Exploring Music 1, Peter and the Wolf - Books - Living Paintings

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Exploring Music 1, Peter and the Wolf

Suitable for: 5-7 years (Key stage 1), 7-11 years (Key stage 2), Teachers

Sponsored by: D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

This resource is designed to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra through the work Peter and the Wolf, composed by the great Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. Tactile pictures depict several instruments from this piece of music, and the sounds each instrument makes are explored on the audio guide. This resource book may support subjects in the National Curriculum and is great as an educational resource in class. also good for home-schooling, homework-help, project work, independent learning and reading for pleasure.

Includes picture book: Peter and the Wolf retold and illustrated by Ian Beck: This timeless tale is beautifully retold and illustrated and is a wonderful introduction to the world of music. Each character in the story has a special tune played on a different instrument.

Listen to an audio clip

The strings represent Peter, the boy who lives with his Grandfather. Peter is the main character in the story and the strings lead all the families in the orchestra.
In the string family there are four different instruments the violin, the viola, the violoncello and the double bass. They are all exactly the same shape but vary greatly in size. A normal adult violin is about 58 cm long and a violinist can sit on a chair and tuck it under his chin to play it, but a double bass player has to stand up to play his massive instrument which can be up to as much as 150cm long. This is almost as tall as he is.

What's inside

  • A picture book with painted tactile pictures and braille.
  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • A large print colour image pack.
  • Guidance notes for parents and teachers to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Flute & Bassoon
French Horn

Inside the picture book:
Boy in Russian Clothing (Peter) & Old Man with Walking Stick (Grandfather)
Wooden House, Duck,Cat and Bird, Violin, Oboe & Clarinet

What our members say

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World Music He loved descriptions and in particular the music. We used it in conjunction with literary work on World Cup countries! Janine
Spellbinding Thank you so much for this wonderful book and accompanying music. Our pupil had the most exciting and rewarding time listening to the sounds of the different characters played by the diffent instruments. She was spellbound. Rose
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