I’ve got a free download for you today – a word search and listening checklist to help your kids engage with some fun classical music. Grab your printable download HERE and find a Spotify playlist HERE. Or enjoy the music with the listening links below!
Bach // Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
One of Bach’s most beautiful and recognizable pieces:
Beethoven // Symphony No. 5
Beethoven was deeply into his hearing loss when he composed this piece – the most famous opening notes in all of classical music:
Bizet // Farandole
A farandole is a dance — so get up and dance when you listen to this one!
Copland // An Outdoor Overture
One of Copland’s lesser known works, this piece captures the joy of being outside on a glorious day (ignore the typo in the video cover — a creative spelling of overture?).
Gershwin // An American in Paris
Inspired by Gershwin’s own life – literally, he was “an American in Paris” when he visited the city of lights in the 1920s:
Grieg // Piano Concerto in A Minor
The first ten seconds of the Norwegian’s most famous concerto are super famous — and powerful!
Handel // Water Music, “Hornpipe”
Part of a much larger collection of music, Handel’s Hornpipe has become a wedding recessional standard:
Mendelssohn // Hebrides Overture
This piece was inspired by Mendelssohn’s trip to the wild Scottish Highlands – this cave in particular!
Mozart // Symphony No. 41
Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 was his longest — and his last.
Rossini // The Barber of Seville Overture
Rossini is most known for his overtures, and this is one of the best:
Enjoy this fun music, my friends!