"A panoramic survey of noteworthy music and music makers, from bone flutes to Beyonc " (Kirkus Reviews)
Follow this unique 8-foot long fold-out timeline through a celebration of the history of music all around the world, while listening along to the accompanying Spotify playlist
Learn about how different genres started-including classical, folk, jazz, gospel, rock 'n' roll, country, punk, grunge and pop. Explore the histories of music linked to particular cultures or regions-including Indigineous American, Asian, and African music; Son Cubano and Caribbean styles; and Australian bush music. Discover the stories of music maestros from around the world-including Beethoven, Wei Liangfu, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Maria Callas, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, and Beyonc . Marvel at the orchestra with a huge illustration set in London's Royal Albert Hall, and find out about the ancient instruments discovered all over the globe.
All this and more features in this richly illustrated timeline of music from 60,000 years ago to the present day that will delight children and families alike
About the Author
Composer Nicholas O'Neill has written, arranged and performed in almost every style of music, from classical to metal, from plainchant to funk. He is the recipient of multiple composition awards, Composer in Residence to the UK Parliament Choir, keyboardist for rock band JEBO, and a writer of board game reviews for various magazines and websites. Susan Hayes is in awe of children's limitless imagination and thirst for knowledge. She strives to learn from the children she knows and meets, and to enjoy the world through their fresh, curious eyes. Susan lives in the East Sussex countryside of the UK with her own children, her partner Neil, and two gorgeous but slightly silly ducks, Dolly and Izzy. She has written dozens of children's books. Ruby Taylor collects inspiration from everything around her and is especially drawn to old printed ephemera, vintage illustration, and hand painted signage. Ruby studied Illustration at Bristol University in the UK and works on editorial illustrations, live illustration and scribing, print and pattern designs, murals, fashion and stationery designs. Ruby Taylor lives in Bristol, UK.