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Saturday, May 29, 2010

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My children love music; from rock and pop to country and blues, they all have rather eclectic tastes when it comes to what they listen to.  There is one genre of music however, that they don’t seem too fond of—classical.  While I can certainly appreciate the beauty and history of classical music, my children prefer hard hitting drum beats and catchy pop lyrics.  That doesn’t mean I don’t try to encourage them to listen and appreciate classical music, it’s just a little more difficult to pull off than say Justin Beiber.image
A few weeks ago I was approached to do a review for Green Golly & Her Golden Flute and I was more than happy to check it out—I just hoped my children would be as receptive as I was.  First let me start by telling you a little bit about Green Golly.  Green Golly & Her Golden Flute combines classical music, humor, and amazing storytelling in a children’s CD.  Green Golly (by Flute Sweet and Tickletoon also known as Barbara Siesel and Keith Torgan) introduces children to classical music in a way that my children have never experienced.  Green Golly takes the much loved tale of Rapunzel and gives it a new and refreshing twist. 
“Rapunzel may have suffered isolation and distress during her days trapped in that big old tower, but her alter ego, Green Golly, has a wonderful golden flute to express her deepest feelings and a large stack of music by the world’s greatest composers to explore.  A keen observer of all that whizzes by her window, Green Golly is inclined to rely on her musical abilities to help her unravel the mysteries of life in this funny, engaging tale of romance and rescue, interwoven with works of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Gossec, Elgar, Bizet, Chopin, and Copland.

As produced by Randall Keith Horton – chosen by Duke Ellington as his composing and conducting assistant, succeeding Billy Strayhorn – the heart of Green Golly & Her Golden Flute is the gorgeous sound that world class flutist Barbara Siesel creates, making music by some of the greatest composers of the 19th and 20th centuries come alive with an impeccable sense of style and phrasing.  Add to that the frolicsome energy and fun of Keith Torgan’s storytelling and guitar playing, and you have an album that’s truly something extraordinary in children’s entertainment. Torgan fairly dances through the voices of the new characters he’s created to grace the beloved old tale, from Vlotek the Gypsy to Mousey Tongue. “
As I mentioned above my children are not too fond of classical music so I was very anxious to see how they would respond to Green Golly.  On a car ride to the grocery store I decided to pop in the Green Golly CD for my youngest children.  Honestly I expected them to ask me to turn on their music, but was amazed to look back a few minutes into the CD to see them completely engaged and enjoying the funny story and beautiful music!  I too found myself smiling and laughing at the humorous way the story was told, of course my favorite part was the music, and it was amazing.  I knew Green Golly was a hit when we arrived at the grocery store and my son told me—“No mom I not go in…I listen to this.” I can only assume that meant he liked it!
Buy it:  You can purchase the Green Golly CD online here.
One lucky Misadventures in Baby Raising reader won’t have to wait to purchase the CD because I have a copy to give away to one lucky winner!
Win it:  To be entered into this giveaway please tell me which piece of music from the CD you think your child(ren) would like best (track list can be found here.)  This is mandatory and must be completed before any extra entries are counted.
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25 comments :

  1. I think my niece would like the Green Golly & The Treasure of Light best. Thanks!

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  8. My niece would LOVE any of the books :)

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  10. My son would love the "Flight of the Bumble Bee" track. He has another CD with that song performed with an accoustic guitar and LOVES IT! Thanks!

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  17. My daughters would love this~

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  18. I like the "Once Upon A Time" song!

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  19. flight of the bumblebee - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  20. Flight of the Bumblebee is a favorite around here!

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  21. My kids would like Flight of the Bumble Bee.

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