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

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


Susan Hellauer, Anonymous 4

 

Hear our favorite songs...

Merry It Is!... the book

 
Until we're set up for sales here on the new site, you can still preview and buy the Seattle Historical Arts for Kids album Merry It Is! over at CDBaby. It's suitable for all ages — fascinating for preschoolers, fun and educational for elementary school students, and pure delight for adults, whether new to early music or longtime devotees.
 
 

Stay tuned for the next reprint, or send a note to get on the waiting list for a copy!
 
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Shula's previous recording is also at CDBaby. With its upbeat tunes and light, varied textures, the program appeals to kids as well as adults. English Renaissance country dances are presented in the musicians' own period-style duo settings, with Shula's early violin paired with instruments from recorder to viola da gamba to harpsichord.
Skleinerman

 
"Earthy and enjoyable..."
Early Music America Magazine

"Kleinerman's playing takes a middle path between
folkish vigor and classical formality.
It feels right, and there's an indefinable attractiveness to the whole project that puts the listener in touch with what made these durable tunes."
AllMusic.com

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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  1. 1 Cries of London 01:17
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  2. 2 Sweep, Chimney Sweep 00:44
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  3. 3 The College Hornpipe 02:02
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  4. 4 Yankee Doodle 01:57
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  5. 5 Spoken intro (Sumer) 00:05
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  6. 6 Sumer is icumen in 01:32
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  7. 7 Alle Psallite Cum Luya 01:14
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  8. 8 Spoken intro (Rodrigo) 00:15
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  9. 9 Rodrigo Martinez 01:16
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  10. 10 Spoken intro (Hold thy Peace) 00:29
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  11. 11 Hold Thy Peace 00:52
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  12. 12 Newcastle 02:06
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  13. 13 Spoken intro (Processit) 00:05
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  14. 14 Processit in Capite 01:07
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  15. 15 Spoken intro (Tomorrow) 00:14
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  16. 16 Tomorrow the Fox 02:34
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  17. 17 Spoken intro (Bransles) 00:19
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  18. 18 The Pease Bransle 00:53
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  19. 19 The Horses Bransle 01:41
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  20. 20 The Washerwomen's Bransle 01:13
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  21. 21 Spoken intro (Peascods) 00:27
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  22. 22 Gathering Peascods 02:34
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  23. 23 Spoken intro (Galliards) 00:17
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  24. 24 Baison nous belle 01:38
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  25. 25 A Lieta Vita 01:36
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  26. 26 Spoken intro (Pavan) 00:41
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  27. 27 Helas Madame 02:13
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  28. 28 Almande Lorayne 00:28
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  29. 29 The Honie-Suckle 02:00
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  30. 30 Spoken intro (Minuets) 00:33
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  31. 31 Miss Hedges' Minuet 01:43
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  32. 32 Spoken intro (Miri) 00:18
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  33. 33 Miri it Is 01:06
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  34. 34 Procurans Odium 01:41
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  35. 35 Spoken intro (Philomel) 00:28
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  36. 36 Philomel 01:43
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