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 American Hymns in Classical Music


Charles Ives loved to put hymns into his music. Several other composers borrowed hymn tunes; here are several examples from 20th Century American compositions.   [MORE]



MUSICAL DICTIONARY

MUSICAL DICTIONARY
Charles Ives got his first paying job as an organist when he was only 14 The Classics for Kids interactive dictionary helps you identify musical instruments like the organ and understand the meaning of musical terms like melody with examples for listening.

WHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE A CONDUCTOR

WHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE A CONDUCTOR
Music was not Charles Ives's career. He was a business man who wrote music in his spare time. But, what is like to have a musical job? Keri-Lynn Wilson tells Naomi Lewin what it is like to be a conductor.

GAMES

GAMES
Spell using note names or become a rhythm master. Classics for Kids has fun games for you to play.

LESSON PLANS

LESSON PLANS
Teachers - Classics for Kids' lesson plans, including NEW plans based on Gustav Holst's "Jupiter" from The Planets can help your students learn about music and more. Download the FREE lessons and materials for your classroom today.

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