Have you ever seen an orchestra perform and wondered about all those different instruments? In this fact-filled, entertaining picture book, Bruce Koscielniak gives us a lively look at the history of the orchestra and the instruments in it. From the tooter, strings, and beaters” of the 1600s to the keyboard synthesizers of today, this playful exploration follows the development and trends of musical instruments over the last four hundred years. A perfect and joyous celebration for anyone who loves music.
"Informed and lively, this fact-filled excursion through music history is just the ticket for budding musicians and music-lovers at large," said PW in a starred review. Ages 4-8. (June) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.