MP3 Half Moon - Songs For Sleepy Beings
This playful and intimate collection of childhood piano classics, and traditional folksong compliments your bedtime ritual.
14 MP3 Songs
FOLK: String Band, KIDS/FAMILY: Lullabies
Designed for the bedtime ritual, this album is inspired by childhood piano lessons and old time folksong recordings.
Influenced by her mother''s passion for Romantic era composers, and her father''s
Cold-War era record collection, Gretchen experimented with many genres of music.
Learning to play the piano at the age of four inspired her to take up the violin and then finally vocal study. Her only role as Cis, in Britten''s obscure opera Albert Herring helped her to realize that her innocent but refined instrument might do well as a model for children. Thus, her current career ensues as a choral director and a teacher of music.
As she approaches year 35, her next cycle of seven, she enters a new chapter in her musical career. Is this just the beginning of something meant to be? Who knows?
Branching out from her classical foundation, Gretchen has dedicated her musical career to the traditions of American folk music by continuing her independent study of the fiddle, guitar, composition, song writing, and re-inventing long lost songs.
She is grateful to the double nephews Tim and Byron Joseph, Don Julin, and Jamey Barnard for the collaboration that created Half Moon Songs for Sleepybeings, her first album.
Dedicated to her daughter Gwendolyn, portions of the album''s proceeds will benefit music education programs in northern rural Michigan.
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