Fairy Music

By , January 9, 2008 10:43 pm

This is just a quick post this evening.

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.

3 Responses to “Fairy Music”

  1. Jenny says:

    Oh, this sounds great! CJ loves fairies and all things to do with the ocean, AND her birthday is in a couple weeks! I may have to get the fairy book you mentioned too. Thanks for posting about Maria Sangiolo- I’d never heard of her before!

  2. soo says:

    I think the music is beautiful, think I might have to invest in a couple of the cds. Lilys birthday is also in a couple of weeks and she adores anything to do with fairies, she is trying to create an out fairy garden, so I think she will love the cd, also is one of her friends birthday next month, think I might invest in cd for her also. tThe true friendship song is so so nice. I also had not heard of Maria Sangiolo before, so pleased that you posted about her … Thanks

  3. Daria says:

    I just bought the 2 cds you mentioned from itunes (we were ready for some new music) and they are an instant huge hit. The kids sing Rattlin’ Bog with their full enthusiasm, and I was thrilled to hear the song Talia, too, especially since my daughters name is Talia. Love reading your blog. Thanks for the many inspirations.

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