These audio CDs compile period songs—both famous and lesser known—to give students a taste of the era in which they were composed. Performers Anne and Ridley Enslow, accompanied by other musicians, make the renditions of each song as authentic as possible, using both traditional instruments as well as ones like hammered dulcimer, pennywhistle, harpsichord, and triple harp. When Johnny Comes Marching Home
and Music for Abraham Lincoln
each contain lyrics and short passages that put each song in historical context; online teacher’s guides are also available for these two CDs. Grades 5 and up. Enslow. ©2000–2011.
View a teacher's guide for the Lincoln CD (pdf format; will open in a separate window)