- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: Zeezok Publishing (September 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1933573031
- ISBN-13: 978-1933573038
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #247,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Handel at the Court of Kings Paperback – September 1, 2006
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The stories are well-written and fascinating. They capture the imagination of a child, beginning as they do with the composer's own childhood and awakening love of music. The illustrations, black-and-white, are lively and engaging. Music for many compositions is included if you have a budding pianist in the house.
The companion CDs are mixed. They do include printable coloring pages, and they include recordings of each piece of music included in the text, which are many. However, they are digital recordings, not recordings of actual live musical performance, and therefore sound a bit tinny and sterile. I sometimes play these, but when I can, I try to find the same pieces on youtube recorded by real musicians, or in my own CD collection, so that my kids can hear how the real thing sounds. What a difference hearing a digital rendition of a Handel piece versus the real thing played on a harpsichord!
Other than that, these are delightful books. I intend to get the rest of the series as well.
Handel's biography was enjoyed by my boys - almost 10 and 12. We use the music CDs that accompany the stories which adds a great dimension - so much that my boys asked if they would be able to play the music once they have piano lessons.
I recommend everything by Opal Wheeler. Zeezok publishing has offered the books in hardcover and they are very nice books. Collect them & build your grandchildren's libraries....
I wanted more on the creation of the "Messiah" and had to read about it in "George Frideric Handel, Composer of Messiah" (Sowers) by Charles Ludwig. That was also a nice book, and much bigger.