System Requirements:

MAC: OS-X  - or -

Windows: XP / Vista / 7

QuickTime (4 or higher)

DVD-ROM reader

Screen Resolution:

1024 x 768

Sound capability

Program runs off disc


Tristan Music Appreciation

homeschoolers special price:


Price: 75.00 $39.75

(plus $6.00 shipping within US)

(+ sales tax)

An Exciting Way for Homeschooling Students to Learn About Music and the Instruments!



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Music Appreciation for Homeschoolers







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Perfect for homeschooling students, the software contains:


  • The 13 main orchestral instruments (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion) presented through videos of professional musicians with scrolling musical notation.
  • Excerpts by famous composers: J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Mozart, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Wagner, and more.
  • Easy-to-read text with links to definitions
  • Full color illustrations and period artwork.
  • A full exploration of the history of the musical instruments from the Middle Ages through early 20th century.
  • A fun matching game to test students' knowledge.

Tristan Music Appreciation for Young Scholars is an exciting educational exploration of the instruments, composers, and history of the instruments that gives students a strong foundation in music and inspires further study.


DVD-ROM Contents:


The program highlights the major instruments of

the orchestra through videos of expert musicians,

clear large-type explanations, and beautiful artwork.

(Roll mouse over thumbnail images to see sample screens.)


The program covers four families of instruments:


Strings -- Violin, Viola, Cello, Doublebass

Woodwinds -- Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon

Brass -- French horn, Trumpet, Trombone,Tuba

Percussion -- Timpani, Snare & Bass Drums, etc.


Over 200 Videos of individual musicians show

exact scrolling music.


Students discover excerpts of works by the master

composers from major musical eras including:


  • Baroque: Lully, Purcell, J.S. Bach, Handel
  • Classical: Mozart, Beethoven (also early American music)
  • Romantic: Berlioz, Brahms, Wagner, Tchaikovsky
  • Early 20th Century: Debussy, Mahler, Prokofiev, Stravinsky

Easy-to-read explanations contain clickable links to

annotated definitions and other information about music, the instruments, and the composers.


Beautiful illustrations and period artwork enhance

students' enjoyment and learning.


Complete Histories of the Instruments


For each major instrument family is an interactive history

describing the development of the instruments and the orchestra

that covers the full range of Western music history with music

courtesy of Virgin Classics, EMI, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos,

David and Ginger Hildebrand, and Altissimmo! Records.

Musical eras includes: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque,

Classical, Romantic, and Early 20th Century.


A Fun Musical Instruments Game


Finally, a fun instruments game helps test kids on the

instruments and composers. In four different music history

rooms, kids can match the musical term with the

instrument or composer in the room. They can visit the

Medieval / Renaissance Room, Baroque Room,

Classical Era Room, and Romantic Era Room.

It's a fun way for kids to test their knowledge while

taking a journey back into different musical eras.

All information in the game is covered in other parts

of the program.

Teachers & Schools:

 Special rates for multiple copies

(5 or more) for lab stations,

classroom adoptions, etc.

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Roll mouse over thumbnail images to see screen shots of program.


DVD-ROM highlights famous works:


  • Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev
  • Brandenburg Concertos by J. S. Bach
  • Mozart’s Magic Flute and Symphony 25
  • Beethoven’s 5th and 9th Symphonies
  • Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique
  • Overture to Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky
  • Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Prelude of an Afternoon of a Faun by Debussy
  • Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky / Orch. by Ravel