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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African-American Arts: Music
by written by Angela Shelf Medearis and Michael R. Medearis
from Millbrook Press
for 6th-Adult
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
America - with CD
from Diana Waring Presents
for 1st-6th grade
in Diana Waring History Revealed (Location: OLD-HIS)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Bach's Goldberg Variations
by Anna Harwell Celenza & JoAnn E. Kitchel
from Charlesbridge
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$16.95
Beatles (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers)
by Mike Venezia
from Children's Press
in Music History (Location: ELE-MUSHIS)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Beethoven Lives Upstairs - CD
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: CD)
Beethoven's Heroic Symphony (Once Upon a Masterpiece)
from Charlesbridge
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$16.95
Best of Tchaikovsky
from My Father's World
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Music CDs (Location: CD)
Blue Moo - book with CD
by Sandra Boynton
from Workman Publishing
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Book of Music
by Gill Rowley
from Bounty Books
for 8th-Adult
in Music History (Location: ELE-MUSHIS)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Boy Who Loved Music
by David Lasker
1st edition from Viking Press
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Bravo! Brava!
by Anne Siberell
from Oxford University
for 3rd-8th grade
in Opera & Choral Music (Location: ELE-MUSOP)
$24.00 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Child's Introduction to the Orchestra
by Robert Levine
First Revised Edition from Black Dog & Leventhal
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$19.99
Classical Music for Dummies
by David Pogue, Scott Speck
2nd edition from For Dummies
for 3rd-7th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$24.99
Color the Christmas Classics with CD
for 1st-3rd grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Composer's World: Claude Debussy
by Wendy Thompson
from Faber & Faber
for 4th-7th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Dance Me a Story
by Jane Rosenberg
from Thames and Hudson
for 3rd-8th grade
in Dance (Location: ELE-DANCE)
$12.00 (3 in stock)
Family Worship Hymnal - Standard Edition
by Edward Shewan & Michael McHugh
from Christian Liberty Press
for Adult
in Hymnals & Psalters (Location: XWO-HYMN)
$11.00
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: ELE-MUSAP)
Golden Encyclopedia of Music
by Norman Lloyd
from Western Publishing
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Hallelujah Handel - CD
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: CD)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Haydn's Farewell Symphony
by Anna Harwell Celenza & JoAnn E. Kitchel
from Charlesbridge
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$16.95
Man with the Violin
by Kathy Stinson, Illustrated by Dusan Petricic, with a postscript by Joshua Bell
from Annick Press
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$9.95
Masters of Music: Debussy
by Percy M. Young, Illustrated by Richard Shirley Smith
from David White
for 8th-Adult
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$9.00 (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: ELE-MUSAP)
$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: ELE-MUSAP)
$20.00
Meet The Great Composers Book 2
by June C. Montgomery, Maurice Hinson
from Alfred Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$7.50 $5.00 (1 in stock)
Meet The Great Composers Book 2 (with CD)
by Maurice Hinson
from Alfred Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$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: ELE-MUSAP)
$20.00
Meet the Orchestra
by Ann Hayes
from Harcourt
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$7.99
Mozart's Magic Fantasy - CD
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: CD)
Mozart's Magnificent Voyage - CD
Classical Kids
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: CD)
Mozart: A Bicentennial Tribute
by Wendy Thompson
from Chartwell Books
for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Mr. Bach Comes to Call - CD
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
Music Appreciation - Bundle
from Zeezok Publishing
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
Music Appreciation - Coloring Book
from Zeezok Publishing
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$5.99
Music Appreciation - Music Discs
from Zeezok Publishing
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$29.99
Music Appreciation - Set
from Zeezok Publishing
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
Music Appreciation - Student Book 1
by Elizabeth Tanner & Judy Wilcox
from Zeezok Publishing
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
Music Appreciation 1 - Music on USB Flash Drive
from Zeezok Publishing
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$29.99
Music Appreciation 2 - Coloring Book
from Zeezok Publishing
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$8.99
Music Appreciation 2 - Lapbook
from Zeezok Publishing
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$15.99
Music Appreciation 2 - Student Book
by Elizabeth Tanner & Judy Wilcox
from Zeezok Publishing
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$59.99
Music of the Great Composers
by Patrick Kavanaugh
from Zondervan
for 9th-Adult
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$21.99 $15.00 (1 in stock)
Music Pack
for 3rd-12th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Music Study with the Masters: Beethoven 1770-1827
by Sonya Shafer
from Simply Charlotte Mason
for 3rd-8th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
Music Study with the Masters: Haydn 1732-1809
by Sonya Shafer
from Simply Charlotte Mason
for 3rd-8th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
Music Study with the Masters: Mendelssohn 1809-1847
by Sonya Shafer
from Simply Charlotte Mason
for 3rd-8th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$16.50 (1 in stock)
Music Theory II
by Nick Kozar
Second Edition from A Beka Books
for 4th-5th grade
in Clearance: Art & Music (Location: ZCLE-ART)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
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: OLD-HIS)
My First Classical Music Book
by written by Genevieve Helsby; illustrated by Jason Chapman
from Naxos Books
for 1st-4th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
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