and the Chiming Tower Bells
by Opal Wheeler
Here is the story of Ludwig van Beethoven, greatest master of all, told with feeling and delicate skill for boys and girls.
Perhaps he, too, will become a musician like all the Beethoven's, said Father Johann. From then on, the four-year-old Ludwig was kept at the piano hour after hour until the long exercises were mastered.
Originally published in 1944, this is his story, an inspiring story of his achievements against all odds of his growing deafness. Long live Beethoven! shouted the audience. But the master could not hear them, and as a singer turned him gently to face the audience, the noble head bowed low as he saw from the flutter of handkerchiefs, the applause that rained upon him.
Thus Opal Wheeler captures the superb quality of musical greatness of Beethoven and communicates it to boys and girls. A deeply stirring tribute to the greatest composer of all.
There are 33 musical scores included in the text of the book, AND the same music is on the MP3 CD (described below) in a printable format straight from your computer. You don‘t even have to go to the music store to purchase the music. Just print it out from the CD. In addition to the printable sheet music, there are printable pictures to color, and the recorded music of each selection.
(the MP3 CD is purchased separately)
168 pages, $13.95
Beethoven Study Guide
by Judy Wilcox
Intended to complement Opal Wheeler and Sybil Deucher’s classic, Ludwig Beethoven and the Chiming Tower Bells.
Packed with timelines, maps, reading comprehension questions, character quality highlights, and extra tidbits of information about Beethoven`s life and his music. Written for children in grades K-6, this study guide makes a great addition to any study of master composers. Softcover
Beethoven/Haydn Companion MP3CD
This enhanced CD provides audio files of all the music from Wheeler & Deucher`s classic books on Beethoven and Haydn in MP3 file format, so that you can hear these composers` works. In addition, all the music contained in the books can be printed as sheet music from this enhanced CD. Moreover, printable coloring pages for each chapter of both books are provided. Geared for a variety of learners - auditory, kinesthetic, visual, and just plain "active" - it`s a excellent supplement to your reading experience.
Click to Hear Beethoven’s Ecossaise II
Click to Hear Beethoven’s Turkish March
This must be played on an MP3 CD player. I will also work on a computer CD-ROM or a DVD player. It will NOT work on a regular CD player.)
Has the companion music for both Beethoven and Haydn books and Study Guides.