Classic FM & DK Children Released Music Book For Children
The Very Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is a picture music book authored by Tim Lihoreau and Philip Noyce.
Discover the main instruments of the orchestra accompanied by 10 sound clips of child-friendly famous pieces, including Lark Ascending, Flight of the Bumblebee, Carnival of the Animals, Children’s Intermezzo Suite, and more.
Published by DK Children
By Tim Lihoreau, Philip Noyce
Illustrated by Olga Baumert
Featuring 10 different sound buttons throughout the book that play 10-second clips of famous classical pieces performed by a live orchestra. Parents and carers – save the batteries, and your patience, with an on/off switch for the musical sounds located on the left of the back cover.
Tune up and take your seat – the orchestra is about to begin!
Introduce the maestro-in-making in your life to orchestral music. Follow Ava and Jayden on a magical journey as they discover the instruments of the orchestra and explore beautiful scenes inspired by the music. Young readers can discover instruments from the violin to the trumpet, and learn about the composers and their dazzling pieces. The spreads tell the story of the classical tune, while the sound button brings it to life.
Discover 10 famous classic pieces appropriate for children, including;
- Williams’ The Lark Ascending
- Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals
- Rossini’s William Tell
- Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee
- Handel’s Messiah
- Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake
- Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
- Strauss’ Sunrise
- Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4
- Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor.
Ideal for young fans of classical music aged 4-7 years and those beginning to learn an instrument, The Very Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is guaranteed to amaze and inspire. The story text leads you through magical scenes inspired by the orchestra and music with easy-to-read rhymes pulled out for younger readers and fascinating fact boxes to reinforce learning. The easy press buttons play 10 seconds of music each.
On Weekdays from 6-9am, Tim Lihoreau plays the best mix of music to start your day on Classic FM’s More Music Breakfast.
Olga Baumert is an artist and illustrator. Originally from Poland, she studied Fine Art and Jewellery before moving to the UK where she received her degree in Graphic Design and Illustration at De Montfort University. She is mostly inspired by great stories, interaction between people and nature and natural open landscapes, ideally with tiny looking figures in it. Currently living and working in Leicester, her work is a mix of traditional techniques including gouache, watercolour, acrylic paint and colour pencils.