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  DESCRIPTION     CD of classic musical story by Sergey Prokofiev  
  DETAILS     Every child should have a CD of Sergey Prokofiev's classic,  PETER AND THE WOLF.  I like the CD that has Benjamin Britten's YOUNG PEOPLES GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA on the other side. Both are instructive re the instruments of the orchestra. The characters in PETER AND THE WOLF all have themes that are played by a particular instrument in the orchestra. For example, Grandfather is portrayed by the deep voice of the bassoon.  YOUNG PEOPLES GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA is for older children or  grandparents who are curious about the individual sounds of an orchestra's instruments. The work is subtitled Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Purcell and is based on a dance tune by Henry Purcell (1659-95) The orchestra introduces the music and then each family of instruments, from highest to lowest, is introduced individually, playing variations on the theme. The work closes with a grand fugue based on Purcell's original theme.  
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  NAME     Susan Smith  
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