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Magic in the Attic

An historical musical fantasy
by Lois Core Yopp

Magic in the Attic book illustration
Carine Montbertrand, narrator;
Irina Rees, harpsichord;
Efrem Briskin, piano;
Roman Mekinulov, cello;
Charis Dimaras, piano;
New York chamber ensemble

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"Magic in the Attic is a work of soaring imagination." David Dubal, pianist and noted author

"Everything is good: the story, illustrations, multi-voiced narration, music performances, choices of pictures and music selections, gorgeous typography and production. BRAVA!!!" The Late David Walter, Juilliard School faculty

"Magic in the Attic educates and entertains, and the child who reads this book learns that magical worlds lie sparkling all about us." Sam Pickering, author; Dead Poets Society teacher


CD tracks
1. Home From School
2. Bach Meets Roxanne
3. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
4. Bach Plays The Bouree
5. Bach is King
6. Bach Meets Ben
7. Ben and His Kite
8. Brueghel Peasants Dance the Gigue

  9. Magic Tea Party
10 Vermeer's Kitchen Maid
11. Bach Answers Questions
12. A Tale About Vivaldi
13. Vivaldi's Winter
14. The Next Party
15. Bach Plays Beethoven
16. Gigue
17. Adagio

The Music

 


J.S. Bach

Gigue from French Suite in G Major
J.S. Bach
Fantasia in C Major
J.S. Bach
Allegro Moderato from Sonata No. 1 in G Major for Cello and Piano
J.S. Bach
Allegro Moderato from Sonata No. 1 in G Major for Cello and Piano
Folk song
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
J.S. Bach
Bourée from French Suite in G Major, BMV 816
Renaissance
Fanfare
C.P.E. Bach
March in D Major, BMV Anh. 124
J.S. Bach
Little Fugue in G minor
Andrei Svirkov
Yankee Doodle, Variations on American Revolutionary War March
J.S. Bach
Gigue from French Suite in G Major, BMV 816
J.S. Bach
Gavotte from French Suite in G Major, BMV 816
J.S. Bach
Louré from French Suite in G Major, BMV 816
J.S. Bach
Gigue from French Suite in G Major, BMV 816
Vivaldi
"Winter" from The Four Seasons, Op. 8
Beethoven
Moonlight Sonata, No. 14 in C minor, Op. 27 No. 2, first movement
Encore piece

Adagio by J.S. Bach

Roxanne and Ben invite you to their attic party. You must be prompt. Please come at three o'clock and leave on the last stroke of six. There is no age limit, for our guest of honor, Johann Sebastian Bach, is over 300 years old!

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Brightly-colored illustrations, fold-out pictures, shining stars, a door that opens and closes, laminated cover, and a CD or tape that has wonderful narration and glorious music, so...Come with us on our light-hearted romp through history, music, and art with Roxanne, Ben, Bach, Beethoven, Vermeer, Brueghel, and of all things, that scamp - Benjamin Franklin.

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Published by Poohgee Press; available from Leonarda. Ideal age 7-11.

WARNING! Parents have been known to sneak-read this book.


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