book of Music
by Gill Rowley
from Bounty Books
for 8th-Adult
in Music History (Location: AMU-05C)
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)
Classical Music for Dummies
by David Pogue, Scott Speck
2nd edition from For Dummies
for 3rd-7th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
Dance Me a Story
by Jane Rosenberg
from Thames and Hudson
for 3rd-8th grade
in Dance (Location: ART-03B)
Family Worship Hymnal - Standard Edition
by Edward Shewan & Michael McHugh
from Christian Liberty Press
for Adult
in Hymnals & Psalters (Location: C06-02F)
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)
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)
Meet the Great Composers Book 1
by June Montgomery, Maurice Hison
from Alfred Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
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)
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)
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)
Meet The Great Composers Book 2 (with CD)
by Maurice Hinson
from Alfred Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
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)
Meet the Orchestra
by Ann Hayes
from Harcourt
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
Mozart's Magic Fantasy - CD
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
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)
Music Appreciation - Bundle
from Zeezok Publishing
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
Music Appreciation - Coloring Book
from Zeezok Publishing
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
Music Appreciation - Music Discs
from Zeezok Publishing
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
Music Appreciation - Set
from Zeezok Publishing
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
Music Appreciation - Student Book 1
from Zeezok Publishing
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
Music of the Great Composers
by Patrick Kavanaugh
from Zondervan
for 9th-Adult
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder - with CD
Experience History Through Music
by Diana Waring
from Diana Waring Presents
for 1st-6th grade
in Diana Waring History Revealed (Location: B03-05B)
Pictures at an Exhibition
by Anna Harwell Celenza & JoAnn E. Kitchel
from Charlesbridge
Picture Book Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
Profound Effects of Music on Life
by Andrew Pudewa
from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 8th-12th grade
in Music Education & Reference (Location: AMU-05A)
Say Hello to Classical Music - Audio CD
by Marie Hazell
from My Father's World
for Kindergarten-5th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
Sing Me a Story
by Jane Rosenberg
from Thames and Hudson
for 2nd-6th grade
in Opera & Choral Music (Location: AMU-04B)
St. Matthew Passion
by J. S. Bach
for All Ages
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Story of Beethoven with Music
from My Father's World
for 3rd-8th grade
in Music Masters CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Story of Haydn with Music
from My Father's World
for 3rd-8th grade
in Music Masters CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Story of the Orchestra
by Robert Levine
from Black Dog & Leventhal
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
Strike Up the Orchestra
from Friedman / Fairfax
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
Tchaikovsky Discovers America - CD
by Classical Kids
from Classical Kids
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Those Amazing Musical Instruments!
1 Har/Cdr from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
for 1st-6th grade
in Musical Instruments (Location: AMU-00T)
Ultimate Guitar Chord Chart
by June Montgomery, Maurice Hinson
from Hal Leonard Corp
for 4th-Adult
in Guitar & Bass Instruction (Location: AMU-02A)
Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery - CD
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Westward Ho! - with CD
Experience History Through Music
by Diana Waring
from Diana Waring Presents
for 1st-6th grade
in Diana Waring History Revealed (Location: B03-05B)
Young People's Book of Music
by Keith Spence
from Millbrook Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
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