The Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives

Stanbridge, Joanne (Book - 2012)
The Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives

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When the Lusitania was attacked in 1915, the American composer and New Yorker Charles Ives transformed the experience of this heartbreaking news into a musical piece. It begins with a jumble of traffic noises, then the hurdy-gurdy swells into the lovely old hymn "In the Sweet Bye-and-Bye." In lyrical text and watercolors--sometimes in dramatic wordless spreads--this thoughtful picture book reveals not only a wartime tragedy, but a composer's conviction that everyday music can convey profound emotion--and help heal a city. Young readers will understand that if they listen, music can be heard in the unlikeliest of places, from the busy chatter of a market to the wail of a fire engine.
Authors: Stanbridge, Joanne, 1960-
Title: The extraordinary music of Mr. Ives
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,23 x 29 cm.
Notes: "The true story of a famous American composer."
Local Note: 53 73 74 80 97 118 224
ISBN: 9780547238661
Statement of Responsibility: written and illustrated by Joanne Stanbridge
Subject Headings: Ives, Charles, 1874-1954 Juvenile literature. Composers United States Biography Juvenile literature.
Topical Term: Composers
LCCN: 2011048033
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