Remembering Music

Music. The universal language. It can say for us what we can't say for ourselves. Without saying a word, music can remind us of the occasions of our lives, the events, the celebrations, the transitions. George Sand wrote, "It is extraordinary how music sends one back into memories of the past." It is extraordinary.

Remembering Music complete kit comprises:

Media Presentation on DVD with 12-page Guide in Binder. "Keeping Time." (20 minutes) Music provides the rhythm for our lives, for our memories, and for our moods. And for the future, if we pass on our musical traditions. The DVD has subtitles.

Sing-Along Songs and More on CD with Guide in Binder. Five sing-along songs: "I'd like to Teach the World to Sing," "The Band Played On," "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "A Place in the Choir," and from the DVD "Music in My Mother's House." Then, in a 20-minute program called "The Music of the Earth," Prof. Emeritus Francis Hole uses his violin and his imagination to present the music of the soil, the wind, and the trees.

25 Booklets. Chorus Lines includes a poem, photos, quotable quotes, and singable songs: The last two pages accompany the special program the CD. A best bet is the cover photo of break dancers at the Royal Corset Company in Worcester, MA.

25 Handouts. A large-print quiz to test knowledge of states, cities, countries and streets that appear in popular songs is titled "How's Your Musical Geography?"

Skits. Three skits for two characters each. Humorous conversations about a budding musical career, a musical shopping list, and the evils of dance. Three large-print scripts for each of the skits.

Player piano roll. A real player piano roll in a box. Unroll it for the lyrics to a popular tune.

Music box. Watch it play a popular tune; the works are encased in clear plastic.

Dance card. A large-print reproduction of one we found at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Complete with a pencil on a cord.

Manual. Helpful hints for using each of the kit pieces and resources and ideas for a whole series of music programs. (112 pages)

Kit bag. Holds everything together in a convenient carrying case of navy blue and yellow vinyl. Includes window pocket and luggage tag labels.

MU105 $300