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|1. Bells, We Children|
|2. Cradle Song|
|3. The First Star|
|4. Medley: In the Woods: Night Song/The Cry Of the Wild|
|5. Shepherd's Theme, Symphony #6|
|7. The Sandman|
|8. Prayer From Hansel and Gretel|
|9. Medley: Olde England: Traditional Songs and Rounds-Who Will Buy/Early One Morning|
|10. Medley: Rock-a-bye Baby (Piano Concerto #1)/Dennis Lee 'Rock Me Easy' (Symphony #8)|
|11. Wynken, Blynken, and Nod (Air For The G-string)|
|12. Medley: Piccolo Concerto, II, RV 443/Children's Poems|
|13. Medley: All Through the Night/William Blake: 'The Night'|
|14. Lullaby And Goodnight|
In many ways, this is the recording most close to my heart. Here, I could recreate and actually play the piano for the romantic repertoire I love so well. This recording also proved beyond a doubt something I have always believed about children: they are expressive, gifted, deep people and we should never talk down to them. On a whim, I went into a junior school and had the children write poetry to Vivaldi's Piccolo Concerto. My only words: "Here we have a high, high piccolo and a low string pad. Write about a magic space in between." The kids wrote for a while, then insisted on reading their words aloud over the music. Even the guinea pig fell silent as their extraordinary words poured into that classroom. This recording is a testament to the talents of children everywhere. It is also a chance for parents to sing with their kids the rounds they sang around the campfire: Dona Nobis Pacem, Hey Ho Nobody Home etc. The last track on Daydreams and Lullabies is my favorite from the entire series: Pachelbel's Canon, overlaid with almost all the melodies which have gone before: serene, radiant, warm, and affirming that there is a kinder gentler universe somewhere. Probably our children are closer to it than we are. Susan Hammond, Classical Kids producer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Came on time, for a baby shower. It is a cd I know, loved and used with my kids.
Nice to pass it on to a new young mother.
Thanks for shipping so quickly.
I love this. It's actually a little slice of my happiest, most peaceful childhood moments. It's soothing, comforting and one of my favorite CDs.Published on Feb. 19 2001