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Information about the benefits of good music heard throughout pregnancy, early life and into adulthood.
Pointers to fine participatory music programmes for young people.
Baby Music News
babymusic.com Shortlisted for Prestigious Industry Award
babymusic.com's popular CDs Baby Cello and Baby Harp were shortlisted in the final five in the United Kingdom for the Nursery World Awards, in the resources and equipment category.
The Nursery World Awards have become the top accolades for early years education and childcare. The Awards recognise and showcase the best organisations, teams, individuals, initiatives and resources in the UK.
They shine a light on the hard work, innovation and dedication of those in early years education and childcare, illustrating best practice and raising the profile of early years. There is a wealth of great work going on in the sector, making sure that children get the very best. The Nursery World Awards highlight and celebrate these inspiring stories. babymusic.com was extremely proud to be a finalist in this very tough category and to be part of this prestigious industry event.
Peter and the Wolf wins coveted consumer awards!
babymusic.com's latest release, Peter and the Wolf, has been named Top Choice of the Year for storytelling CDs in the Baby Maternity Awards Program, and also received the CD of the Year Award from the Creative Child Awards Program. These awards programs are unique in that all products submitted are reviewed by parents, educators and professionals alike. Products are not reviewed by any one person. They are reviewed by many people—the very people who purchase them.
Click for the Peter and the Wolf page.
"School Report" Magazine features interview with our Artistic Director
Reporter Mark Kebble talks to babymusic.com founder and Artistic Director, Geoffrey Simon, about the importance of music for a child's development, in his article Note Perfect. The feature focuses on research that "connects musical participation to better school behaviour and develops self-esteem." Read the full article here.
Peter and the Wolf is here!
Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley and featuring the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras, the much loved tale of Peter and the Wolf headlines a disc including Britten's splendid introduction to music, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and the Dukas favorite The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Vivid performances make for an inspiring program to engage children in classical music.
Music In Our Lives: Resource Centre launches with first article
The babymusic.com resource centre, Music In Our Lives, has now launched with its very first article, Music in the Womb. The Resource Centre will grow to be an online 'hub' containing information about the benefits of classical music heard throughout pregnancy, early life and into adulthood, along with pointers to fine participatory music programmes for young people.
New articles and features are being prepared and added all the time. If you have an idea for a topic you would like to see covered, why not let us know, or join in the discussion on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
The topics featured on the Resource Centre are explored in layman’s terms—you don’t have to have any particular knowledge about music, or the science of babies, to appreciate the issues discussed. We are writing for people who, above all, are concerned for the wellbeing of their children or grandchildren. We are reaching people who want their babies to amount to something, and to enjoy, as we like to say, “a sound start in life”.
Calming Music for the Expectant Father
Mother Goose is here!
Delightful music for and about little people, performed in gorgeous sound by the famed Philharmonia Orchestra. Ravel's Mother Goose and Five O'Clock Foxtrot, Debussy's Children's Corner and Petite Suite, and more. It will captivate and charm your little ones... and you. Please click here for details.
Baby Harp Featured on Welsh Television
Harpists Claire Jones and Ieuan Jones were guests on "Wedi 7", the popular evening news programme serving Wales. The harp is the Welsh national instrument. Claire and Ieuan are members of The London Harp Sound, the 16-harp ensemble which performed Baby Harp. They spoke about the making of the recording, and performed live a duet arrangement of one of the Baby Harp tracks.
Claire is well known as a former Official Harpist to His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales. www.clairejones.co.uk
Ieuan has performed in 25 countries and is revered in Spain as "Esplendoroso Jones". www.ieuanjones.co.uk
Our CDs make news!
Baby Harp and its parent, The London Harp Sound, have been featured in "harpblog", the online magazine of Camac Harps. Click here for the article.
Baby Harp selected by Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City gifted several hundred copies of Baby Harp to major donors attending the Department's 23rd annual Fashion Show at the Waldorf-Astoria. The featured designer was AKRIS, showing their 2011 Spring Collection. The cost of the CDs was underwritten by a generous sponsor.
Eileen Solomon, Director, Special Events at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, said: "Baby Harp is a perfect and appropriate gift from our Ob/Gyn Department to its valued supporters. We are thrilled to be able to offer this beautiful recording, appreciating that children of all ages can enjoy, and benefit from, listening to fine music such as this."
For the Mt Sinai SoM Ob/Gyn Department click here.
Strictly Sleeping joins our catalogue
The latest release by the successful vocal group Thula Mama, Strictly Sleeping contains a selection of traditional and original lullabies for bedtime, inspired by a variety of cultures and beautifully arranged for unaccompanied women's voices. Our customers have enjoyed Soul Cool Babies and Tootsie Toolahs sung by Thula Mama.