Francis Schaeffer in The Gift of Music writes ...
"There are things in the Christian world that cause us to be sad. One of these is that for many Christians classical music is a complete vacuum. This robs individual Christians and their children of one of the very rich areas of joy in this life."
Music & Moments with the Masters
lasting memories and beautiful impressions
life-enriching, joyous experience!
by David Quine
Introduces your Family to the Greatest Music - the Greatest Composers
Music can be a life-enriching, joyous experience. Even before your children begin the discipline of learning a musical instrument, have music be part of your home. The secret in developing a love for great music lies in enjoying it together. One of the most enriching experiences in life is to spend moments with other people -- particularly those people who think deeply and sensitively and who express their creativity well.
Introduces your Family to the Ideas Shaping Music
Ideas have consequences. Whatever ideas a composer holds to be true will affect how he writes music! Music sounds different from generation to generation because that which is thought to be true changes.
12 Easy Ways to Learn and Love Classical Music
1 - AT HOME: Enjoy classical music in your school room, living room or patio - anywhere you spend time together.
2 - ON YOUR iPOD: Load the music onto iTunes and play from your iPOD.
3 - IN THE CAR: Listen together while driving in the car.
4 - AT NIGHT: Be comforted by beautiful music as you fall asleep.
5 - IN THE MORNING: Wake up to classical music. It helps to focus your mind on those things that are lovely.
6 - DURING SCHOOL: Listening to the music of Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart while studying increases brain activity.
7 - AT DINNER: Add some candles and every meal becomes special!
8 - FOR FAMILY NIGHT: Experience the pleasure of a special evening with your favorite composer. Let each member of the family choose his or her favorite.
9 - ON WALKS: When walking or exercising, listen to classical music.
10 - AT PICNICS: Add to the beauty of nature the lovely sounds of classical music.
11 - ON BIRTHDAYS: On their special day, let the "BirthDay Child" select his favorite music for the day. On the birthday of each great composer, have fun listening to the music he composed.
12 - AT ANY TIME, AT ANY PLACE: While playing, working, or relaxing, delight in classical music. Such marvelous music will enrich and brighten all your activities - filling your hearts with joy and beauty!
Appropriate for ages 4 though adult
CDs + Study Guide $ 100.00
CDs only $ 75.00
Classical Composers & the Christian World View is a carefully guided study contrasting the beautiful music of the Christian Period to the music of the Greco-Roman and Modern periods.
for ages 13 through adult
Before listening to selections from the Introduction, Bach, and Beethoven, download samples from the STUDY GUIDE.
There are two CD's for each composer. You begin by listening to the recorded life story of the composer. This CD tells the wonderful story of the composer and blends into his life many of the beautiful melodies he composed. The second CD for each composer is a samplier of his greatest works. Listening together will bring hours and hours of lasting memories and leave his heart and mind filled with beautiful impressions. This program will be enjoyed be everyone in your family.
Year I includes 9 CD's, Study Guide, and The Gift of Music
Year II includes 8 CD's
Year III includes 7 CD's
Year IV includes 8 CD's
Year V includes Norton Anthology 6 CD set - the teaching instruction is included in the Study Guide that accompanies Year I. The Year V may be purchased with or without the Study Guide.
Year V is an analysis of Western music from the Christian world view. Your children will hear the dramatic differences from century to century and learn why there is such a difference! Based upon the teaching of Dr. Francis Schaeffer. This is a music history/appreciation course that every child should take before leaving home.