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The Top 100 Delightful Classical Music Pieces All Children Should Hear

It’s the music that makes you think of an airplane soaring through the fluffy white clouds, or of an excited senior marching down the aisle to graduate. It’s the music that makes you laugh and the music that makes you cry. It’s the music we should all know and at least become somewhat familiar with. And, you can with my list of the Top 100 Delightful Classical Music Pieces All Children Should Hear. Be sure to use the great free printable pack that’s available at the end of the post. Click on the links below to listen.

Handel: Water Music
Paganini: Caprice No. 24

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Classical Period (1725-1800)

Beethoven: Fur Elise

Romantic Period (1800-1899)

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
Saint-Saens: Carnival of Animals “Aquarium,” “Danse Macabre,” and “The Swan,”
Massenet: Meditation
Satie: Gymnopedie
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Modern Period (1900-present)

Respighi: Pini di Roma
Debussy: Clair de Lune
Debussy: Arabesque
Garland and Razaf: In the Mood
Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 3
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite

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    1. Hi Cristee,
      After purchasing the course at, you look for the lesson entitled “Composer Flashcards.” You can download the PDF file there. The directions are included there as well, but I’ll copy them here: Print the composer flashcards double-sided and cut into fourths. You might also want to print on cardstock or use Avery #4750. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

    1. I don’t have women composers in this particular course, but I do in lots of others!
      See these:
      How to Use Music Lessons for Women’s History Month:

      Maria Theresa Paradis is featured in the Composer Study With 10 Lesser-Known Composers course. See her lesson here:

      Amy Beach is also a part of the Composer Study With 10 Lesser-Known Composers course and her lesson can be found here:

      Women in the Music Appreciation: Middle Ages through Classical Era course
      Hildegard of Bingen is one of the earliest women composers we still have music from. See her lesson here:

      Women in the Music Appreciation of the Romantic Era course
      Clara Schumann was a wonderful composer and musical performer who was married to a great composer (Robert Schumann) and friends with another (Johannes Brahms). See her lesson here:

      Fanny Mendelssohn composed over 460 compositions. Learn about her here:

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