The last few days have been filled with hair cut appointments for all, girl scout duties, organizing some work to be done on the house, and somewhere in all this business, I would like to find the time to experiment with a new and hopefully faster blog. It has simply been one of those non-stop running around kind of weeks, which accounts for my less than daily blog posts.
I have an interesting TV-related post to write, but that one requires more time than I have right now. Sorry! I’ll try to get to it soon. In the meantime, I’ll write about this wonderful CD!
Whenever I happen upon really nice children’s music I am so excited because much of it is quite annoying and unpleasant for adults to listen to. At least I find it so. Fairy Moon – Songs of the Ring is a CD that I bought quite a while ago and recently rediscovered.
All the songs are beautifully sung by Maria Sangiolo and the instruments are varied and interesting. Some songs are traditional, some are not, but most are about fairies or nature. A few are about love or friendship. The lyrics of one song, A Fairy Went-A-Marketing, are from the text of a charming book that we have of the same name (by Rose Fyleman). If you are interested, you can read my review of this lovely book here.
Most importantly though, I enjoy this CD as much as my children do, and that (for me at least) is a very rare find indeed.
Fairy Moon will definitely appeal to any Waldorf families out there. In fact Maria says in the CD insert that:
“Fairy Moon was born out of my own daughter’s Waldorf pre-school experience and our mutual love and appreciation for the outdoors, especially our flower garden.
We began building houses for the fairies in an old pine grove she named “fairyland” when she was four. In the winter, a window sill decorated with pinecones, bark, moss and handmade dolls and animals became her indoor fairyland.”
This 2004 CD has won several well-deserved awards: Parents’ Choice Award November 2004, National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) Ages 4 and Up Gold Award 2005, and Children’s Music Web Award, 2005.
Maria has a new CD about the ocean called Under the Mystic Sea. This one was only released last July, yet it has also won quite a few awards: Parents’ Choice Recommended 2007, Children’s Music Web Award 2007, Best Recording for Young Children, NAPPA Honors Award 2007.
We’ll be buying that one next!
Read more at Maria Sangiolo’s website.