Music for Children, Volume 2

Catalog: 49012190

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Carl Orff devoted much of his life to music for children. His pioneering work continues under the guidance of teachers and educators in many countries. The five basic German volumes of Music for Children by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman were published between 1950 and 1954. The considerable growth of Orff-Schulwerk in the United States led to the publication of the American Edition (1977) to satisfy the requirements of a different educational system and national heritage.

Music for Children is a stimulating source of material for music teaching. Orff's fundamental educational ideas have revitalized music education from nursery schools to secondary education and in special music schools, based on the concepts that music, dance and language are interrelated and animated through rhythm. At the opening of the Orff Institute in Salzburg in 1963, Carl Orff ended his speech with a quotation from Schiller: 'I have done my part, now do yours.' That challenge has been taken up by teachers worldwide.

This edition follows the tradition of Schulwerk editions from other countries and contains some vocal and instrumental material from the original Schulwerk. However, most of the material has been contributed by leading educators using material developed in American classrooms that reflects the vast panorama of the cultural heritage of the United States. Photographs and sample lessons illustrate the work. In all volumes there are several articles, each dealing with a specific topic within the field of Music and Dance Education. These unique volumes provide a rich and varied source of material which will stimulate the imagination of Orff-Schulwerk teachers everywhere.

Contributors of Volume 2: Tossi Aaron, Arnold E. Burkart, Isabel Carley, Gerald P. Dyck, Nancy Ferguson, Jane Frazee, Ruth Pollock Hamm, Maureen Kennedy, Susan Kennedy, Marcia Lunz, Joachim Matthesius, Grace Nash, Erik Nielsen, Sue Ellen Page, Martha Pline Polon, Jacobeth Postl, Pat Riello, Konnie Saliba, Miriam Samuelson, Donald Slagel, Judith Thomas, Martha Maybury Wampler.

Publisher: Schott
Composer/Author: Orff / Keetman
Catalog Number: 49012190
Pages: 248

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