Music Through the Grades, In the Light of the Developing Child, by Diane Ingraham Barnes, Music recorded by Godfrey Nelson. The music included in this book appeals to children's inborn capacity to experience the musical element that runs like a creative, life-giving stream through their lives. At a young age this stream is like a little brook that sounds playfully in the Mood of the Fifth. By Eight Grade it has become a polyphonous affair with greater depth and power. The songs for each grade follow the seasons throughout the school year. The recordings of the songs for the first three grades are for teachers who prefer to learn by listening.
This book is specifically written for music teachers and/or class teachers in Waldorf schools who are in need of concepts, ideas, materials for building up a comprehensive music program. The accompanying 3 CDs are only for adults, to help those who are struggling to read music to learn as they listen.
Softcover, spiral bound book that lays flat for ease-of-use. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. 195 pages. Printed in the USA.