Written by Dina Anastasio
Illustrator Tom Brannon
Published 1988
Publisher Astor Books
Series All About Music
ISBN 0943351049

Bert and Ernie: Soft and Loud is part of a 1988 series of Sesame Street books designed to introduce children to music concepts. The audio tape features Big Bird following the events of the book in which Bert and Ernie are confronted by various selections of loud and soft music.

Excerpts include:

  • Waltz of the Flowers - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber
  • Morning from Peer Gynt - Edvard Grieg
  • 1812 Overture - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Rite of Spring - Igor Stravinsky
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King - Edvard Grieg


  • Audio produced at Wood Studios in Greenwich, CT
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