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Cheerful baby [a happy collection arranged to offer your children increased joy in their world].
Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble.
Corporate Author:
Publication Information:
Alpharetta, GA : Brainy Baby Co., [2002]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc (60 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
A collection of classical and traditional music to encourage brain development in young children.
General Note:
A collaboration of the Brainy Baby Co., Advanced Brain Technologies, and the National Academy for Child Development.

Compact disc.
London Bridge is falling down (Traditional English) (3:03) -- Little Bo-Peep (Traditional) (2:01) -- Minuet in G / Bach (1:33) -- Happiness (Improvisation) (2:40) -- Meditation / Pleyel (1:06) -- La ci darem la mano / Mozart (2:02) -- Farmer in the dell (Traditional) (1:08) -- Song of spring / Mendelssohn (2:40) -- Ash grove (Traditional) (1:35) -- Foreign lands and people / Schumann (1:40) -- Gavotte / Martini (2:30) -- Sunday / Brahms (1:35) -- Simple gifts (Traditional American) (3:14) -- Day and night (Traditional English) (1:45) -- Minuet in F / Mozart (1:31) -- Minuet in C / Beethoven (1:42) -- Serenade / Haydn (3:04) -- Golden cradle (Traditional Irish) (1:52) -- Mocking bird (Traditional American) (1:07) -- Cheerful thoughts (Improvisation) (4:24) -- Poetry / Dancla (2:09) -- Rondo / Mozart (1:15) -- Short story / Lichner (0:48) -- Manx lullaby (Traditional Manx) (1:54) -- Nature's goodnight (Traditional) (2:17) -- Oh dear! What can the matter be? (Traditional English) (1:48) -- Waltzing doll / Poldini (2:43) -- Morning mood / Grieg (4:52).
Format :
Music CD


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CR 318 Juvenile Compact Disc Branch juvenile audio cd
CR 318 Juvenile Compact Disc Open Shelf

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Bearing the highfalutin name Advanced Brain Technologies, Inc. (ABT), the company issuing Cheerful Baby, one of four titles in its Music for Babies series, promises a great deal more than your average CD. This isn't just good music, mind you. It "helps infants and toddlers achieve their extraordinary, and unique, potential." It does so by introducing them to a collection of excerpts from classical music by the likes of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart, as well as traditional melodies, played by a chamber orchestra consisting of harp, celeste, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, and flute. Cheerful Baby is "a happy collection arranged to offer your children increased joy in their world." Whether it will offer their parents increased joy is liable to be a matter of taste. Grownups who like European classical music may accept ABT's pseudo-scientific pronouncements about the virtues of having their infants exposed to it (although they may be more inclined to play CDs already in their collections instead of buying this one), but people from other cultures and traditions may question the whole idea. Still, the music is consistently pleasant, and it no doubt will make for a more congenial environment for child-rearing than some other music and sounds children are likely to hear. ~ William Ruhlmann