: The Composer Is Dead (): Lemony Snicket, Carson Ellis, Nathaniel Stookey: Books. Like an extra-large, colorful box containing a thimble, “Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead” is 98% wrapping. Animation, puppetry. It’s Tuesday, and time for Part Two of “The Composer Is Dead Week” on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. Lemony Snicket and.

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Where exactly were the violins on the night in question? I love the books myself, but would be the first to say they require a child reader with a particular sensibility and taste a Carrollian one, if you will. Such a clever book to teach kids about the orchestra, yet adults who have had experience in orchestras will catch the little inside jokes. Dec 03, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: The unintended entertainment was from watching and hearing my kids as they listened to the score for the first time.

Views Read Edit View history. Join the Inspector as he interrogates all the unusual suspects. This allows for theatrical read-alongs for the family. Apr 03, Lubinka Dimitrova rated it it was amazing Shelves: For example, was it utterly necessary to end the piece on such a benign note? I will find them if they are lurking in the brass. He was not moving, or even breathing.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He interrogates every section the orchestra, every very suspicious instrument.

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This piece landed at the LA Phil www. We often have to stay late after performances and stack up all the chairs.

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Each instrument comes to life with sound, background, and an alibi. Jun 07, Heather Bolwar rated it it was amazing. Originally posted at Libri Ago. View all 8 comments. The Composer Is Dead is a murder mystery about the killing of a composer.

Jan 25, spacenaiads rated it it was amazing. I love the personalities that Snicket assigns to the various instruments.

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Merritt to be able to wrangle an honest-to-goodness orchestra into shape. And that’s exactly what you get!

Lemon Well, this is the perfect book to introduce children to the musical world. I also have hundreds of deta If Lemony Snicket was going to compose a symphony and corresponding plot, it’d be safe to expect orchestral inside jokes, the battle of the instruments, jovial sarcasm, and a little mystery and intrigue.

Sbicket was so good and funny! Snicket is known for his dark humour lejony this book is no exception, but it’s done in such a way that I think even those who didn’t like A Series of Unfortunate Events could appreciate it.

I hate to say it, but the reason no one has attempted this before is because nobody had the right qualifications for the job. The entire idea of staging a murder investigation in an orchestra setting was unique and delightful – exactly what I have come to expect snkcket Lemony Snicket.

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Mar 19, Luisa Knight rated it really liked it Shelves: Daniel Handler, the man behind the Snicket, must have played in an orchestra at some point in his life.


Personally, I felt a bit of the humor in the quick repartee as I read it between the inspector and the various instruments was lost with the sometimes drawn-out conversations with musical interludes on the audio compposer.

But, you’ll have to be very knowledgeable about classical music and instruments to understand the significance of what answers those instruments gave and the order in which they were interrogated in. This is a great introduction to musical instruments and their positions within an orchestra.

There is one pairing of a man with a woman upside down on his left arm that left me squinting and blinking several times in search of his head.

Sep 11, Katie rated it it was amazing. The Composer Is Dead. I don’t have the book here, but I lemonu a witty reference to several Bachs and then Offenbach. Retrieved from ” https: We tje crucial countermelodies nobody hears. The words are hilarious, as per usual, and the accompanying CD ideal for long car trips, bedtime fare, or just sitting about the living room.

I have a lot of problems following audio books because I’m easily distracted, so it didn’t really help me.