The Beethoven Code (Crack the codes to explore the lives of famous composers). By Geoffrey R. Lorenz. Arranged by Barbara Meeks. Games, Reproducible. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.30-2108H).
Inspired by the best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code," this imaginative resource is the perfect way to study some of the most important composers in Western music. A short biography is included for each featured composer that includes secret, embedded information. Students must study the information and crack the code to answer the worksheet questions--an interesting and rewarding exercise that will hold their attention and enliven this important component of music education. Permission is given to reproduce the worksheet pages and keys to the codes and answers are provided.