"An immediately infectious sense of pure fun....

The children sing with equal confidence in Spanish, Latin, and early English…. The instrumentalists are impeccably musical.... The result is a wonderfully varied introduction to early music.... This isn't just a pedagogical tool, though it's an excellent one; it's also a pleasure to listen to." Karen Cook, Duke University

 
"I am so charmed 
I can hardly speak.... 

[This music]
was made for these kids to sing."


Susan Hellauer, Anonymous 4

 

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If you prefer to order by check: Make checks payable to SHAK, PO Box 27472, Seattle WA 98165

Merry It Is!... the album

Recorded with elementary school students in mind and with the help of real-live kids aged 8-12. The album is also fascinating for preschoolers and totally charming for adults, whether new to early music or longtime devotees.

Merry It Is: Songs & Dances from the 13th-18th Centuries

Seattle Historical Arts for Kids

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Music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, and American Colonial eras brings history to life, with a menagerie of period instruments. This journey through history, narrated and sung by kids, will warm adults' hearts and spark children's imaginations.

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T-shirts for young and old

"KEEP CALM AND SING IN LATIN"
  • "KEEP CALM AND SING IN LATIN"

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Share in SHAK's humor and passion! Tri-blend (poly/cotton/rayon) for soft texture and comfortable drape. White screen print on cool heathered red. Ships FREE in the US!

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"OLD MUSIC FOR YOUNG EARS"
  • "OLD MUSIC FOR YOUNG EARS"

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Be part of SHAK history! This was our first T-shirt and features an original block print by Seattle artist Sandy Eshleman that matches our Merry It Is CD. Off-white on raspberry, 100% cotton. Ships FREE in the US!

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Merry It Is!... the book