The lives and music of six famous composers come to life in this historic and entertaining resource collection of composer stories, original songs and listening map activities. Your students will enjoy acting out these age-appealing stories and performing a variety of musical styles with the original songs that accompany them. Make music listening fun and active with the beautifully designed full-color listening maps, easy-to-follow lesson plans and full-length orchestral recording. The six featured masterworks are: Variations on a Theme (Mozart); Chorale from "Cantate No. 147" (J.S. Bach); Hallelujah Chorus from "Messiah" (Handel); March from "The Love for Three Oranges" (Prokofiev); Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven); and Finale from "Firebird" (Stravinsky). The teacher's edition offers piano/vocal arrangements, a helpful production guide, and lesson plans for the listening map activities. Full-color singer editions feature song vocals, composer stories and listening maps. The 2-CD pak provides performance/ accompaniment tracks for the songs and the six masterwork recordings.