Short programme notes to accompany the CD "Classics for Children" produced by Lyric FM (RTE). They are reproduced below in pdf format. They contain some tips for explaining the pieces and some activities for young children.

© A M Higgins, 2010

INTRODUCTION  
Track 1: Tchaikovsky Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Track 2: Jessel Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
Tracks 3-4-5: Saint-Saens

The Elephant The Swan Fossils

Track 6: Debussy Little Waltz
Track 7: Kodaly Viennese Musical Clock
Track 8: Ravel Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty
Track 9: Rodgers March of the Siamese Children
Track 10: Herbert March of the Toys
Track 11: Bizet The Ball
Track 12: Scott The Toy Trumpet
Track 13: Villa-Lobos The Little Train of the Brazilian Countryman
Tracks 14-15-16: Anderson The Typewriter The Syncopated Clock The Waltzing Cat
Tracks 17-18-19: Strauss Thunder and Lightning Polka - Pizzicato Polka - Cuckoo Polka
Tracks 20-21 Haydn Clock Symphony Drumroll Symphony
Track 22 Fauré Le Jardin de Dolly