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The Beethoven Code

Crack the codes to explore the lives of famous composers

By Geoffrey R. Lorenz

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Grade 4+
Crack the codes to explore the lives of famous composers. Composed by Geoffrey R. Lorenz. Arranged by Barbara Meeks. Classroom Music, Critical Thinking Skills. Games, reproducible. Heritage Music Press #30/2108H. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.30-2108H).

Item Number: 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.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach 
  • Ludwig van Beethoven 
  • Johannes Brahms 
  • Frederic Chopin 
  • Claude Debussy 
  • George Frideric Handel 
  • Scott Joplin 
  • Modest Moussorgsky 
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
  • Clara Schumann 
  • Igor Stravinsky 
  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
  • Antonio Vivaldi 
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