Sounds Like Fun 8204

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Folk Songs, Games, and Poems for Children

vocal / instrumental (time- 47 minutes)
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Mitzie Collins: vocals, dulcimers, banjo, piano; Jim Kimball: vocals, fiddle, piano, banjo; Tom Bohrer: narrator; Skip Evans: vocals, pennywhistles, piano, Autoharp™; Children's ensemble: vocals, Orff-Schulwerk instruments

Nearly thirty children, singing or playing instruments, join Mitzie Collins on this joyous recording. The songs, games, and poems, especially chosen for pre-school and primary school-age children, are performed on a wide variety of folk instruments as well as glockenspiels, xylophones, and metallophones. The more than 30 years that Mitzie Collins has devoted to making music with and for children is reflected in every note of Sounds Like Fun. In addition to classroom and assembly performances in area schools, Mitzie Collins continues to be in demand as a workshop leader at early childhood conferences and music teachers' conventions. We are flattered and a little amazed to learn that this recording is now being enjoyed by a second generation of children. The 8 1/2 by 11 inch, 60-page companion book is designed for parents and teachers. Each tune is presented in an easily readable format, with chords, complete texts, instructions for the games, and suggestions for related reading material and activities. Orff-Schulwerk arrangements for five songs are included, as well as a pattern for making your own limberjack. Home-schooling parents find Sounds Like Fun and Reach to the Sky invaluable aids in incorporating music into their daily learning activities. As a result of Mitzie Collins' extensive experience with special populations, there are many adaptations and strategies for using the songs and games with special children, especially the physically handicapped. "A wonderful resource for teachers and parents alike. The bibliographic information, music transcriptions, and game instructions in the accompanying booklet are particularly outstanding." Dr. Ellen Koskoff, ethnomusicologist, The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester


    Sounds Like Fun
  1. The Frog (poem)
  2. A Frog He Would a-Wooing Go
  3. Twinkle Twinkle / Pop Goes the Weasel / Frere Jacques (hammered dulcimer, autoharp)
  4. Jump Jim Joe
  5. Chick-A-La-Le-O
  6. The Opposite Song
  7. Circle ' Round the Zero
  8. Sally Go Round the Sun / Here Comes Sally Down the Alley / Little Sally Water (Orff instrumental ensemble)
  9. Theophilus Thistledown (poem)
  10. Tongue Twister Song
  11. I Had A Horse
  12. Engine, Engine Number Nine / Mushroom Soup Train / To Stop the Train
  13. Pick It Up / Why Oh Why
  14. The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre / Gary Owen / Saddle the Pony (hammered dulcimer, penny whistle)
  15. Oh Susanna (banjo)
  16. Jenny Jenkins
  17. The Devil's After Me / Ten in the Bed
  18. Wynken, Blynken and Nod (mountain dulcimer, guitar)
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