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|Stephen  Foster, John Philip Sousa, Jacques Offenbach|
The Stories Of Foster And Sousa
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Children's Music
This hour long CD intersperses about 30 minutes narration of the composer s life with his most important pieces of music, followed by about 30 minutes of uninterrupted music. Recommended by Laura Berquist Syllabus Grades 2... more »
This hour long CD intersperses about 30 minutes narration of the composer s life with his most important pieces of music, followed by about 30 minutes of uninterrupted music. Recommended by Laura Berquist Syllabus Grades 2 and 3Author: Music Masters SeriesGrade 1 - 8 Audio CD Publisher: Vox Music MastersUPC 0-47163-85152-0
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Excellent intro to Foster and Sousa
David L Hutchins | Mesa, AZ | 02/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a tremendous value considering the price and the number of tracks that you get. The renditions are not bad, but I have heard better Foster. There is a lot of narration, which makes this a great teaching tool to introduce Foster and Sousa. The narration is a bit more for Foster than Sousa. Some of the Foster songs seem to be cut a little short, giving you what is really more of a sampler than a rich collection of complete Foster songs. The Sousa marches seem to be a little longer and don't have quite as much narration. Even though both men were well known American composers, their type of music was quite different, so it's kind of an odd paring on this album. It's a pleasant listen, but not a "must have" item unless you don't have much Foster or Sousa in your music collection; it's a good starter album. Great for kids who might be interested in learning about these two famous composers."
snagalpuss | goober tennesee | 05/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this cd gas a great selection of music on it. the sound of the music is perfectly clear and i definately reccomend it. it is an ideal disc for all march fans. two of the greatest american composers on one disc. this is also a great deal considering the amount of songs on this disc. definately but this cd."