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Joseph Haydn-Listening and Lesson Plans
Joseph Haydn, also known as Papa Haydn
This lens gathers a lot of really fun links for studying Joseph Haydn, especially the Surprise Symphony. My children love his music and we often listen as we eat breakfast or during our drawing time.
He wrote over one hundred symphonies and became known as the "Father of the Symphony". He brought about great changes in music of his time and contributed much to the Classical Period of music.
Use my lens to learn more about this composer with your children. I give listening suggestions, links to resources to look for at your library, ideas for following up your composer study, and some fun activities for children.
Haydn was so well-known that later composers, like Mozart and Beethoven, went to study with him
Links for Children to Learn About Joseph Haydn
- Biography for Young Readers
This one page biography in PDF format makes it easy for young learners to read about Joseph Haydn.
- Sheet Music for the Surprise Symphony
Want to play a portion of the Surprise Symphony? Here is a link to the piano music for the Second Movement.
- More Information on the Surprise Symphony
In this Wikipedia article, you get more detailed information about the music theory of the Surprise Symphony.
- Composer Study-Haydn
Jimmie, a fellow Squidoo Lensmaster, has put together a blog entry sharing her daughter's study of Joseph Haydn. She includes her books, links, and images of their notebooking pages on Joseph Haydn.
- Printable activity sheet for Joseph Haydn from Classics for Kids
Short biography, timeline, and suggested activities to enhance your listening of the Farewell Symphony.
- ArtsAlive Article on Haydn
This is a nice simple biography for your study.
Resources for Children - Learn About Joseph Haydn
Wonderful picture book that comes with a CD featuring the Farewell Symphony.
Wonderful collection of Haydn's best known works
Haydn is included in this book with accompanying CD.
Another book where you can learn about Haydn as well as other composers. Book and CD.
Links to Listen to Haydn Online
- The Best of Haydn
You will need to sign up for a free account on Naxos.com in order to listen to parts of his music. You can subscribe to Naxos.com for $19.95 a year and you will have access to complete collections of CDs for all the composers on the website. I highly
- Classical Archives for Haydn
Here again you can listen to music free if you sign up with your email address. There are plenty of free things to listen to as long as you don't listen to more than five selections in a 24 hour period.
Companion CD to The Merry Little Peasant
Great CD companion to go along with your music appreciation study of Joseph Haydn.
This CD is just what I would have wanted to go along with our music appreciation when my boys were younger. It has all the music selections from the book and coloring pages for each chapter.
Bonus is that it goes along with the Beethoven book too...what a deal!
Vermeer and Haydn Mini-Unit Available Now
Art and Music Appreciation for Families
I am writing a new ebook that features Joseph Haydn in a nine week mini-unit from Harmony Fine Arts. Notebook pages, links, resources, and listening suggestions are all included in this ebook.
# Full nine week plans for both art and music appreciation, specific suggestions for each week
# 40 pages long, including 16 custom notebooking pages
# 9 full-color large prints for artist study plus 8 mini-prints
# All links are provided for viewing artwork online, as well as additional study for Vermeer
# Every painting has a follow-up project: coloring pages, supplies lists, and full instructions provided
# Listening suggestions provided, many with online listening links, YouTube videos, and follow-up activities for Haydn
# Suggested additional resources to complement studies, reasonably priced
# This mini-unit was written so children of all ages can participate in art and music appreciation in your family. Viewing great paintings and listening to Haydn's music are both appropriate activities for all members of your family.
Unit Price $3.95-click the button and read more about this book on my blog!
The Story of Haydn - Over one hour of muiscal selections with narration
This CD is a great way to listen to Joseph Haydn's story with your children. The CD features his biography as well as excerpts from his most well-known works. Also there are several complete musical selections at the end of the CD. I highly recommend this CD and you can't beat the price!
Economical way to learn about Joseph Haydn and his music. For all ages.
Notebooking Pages for Your Study of Joseph Haydn
If you are keeping a composers notebook, here are some pages for your child to use.
Additional Composer Resources.
This book is aimed at an older audience but is easily read by middle schoolers independently.
Farewell Symphony - 2nd Movement
You might want to preview the video on this one or just listen to the audio.
Joseph Haydn - Surprise Symphony
Not much of a video but the audio is good.
Joseph Haydn - The Creation - The Heavens are Telling
A little something different....an oratorio!