Music selection and explanatory notes by Ana Gerhard
Illustrations by Cecilia Varela
Published by The Secret Mountain
BOOK Throughout history birds have caught the imagination of composers and inspired their creativity and this selection of works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and others introduces children to classical music through the discovery of the melodious similarities between notes produced by instruments such as the flute, the organ, and the harpsichord and the birds’ songs. In addition to lovely illustrations, the book features a glossary of musical terms, a short biography of each composer, and a brief description of each bird evoked or mentioned in the composition.
MUSIC CD The accompanying CD offers excerpts of 20 different recordings—ranging from The Goldfinch, Hens and Roosters, and The Dance of the Swans to The Cuckoo and the Nightingale, Piano Concerto N, and Dance of the Firebird—performed by world-class luminaries including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Toronto Chamber Orchestra.
A peaceful, meditative song and movie to share with your little ones. "Inspiration" is the first video from the album "Cat Doorman Songbook" by Julianna Bright.
Story and illustrations by Julianna Bright based on pencil drawings made by her daughter.
Produced and edited by Alexis Gideon.
Animated by Alexis Gideon & Julianna Bright.
Song, lyrics and vocals by Julianna Bright
Guitar, bass, percussion, organ and instrumental arrangement by Seth Lorinczi
Recorded and engineered at Little Golden Book Studio by Seth Lorinczi
Mixed by Seth Lorinczi & Julianna Bright
Find out about Cat Doorman's music, her app "Little Red Wagon", performances and other fun stuff at catdoorman.com