"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

 

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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Merry It Is!... the book

New New Nothing


With its upbeat tunes and light, varied textures, this album appeals to kids as well as adults. SHAK founder Shulamit Kleinerman presents English Renaissance country dances in new period-style duo settings with a variety of collaborators, pairing her early violin with instruments from recorder to viola da gamba to harpsichord. Online sales coming soon, or contact us to purchase a copy.